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Electronic Reference Materials

The following reference materials were assembled by a subcommittee of ASABE's Engineering Licensure Committee. They are intended as electronic references for use when taking the Agricultural & Biological Engineering PE exam. These materials are a work in progress so comments should be passed along to Mark Crossley.

Note: Examinees should check their state's requirements for taking bound materials into the PE exam room. You may wish to print and bind the following information for use with the practice exam as well as the real exam in April.

General References for All Subject Areas
FE Reference Handbook, version 9.3 (2015)
ASABE Standards Reference Collection for the PE Exam

Common Systems Applications
Instrumentation and Measurement for Environmental Sciences, 3rd Edition, Henry et al. ASABE
Fundamentals of Electricity for Agriculture 
   -Stray Voltage
   -Appendix C
NRCS Statistical Methods - Risk Equation

Natural Resources & Ecology
Soil & Water Conservation Engineering - 7th edition selections
NRCS On-Farm Secondary Containment Facility Standard 
NRCS Agrichemical Handling Facility Standard
NRCS Engineering Field Handbook - Excerpts from Chapters 2,3,4,7, and 14
NRCS Agricultural Wastes and Water, Air, and Animal Resources (updated 2-27-15)

Process Engineering
Food & Process Engineering Technology, Wilhelm, L.R. et al. 2004 - excerpts from Chapters 2, 3, 7, & 8
Principles of Process Engineering (Henderson, Perry & Young, 1997) excerpts
Food & Process Engineering Technology Appendix A Tables (Wilhelm, Suter & Brusewitz 2004)
Food & Process Engineering Technology - Chapter 10, Drying & Dehydration (wilhelm, Suter & Brusewitz 2004)
Post‐Harvest Management of Horticultural Produce (FAO) 
Physical Chemical Properties excerpts

Midwest Plan Service Structures & Environment Handbook excerpts
Environment Control for Animals & Plant - Albright, D.A. 1990 - excerpts from Chapters 5, 8 & Appendices 

Designing Structural Components for Machinery
Engineering Principles of Agricultural Machines
Engine & Tractor Power
Consult Fundamentals of Electricity for Agriculture listed under the Common Systems Applications section above.

Dynamics of Biological Systems - excerpt from Chapter 3

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