Mechanical PE HVAC & Refrigeration Supplemental Reference Exam

by Justin Kauwale, P.E.

40 Supplemental Reference Lookup Exam Problems for the Mechanical HVAC & Refrigeration PE Exam with detailed solutions. This reference specific exam was designed to test your familiarity and speed with the ASHRAE Handbook references. Being able to navigate through the ASHRAE Handbooks is essential for a good portion of the test. The problems are written as close to the actual reference lookup portion of the exam as possible, with focus on the topics listed on the official exam syllabus.

Use this exam to gauge your level of preparedness for the reference lookup problems and to practice your navigation through the ASHRAE Handbooks.


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  • Series: Mechanical PE Exam
  • Title: Mechanical PE HVAC & Refrigeration Supplemental Reference Exam
  • Author: Justin Kauwale, P.E.
  • Pages: 80
  • Language: English
  • Format: PDF or EBOOK
  • Publisher: Engineering Pro Guides
  • Last Updated: See latest errata.


Justin Kauwale PE, LEED AP is a professional engineer that is registered in both Mechanical and Fire Protection Engineering. He has over 10 years of experience in practicing and teaching engineering to practicing engineers. He is the owner of this website and the writer of these books. If you have any questions, please contact him at

Mechanical PE HVAC & Refrigeration Supplemental Reference Exam

Mechanical PE HVAC & Refrigeration Supplemental Reference Exam.

  • Introduction

    Includes how to use the book and recommended references.
  • Questions

    Sample exam questions, covering reference lookup exam material.
  • Solutions

    How to complete each question with detailed instructions.

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The sample reference exam are written similar to the exam questions with similar difficulty level. The questions also have four possible solutions, with 1 correct answer and 3 other solutions that can be achieved by making common mistakes, just like the actual exam.

The sample reference exam was created based on the topics given by NCEES. About 25-30% of the exam will require reference lookup questions which is tested with this sample exam.

For this sample exam, you will need ASHRAE Handbooks: Fundamentals, Systems and Equipment, Applications, and Refrigeration. Additional resources that will be useful for the full exam is provided in this list of HVAC references.

This is where Engineering Pro Guides sample exams are different from other sample exams. Our sample exams are created by practicing professional engineers who have passed the PE exam and recognized that the questions on the actual exam apply directly to our work. We are able to create sample exams based on our above analysis that are most representative of the actual exam.

The sample exam not only provides you a way to measure your progress and understanding of the material, the sample exam can also be used as a learning tool. The sample exam provides step by step solutions in order to help you understand the process of solving the problem.

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