What's New?

Fifth Class Textbook Set (Edition 3.5)

PanGlobal is proud to launch our Power Engineering Fifth Class textbook, Edition 3.5. This set prepares learners to write the SOPEEC Fifth Class Power Engineer Certification of Competency examination in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon Territory, and Northwest Territories. Other jurisdictions may recommend this three-volume set for low pressure heating plant certification examinations. It is available for purchase in print and eBook format through our website. 

Features and Upgrades

  • Twelve months of access to online learning media and self assessments 
  • Updated refrigeration content, and the removal of Freon topics, to align with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
  • Latest codes, standards, and regulations 
  • Clarifications and corrections 

Topics

  • Book 1: Low Pressure Boiler Components & Operation 
  • Book 2: Elements of Human Comfort in Facility Operation 
  • Book 3: Basic Physical Science, Safety & Regulation for Facility Operation 

Important Note: This three-volume set (Ed. 3.5) and the Power Engineering Fifth Class Edition 3.2 are the only single source of print learning material approved by both IPECC and SOPEEC to meet the syllabus and curriculum standards required to successfully prepare for the Fifth-Class Power Engineer Certificate of Competency examination.

3rd Class Textbook Set (Ed. 2.5)

PanGlobal is proud to launch our Power Engineering Third Class Edition 2.5. This textbook set is designed for Fourth-Class Power Engineers who wish to advance their careers, upgrade their knowledge, and prepare for the third-class certification exams. Both edition 2.0 and edition 2.5 are sufficient for certification purposes. Please verify the edition recommended by your post-secondary institution.

Features and upgrades

  • Sixteen months of access to online learning media and self-assessments
  • New template
  • Latest codes, standards, and regulations
    • Edition 2.5 references our 2018 ASME Academic Extract Vol. 1 & 2
  • Clarification, and corrections

Topics include:

  • Boiler design, construction, operation, maintenance, and ancillary equipment
  • Controls and instrumentation
  • Pumps and compressors
  • Prime movers
  • Refrigeration

Important Note

This four-volume set (Ed. 2.5) and the Power Engineering Third Class Edition 2.0 set are the only single source of learning materials approved by both IPECC and SOPEEC to meet the syllabus and curriculum standards required to successfully prepare for the Third-Class Power Engineer Certificate of Competency Examinations.

Reminder about PanGlobal Login Credential Access

PanGlobal’s Power Engineering textbooks contain time-sensitive login credentials (unique User Name & Password printed on the front inside cover of the first book) which provide access to additional online resources and self-assessments. These credentials allow initial access to our Learning Management Systems within 3 years of the textbook print date.

After activation, the textbook’s online access time frames vary depending on the product and begin after the initial log in.  This 3-year initial activation access restriction is in place to ensure that the online resources accurately support the textbook content. Bookstores and resellers are reminded not to carry over inventory that exceeds this access time.

If you have additional questions about login credentials and access time, please view our Knowledgebase Article on the subject, or submit a ticket and your personal inquiry will be addressed.

2nd Class [Ed 2.0] Perfect Bound Binding

In 2016, PanGlobal initiated to move all products to Perfect Bound binding from our previous coil binding process. In 2017 we received notice that this first print run for Perfect Bound 2nd Class individual volumes (2A1, 2A2, 2A3, 2B1, 2B2, 2B3) [Ed 2.0] experienced some binding problems and inefficiencies. To remedy this, our printer adjusted the paper weight, binding adhesive and added 3 hole punch for new prints. As of our second print run these issues have been resolved.

In total, as of June 2019, there have been a total of 18 reports from customers concerning the Perfect Bound 2nd Class individual volumes (2A1, 2A2, 2A3, 2B1, 2B2, 2B3) [Ed 2.0] initial print run. All of these inquiries have been resolved by PanGlobal.

Going forward, PanGlobal will continue to address issues regarding this print run until August 31st, 2019 after which time customers who purchased and received the initial (non-hole punched) 2nd Class [Ed 2.0] Textbooks will be directed to our Support system for reference, and declined replacements for purchases made over 2 years ago.

CIRKA is now available with Text-to-Speech!

PanGlobals favourite study tool CIRKA has been updated to include the Text-to-Speech function. When you download the CIRKA of your choice you will now be able to enable audio for the questions, your choices and the answers. This feature will provide new study methods for all types of learners. CIRKA is available in our Book Store under eBooks, and the link for Text-to-Speech can be found under the audio heading. Try out the CIRKA Text-to-Speech function today!

Addendum Chapter for 2nd Class Part A2 (Ed. 2.5)

To further support learners’ preparation for 2nd Class Part A2 certification, PanGlobal is pleased to offer an addendum chapter for Heat, Expansion of Solids and Heat Transfer.

