The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors

The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors certifies that: Power and Combustion, Inc. is authorized to use the following symbols in accordance with the National Board.

  • "A" Assembly of Power Boilers at the above location and field sites controlled by the above location. (#12114)
  • "U" Manufacture of pressure vessels at the above location and sites controlled by the above location. (#17365)
  • "PP" Fabrication and assembly of pressure piping at the above location and sites controlled by the above location. (#12113)
  • "R" Repairs and / or alterations at the above location and extended for field repairs and /or alterations controlled by this location.  (R-204)

Power and Combustion, Inc. is authorized to apply the "NB" (National Board) mark and register boilers, pressure vessels, or other pressure retaining items with the National Board in accordance with it's provisions.

The scope of authorization is limited to items manufatured in accordance with: ASME Stamps : U, A, & PP.

The Union-Affiliated (UA) STAR Certification

Union-Affiliated (UA) STAR CertificationPower and Combustion, Inc. assures that our journeyman have had the training to excel in HVACR service, pipefitting, plumbing or sprinkler fitting. The comprehensive UA STAR exam can be taken by apprentices completing their five-year training program, or piping professionals in the field who want to further their careers.

Successful completion of the UA STAR exam earns applicants 30 hours of college credit toward an Associates Degree in Construction Supervision. That makes them the best qualified piping professionals in the industry!

Mechanical Service Contractors Association (MSCA) STAR qualification assures building owners and facility managers that their STAR qualified contractor is providing the highest level of skill, quality, value, and professionalism in the industry. How? To qualify as an MSCA STAR contractor, applicants must meet eight stringent criteria and submit supporting documentation to ensure all criteria are being met. These criteria include:

  • Being an MSCA member in good standing
  • Having a proven track record in the HVACR or plumbing service industry
  • Having a minimum of 25% of current workforce UA STAR certified
  • Having a documented company service safety and health program and maintaining an outstanding safety record
  • Providing on-going training to both field and in-house employees
  • Having employees attend at least one MSCA or MCAA-sponsored national or local program each year
  • Having an established truck inventory control system and major tool inventory program
  • Providing and requiring photo ID cards to be worn by all field personnel · Maintaining the highest levels of customer service standards

As more and more MSCA contractors become STAR qualified, the higher the bar will be raised for the mechanical service industry as a whole. Customers will begin demanding an MSCA STAR Qualified contractor for their jobs to guarantee value, professionalism and efficiency. MSCA STAR is Proof of Quality.

State Licensing

State of Maryland - Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Journeyman and Apprentice Licensing

Medical Gas Certification

Installation of piping in medical gas systems is governed by requirements included in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 99) Standard for Health Care Facilities. Certification requires attending a 32 hour (minimum) course, passing a 100 question written/drawing test as well as horizontal and vertical braze test. This program leads to certification as a Medical Gas Installer.

Backflow Certification

This certification is approved by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing and the Washington Sanitary Commission. The primary purpose is to define, describe and illustrate typical cross-connections and to suggest methods and devices by which they may be eliminated. This rigorous program leads to certification as a Backflow Prevention Assembly Technician and Installer.

Welding Certification

Welders are tested on the welding processes most commonly used on the majority of construction projects. Our flexible welding program can accommodate special requirements of customers. Testing standards exceed the National Certified Pipe Welders Bureau specifications and are certified by Harford Steam Boiler through PCI' membership in a local association. This certification program provides pre-tested, certified and immediately available Journeyman Welders.

CFC Freon Recovery / EPA Compliance

This CFC plan is approved as a Technician Certificate Program under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Exams are administered for Core, Types I, II, III and Universal CFC licenses. This program insures compliance with EPA Clean Air Act amendments.

Standard First Aid Certification

Basic first-aid for helping in an emergency situation.

CPR Certification

Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Power & Combustion, Inc. / PCI Service Company | 7909 Philadelphia Rd. | Baltimore, MD 21237-2694 | Main: 410-866-4900 | Service Dept.: 410-866-5201 | Toll Free: 888-866-4900 | Fax: 410-866-4906