Course Overview

Diesel Engine is the one of the most internal combustion engines, where it is used for many purposes.  It can be utilized as a prime mover for any of Rotating Equipment Machinery such as Pumps, Compressors and Fans, in addition to its use for all power plants as black start units. 

This course is intended for 5 days to provide an overview of the most important components of   Diesel Engine and the function of each, as well as auxiliary system such as lubrication system, cooling system and different methods used for startup of Diesel Engine. Also, on this course will explain how to utilize the Diesel Engine as a prime mover of Rotating Machinery or to Generate Power. 

Moreover, will cover all aspects of a modern Diesel Engine and associated systems. Descriptions of the Electrical systems associated with a Diesel Engine are then covered in detail including Generator Operations, Generator components, excitation systems and voltage regulation.

In addition, we will discuss how the steps in operating and maintenance programs differs for these engines; in the end we will discuss all problems and troubleshooting and how to overcome through the logical solutions with various    examples of these faults. Also will review how to maintain the performance of these engines and calculate operating efficiency, especially when utilizing it to generate power. 

Also, in this course will provide the participants a brief introduction and explanation of Diesel Engine Analysis which consists of data collection, analysis and trending of Engine cylinder peak firing pressure and cylinder vibration and ultrasonic signature to achieve understanding the operation.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the trainees will be aware and understanding of the following:

Ìø‰Û_å¤ Consolidate and update understanding of the Diesel Engine Components and Auxiliaries.

Ìø‰Û_å¤ Understand diesel engine construction and   rating for diesel generators

Ìø‰Û_å¤ Able to maintain the engine in safer way and will make more effective contribution to the operation of machinery. 

Ìø‰Û_å¤ Learn the basics of engine operating value evaluation and maintenance planning. Special focus is on the economic aspects of engine operation and utilization. 

Ìø‰Û_å¤ Understand the diesel generator vibration problems and vibration stress and how to reduce it.

Ìø‰Û_å¤ Understand the modern diesel engine electronic management system.

Who Should Attend

This is course is designed for all employees involved in the Operations and Maintenance of Diesel Engine. This would also suit those who are involved in the use of Diesel Engine as Emergency Generators.

Course Content

Module (01) Overview on Diesel Engine

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Diesel as Prime Movers

1.3 Spark Ignition Engine 

1.4 Compression Ignition Cycle

1.5 Diesel Engine & Gasoline Engine 

1.6 4 Strokes & 4 Cycle Engine

1.1.1 Intake Stroke

1.1.2 Compression Stroke

1.1.3 Power Stroke

1.1.4 Exhaust Stroke

1.7 Air / Fuel Ratio 

Module (02) Diesel Engines Components 

2.1 Cylinders


2.3 Crankshaft

2.4 Cylinder Liners

2.5 Connecting Rods

2.6 Cylinder Heads and Valves 

2.7 Piston Rings

2.8 Cam Shaft

2.9 Flywheel

2.10 Governor

Module (03) Engines Related Systems

3.1 The Fuel Injector

3.2 Supercharging 

3.3 Turbochargers 

3.4 Crankcase Ventilation 

3.5 Exhaust & Induction System 

Module (04) Diesel Engine Auxiliary Systems 

4.1 Air Filtration System 

4.2 Fuel Storage and Supply System 

4.3 Air Supply System 

4.4 Exhaust System

4.5 Water Cooling System

4.6 Starting System

4.7 Lubrication System 

4.8 Power Governing System  

Module (05) Combustion Process  

5.1 Ignition System  

5.2 Torque vs. Seat Load 

5.3 Ignition Voltage vs. Timing  

Module (06) Power Generation  

6.1 Introduction to Alternating Current (AC) 

6.2 Producing Magnetism with Electricity 

6.3 AC Generator

6.4 Power Factor

6.5 Single & Three Phases

6.6 Synchronizing and Operating Generator

6.7 Automatic Voltage Regulator

6.8 Protection and Interlock System 

Module (07) Diesel Engine /Generator Operation 

7.1 Pre-checks for Operation 

7.2 Standard Operation Prosecutes (SOP) 

7.3 Normal Operation Observation & Monitoring 

7.4 Shutdown Procedures 

7.5 Abnormal Operation Conditions 

7.6 Standard Isolation Procedures  

Module (08) Common Problems for Diesel Engine 

8.1 Cracked Heads 

8.2 Scaled Exhaust 

8.3 Fouling Deposits  

8.4 Corrosion  

8.5 Cavitations 

8.6 Splash Lubrication

8.7 Abnormal Sound / Noise 

8.8 Vibration

8.9 Overheating

8.10 Overloading  

Module (09) Diesel Engine / Generator Maintenance 

9.1 Reactive Maintenance 

9.2 Preventive Maintenance Program

9.3 Schedule Overhauls 

9.4 Predictive Maintenance 

9.5 Reliability Centered Maintenance

9.6 How to initiate RCM?

9.7 Maintenance Reporting 

Module (10) Troubleshooting Of Diesel Engine 

10.1 Developing a Logical Systematic approach  

10.2 Common Diesel Engine Problem 

10.3 Diesel Generator Faults 

10.4 Fault Tree Analysis  

10.5 Troubleshooting Matrix