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Diesel Engine Fundamentals (Part 2)

Diesel Engine Fundamentals (Part 2)

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Without exception, the reciprocating piston engine is the most influential machine ever invented by mankind. From its early beginnings as a steam engine, the piston engine has revolutionised the way we live, work and travel. This course will teach you more about this truly amazing machine.

In this course, you will learn:

Detailed two stroke and four stroke cycles
Detailed two and four stroke timing diagrams
Thermodynamic gas cycles (Otto, Diesel etc.)
Maintenance strategies (breakdown, scheduled, predictive etc.)
How an engine is started (starter circuit)
Centrifugal and electrical-hydraulic governors
What indicator and compression diagrams are
Engine protection - how to protect using temperature, pressure, flow and level measurements
And a lot lot more!

The course is designed to build on the knowledge gained in the Diesel Engine Fundamentals Part 1 course, although this course is also suitable to anyone who already has some diesel engine or automotive engineering background knowledge. As diesel generators are also used for rotating machinery such as sprinkler pumps and emergency generators, engineers working in HVAC, Power Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and other Mechanical Engineering related industries will find this course useful.

Written content has been read aloud so that you can 'learn on the go' without needing to watch the screen constantly.

Enjoy the course!

Course Information

A desire to learn
It would be very beneficial to complete the Diesel Engine Fundamentals course before beginning this course, but it is not essential if you already have some engineering experience.

Know how to read two and four stroke engine timing diagrams
Know relationships between pressure, temperature and volume
Know what indicator diagrams are
Know what maintenance plans are and the differences between them (planned, preventive, predictive etc.)
Recognise common engine maintenance tasks
Know what gas cycles (thermodynamic cycles) are...
Know how an engine is protected from situations such as overheating etc
Know how an engine is started (starter circuit)
Identify mechanical, electronic and electrical-hydraulic governors
And much much more!


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