A copy of this addendum will be shipped – at no additional cost – for orders placed between May 1st, 2018, and April 12th, 2019, which included the 2nd Class Part A2 textbook. The addendum will be shipped to the delivery address of the original order and should be delivered by May 3rd, 2019.

Purchases including the 2nd Class Part A2 volume received after April 12th, 2019, will have the addendum packaged with the A2 volume.

The Heat, Expansion of Solids and Heat Transfer chapter will be incorporated into the 2nd Class A2 textbook in future print runs. Those who have purchased or subscribed to the 2nd Class Part A2 eBook can access the addendum chapter by re-syncing their eBook profile (refer to our support article on eBook Syncing for more information).

For any enquiries regarding the Addendum Chapter, please submit a Support Ticket to our Orders, Accounts and Pricing department.

24 month extension for current PG Stick users!

PanGlobal is excited to announce a new 24-month extension for current PG Stick users!

 

If you were an early adopter and purchased a PG Stick in either 2017 or 2018, you are eligible for this 24 Month Extension Offer following the expiry of the PG Stick (USB).

PG Sticks subscription purchases are for 18 months; however, PG Sticks ordered in 2017 or 2018 may purchase this extension to their existing PG Stick for an additional 6 months (a total of 24 months) from the date of expiry.

 

To receive this PG Stick extension

  1.  Please complete and submit the form using the link below.
    • Only forms which have been fully completed and submitted online (using the web form Submit button) will be accepted and processed
  2. You will receive a detailed response within 2 business days after we receive your completed form.
  3. A Purchase Order will be required for all Extension Requests
  4. Instructions will be provided directly to eligible PG Stick users for access.

 

PG Stick Extension Request:

https://forms.zohopublic.com/zohodocs957/form/PGStickRefreshRequest/formperma/9GS0aCoEA9TLogalwUfGuicQOclFYFs2xJ9moESCfLg

 

Important Note: If this information does not apply to you, please pass this information along to your Power Engineering Program Coordinator.

Shipping Cost Update

Due to rising shipping costs and in an effort to ensure deliveries to our customers are received in a secure and timely manner, PanGlobal is updating its Flat Rate Shipping Fee (effective 1 January 2019) for all orders placed online or by phone: 

  • Within Canada  -  20 dollars
  • Within the USA  - 40 dollars

 

Note: School, Bookstore or Business Orders (with approved credit accounts) will be required to provide their organization's Courier Account Information prior to shipping, or actual shipping costs will be charged on the Customer Invoice.

To ensure secure & timely delivery, all shipments will require a signature upon receipt.

CIRKA now Supports 2nd Class Review

What Should I Know? How Much Do I Remember?

Do I Really Understand? Am I Ready?

 

Drawing from updated question banks, aligned with PanGlobal’s learning materials, CIRKA delivers an equal number of questions from the textbook content. After completion and submission of the Audit, a numerical overview of submission vs. complete success is provided immediately on both an Overall and Individual Topic basis. Attempts are unlimited during the tool subscription period and can be repeated multiple times to clarify the results.

CIRKA also provides links to a detailed Overview (Outcomes & Objectives) of the information within each Topic. When compared with the results of the Audit, this provides the learner with a comparison of their current understanding and the expectations of mastery. If this assessment points to the need for additional learning, the user may choose to review their current materials or purchase access to additional resources.

Supporting 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Class Review, two subscription options are available for all our CIRKA products at pgknowledge.com under the product category of “CIRKA”:

Option 1: 30 day subscription (unlimited attempts) $30

Option 2: 7 day subscription (unlimited attempts) $15

eBook Self-Assessment Upgrades

Our 2nd, 4th, and 5th Class eBooks have been updated to better support student self-assessment. Upgraded with the power of our CIRKA assessment engine, these eBooks will now pull questions from our extensive question bank. This means that eBook users will now experience fewer repeat questions and have the opportunity to assess their knowledge more comprehensively.

The self-assessment upgrade is live for all purchasers and subscribers of 2nd, 4th, or 5th Class eBooks. If purchased previously, your eBooks have been updated to support the self-assessment upgrade.

Empower your studies today by visiting pgknowledge.com.

Learning Management System (LMS) Changes

Coming 2019

We are improving our Learning Management Systems (LMS) to enhance your learning experience!

Featuring a single log-in portal, the LMS will streamline user access with intuitive design elements. With updated Knowledgebase support articles, our goal is to provide users with the tools they need to successfully carry out their Power Engineering studies in an easy to navigate environment.

With the LMS changes landing in the New Year, subscribe to our What's New? blog or follow and like us on Social Media to stay up-to-date.

