Diesel Engine Fundamentals (Part 2)

Author: Jonathan Russell, BEng Hons
Course #: 2020055

PDH : 3 hrs

Price: $30.00

This course is offered only as a video course. To access the course video, the course must first be purchased. The video can then be accessed by clicking on "My Account" and then clicking on the "Video Courses" tab.

The written pdf version of the quiz can be accessed by using the download button on this page. We recommend downloading the quiz so that you can take the quiz as you listen to the course.

Course Description:

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 revolutionized 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 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.

Enjoy the course!

Course Outline:

I. Introduction

II Detailed Four Stroke Engine Cycle
• Four and Two Stroke Engine Introduction
• Cycle
• Timing Diagram
• Intake Stroke
• Compression Stroke
• Fuel Injection
• Power Stroke
• Exhaust Stroke
• Cycle Summary

III. Detailed Two Stroke Engine Cycle
• Two Stroke Engine Cycle Revisited
• Exhaust and Intake Strokes
• Compression Stroke
• Power Stroke
• Large Two Stroke Engine Timing Diagram
• Two Stroke Engine Cycle Summary

IV. Maintenance Strategies
• Maintenance Strategies Introduction
• Types of Maintenance Strategies
• Reactive Maintenance
• Reactive Maintenance Pros and Cons
• Preventive Maintenance
• Preventive Maintenance Pros and Cons
• Predictive Maintenance
• Predictive Maintenance Pros and Cons
• Reliability Centred Maintenance
• Reliability Centred Maintenance Pros and Cons
• Maintenance Strategy In Action

V. Thermodynamic Cycles Introduction

VI. Engine Protection

VII. Engine Starting Circuit

VIII. Engine Control

IX. Final Thoughts