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 AnalysisReciprocating 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.
The exam is optional ($250) and given on the last day of class.