  

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Text-to-Speech now Supported in 2nd and 5th Class eBooks

Text-to-Speech Support

PanGlobal's 2nd and 5th Class eBooks feature a built-in Text-to-Speech (TTS) reader! The TTS feature may be enabled for an automated read-back of the online eBook content through your web browser.

The Text-to-Speech feature is live for all purchasers and subscribers of 2nd or 5th Class eBooks. If purchased previously, your eBooks have been updated to support the TTS feature.

 

For Instructions on using the Text-to-Speech reader, click here.

eBook Text-to-Speech Support

Text-to-Speech Support

PanGlobal's Fourth Class (Edition 3) eBooks now have a built-in Text-to-Speech (TTS) reader! The TTS feature may be enabled for an automated read-back of the online eBook content through your web browser.

 

Playlist Menu

The Playlist Menu allows users to specify from where the TTS reader should begin reading. Need to start at Objective 2, or maybe only the Chapter Conclusion? You choose where playback begins.

 

Variable Speed

Users may set the Rate at which content is read-back through the TTS reader. Useful for skimming over the content, or focusing in on particularly tricky concepts.

 

Voice Choice

The TTS reader supports your choice of read-back voice. Choose from Microsoft David for a male voice, or Microsoft Zira for a female voice.

The Text-to-Speech feature is now live for all purchasers and subscribers of the Fourth Class (Edition 3) eBooks. If you purchased access to these eBooks previously, your eBooks have been updated to support the TTS feature.

 

For Instructions on using the Text-to-Speech reader, click here.

Update: 4th Class (Edition 2.5) Availability

4th Class (Edition 2.5) Textbooks

In order to meet SOPEEC's transition to the revised 4th Class syllabus, PanGlobal has discontinued sales of the 4th Class (Edition 2.5) textbooks (effective July 9th, 2018). All printed textbook sales of the Fourth Class materials are now of Edition 3, which meets SOPEEC's revised syllabus.

 

4th Class (Edition 2.5) eBooks

To support current students of the 4th Class (Edition 2.5) materials, PanGlobal will continue to offer sales of the 4th Class (Edition 2.5) eBooks until July 2019. Purchase options may be viewed through our eBook store.

Upcoming Revisions to the 2nd Class Textbooks

PanGlobal’s 2nd Class textbooks are changing for the better! All six volumes are being updated to Edition 2.5, and will feature the following enhancements to better support learners’ studies:

  • Enhanced text layout
  • Easier-to-read font
  • Image enhancements
  • Improved content

 

In addition to these general enhancements, the following volumes are being further improved:

  • A1 Code Calculations and Legislation – Reflects the 2014 and 2015 ASME Boiler, Pressure Vessel, and Pressure Piping Codes (as published in the 2018 PanGlobal ASME Academic Extracts Volumes 1 and 2)
  • B1 Prime Movers – Updated, revised, and revalidated content
  • B3 Electricity and Refrigeration – Updated, revised, and revalidated content

 

The Edition 2.5 volumes will be available for purchase before September 2018, beginning with B1 Prime Movers in June 2018 (follow our What’s New? blog for updates on availability).

 

Note: Current printed volumes of Edition 2.0 are available while quantities lastLearners wishing to purchase an out-of-stock 2nd Class (Edition 2.0) volume may wish to purchase or subscribe to our eBooks for their desired content.

CIRKA now Supports 3rd and 5th Class Review

What Should I Know? How Much Do I Remember?

Do I Really Understand? Am I Ready?

 

Drawing from updated question banks, aligned with PanGlobal’s learning materials, CIRKA delivers an equal number of questions from the textbook content. After completion and submission of the Audit, a numerical overview of submission vs. complete success is provided immediately on both an Overall and Individual Topic basis. Attempts are unlimited during the tool subscription period and can be repeated multiple times to clarify the results.

CIRKA also provides links to a detailed Overview (Outcomes & Objectives) of the information within each Topic. When compared with the results of the Audit, this provides the learner with a comparison of their current understanding and the expectations of mastery. If this assessment points to the need for additional learning, the user may choose to review their current materials or purchase access to additional resources.

Two subscription options are available for all our CIRKA products at pgknowledge.com under the product category of “CIRKA”:

Option 1: 30 day subscription (unlimited attempts) $30

Option 2: 7 day subscription (unlimited attempts) $15

Code Extracts

Prepared for your SOPEEC Exam? Have your up-to-date ASME Code extracts?

PanGlobal has now prepared and made available eBook versions of all ASME extracts. This new category on PGknowledge.com includes the following four volumes:

  • The 2007 ASME Academic Extract & Extract Supplement
  • The 2018 ASME Academic Extract Volume 1 & 2

Each volume is available individually for a one-year subscription at prices far below the paper text.

