Basic Reciprocating Engine Analysis (AQE1)
The Basic Reciprocating Engine Analysis (AQE1) course will be taught by both Pioneer Engineering and Windrock at the CSU Powerhouse.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of AQA1 or currently using the analyzer and have successfully completed the appropriate Analyzer Start-up Assistance Training.Requires instructor interview if AQA1 was not taken.
Reciprocating Engine Analysis Course Objectives:
- Database setup review
- Engine systems visual inspection procedures
- Basic engine theory (Spark ignited and Diesel)
- Sensor point selection
- Data collection
- Pressure vs. crank-angle
- Pressure vs. volume
- Vibration vs. crank-angle
- Ultrasonic vs. crank-angle
- Ignition analysis
- Engine mean peak pressure balancing
All attendees in this course will receive a workbook. This course provides preparation for the qualification examination for Reciprocating Engine Machinery Analyst Category I. All training material is provided by Windrock.