Course Overview

  • 3 Hours

  • All Levels

  • All Devices

  • 12 Months Access

  • Quiz

  • Certificate

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What will you learn in this course?


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 more!

The course is designed to build on the knowledge gained in the Diesel Engine Fundamentals 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.

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