* Please Note: eBooks are currently not permitted to be brought into any SOPEEC examination. Please confirm with your jurisdiction on the availability of paper additions within the exam room.

Multi-Level Learning Pack

Newly Updated!

Our Multi-Level Learning Pack now includes access to all Fourth Class Edition 3, 3rd Class Edition 2.0 and 2nd Class Edition 2.0 eBooks. An excellent self-study package for all higher level candidates, this collection has all the latest standard learning materials you will need for your 2- & 3-year programs at prices that are student friendly. Access a 1-, 2- or 3-year subscription for as low as $567/year.

Obtain them for your Program’s needs or your own study; having up to date, mobile learning materials, online resources and critical reference texts may be just the ticket to your success.

ASME Academic Extract Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

PanGlobal is no longer producing the 2007 ASME Extract and 2007 ASME Extract Supplement. Instead, these code compilations have been updated and reorganized into the 2018 PanGlobal ASME Academic Extract Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Volumes 1 and 2. These SOPEEC-approved volumes can be purchased individually or in a set.

Each book has a distinctive Green or Red cover, tabbed page dividers between the code sections, and footers that indicate what code section is being viewed.

 

2018 PanGlobal ASME Academic Extract Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Volume 1

This single comprehensive volume contains sections of:

  • ASME BPVC I Power Boilers
  • ASME BPVC IV Heating Boilers
  • ASME BPVC VIII Div.1 Pressure Vessels
  • ASME B31.1 Power Piping

Now, all the code information for the Fourth Class student can be found in this single volume:

  • Power boiler, heating boiler, and pressure vessel design and construction requirements
  • Steam, feedwater, blowoff, blowdown, and instrument piping requirements

To compile this volume, ASME BPVC VIII-1 was consolidated, ASME B31.1 was moved in from the 2007 ASME Extract Supplement, and ASME II-D was moved to Volume 2. 
The ASME BPVC code sections have been updated to their respective 2015 versions. ASME B31.1 has been updated to the 2014 version.

 

2018 PanGlobal ASME Academic Extract Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Volume 2

Students of Third Class and higher classes of Power Engineering will want this SOPEEC-approved code compilation to support their higher level learning. This volume includes sections of:

  • ASME BPVC IX Welding
  • ASME B31.3 Process Piping
  • ASME BPVC II-D Materials

ASME II-D specifically supports the design calculations covered in Volume 1. Besides being relocated to Volume 2, ASME II-D has been extensively revised, with the following features:

  • The number of materials listed has been greatly reduced
    • Any material not permitted in both ASME BPVC I and BPVC VIII were removed
    • Only tube and pipe materials listed as seamless or welded were retained
    • Table 1B for non-ferrous materials was excluded
  • Table 1A is now only in SI units, to prevent confusion during design calculations
  • Materials are now grouped by specification number
  • Bar product forms have been introduced for design calculations involving stays
  • All materials are numbered sequentially, to help the student identify material properties across pages

ASME BPVC IX and ASME B31.3 have been updated to their 2015 and 2014 versions respectively.

Content Inventory, Review, and Knowledge Audit - Coming January 22!

CONTENT INVENTORY, REVIEW, and KNOWLEDGE AUDIT

What Should I Know? How Much Do I Remember?

Do I Really Understand? Am I Ready?

 

The CIRKA tool assists Individual Learners and Educators in using PanGlobal’s Learning Material Resources to help answer these questions.

 

Customers tell us they want more choices – whether to clarify understanding of what was discussed in the classroom, to explore concepts introduced while reading a textbook chapter, to refresh the memory for an exam, or for preparation prior to moving to the next level in a career.

 

PanGlobal Training Systems introduces CIRKA, an automated Knowledge Self-Evaluation that allows the user to personalize and control the length and complexity of a topic based review.

Drawing from updated question banks, aligned with PanGlobal’s Fourth Class Edition 3 learning materials, CIRKA will deliver an equal number of questions from each Topic Unit. After completion and submission of the Audit, a numerical overview of submission vs. complete success is provided immediately on both an Overall and Individual Topic Unit basis. Attempts are unlimited during the tool subscription period and can be repeated multiple times to clarify the results.

CIRKA also provides links to an Introduction, Rationale, and detailed Overview (Outcomes & Objectives) of the information within each Topic Unit. When compared with the results of the Audit, this provides the learner with a comparison of their current understanding and the expectations of mastery. If this assessment points to the need for additional learning, the user may choose to review their current materials or purchase access to additional resources.

Two subscription options are available at pgknowledge.com under the product category of “CIRKA”:

Option 1: 30 day subscription (unlimited attempts) $30

Option 2: 7 day subscription (unlimited attempts) $15



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