Course One: Engine Emission Optimization

Patrick Clophus, WPI 

This course will focus on the performance of the engine and emission options and settings.

  • Engine emissions basics
  • Catalytic converter application and maintenance
  • Gaseous fuels
  • Regulations overview
  • Mass emissions calculations
  • Estimating engine horsepower
  • Air fuel ratio controllers
  • Portable emissions analyzers
  • WPI emissions software

Course Two: Operation and Maintenance of High Speed Compressors

Jeff Stover, Ariel Corporation; Jeb May, Ariel Corportation; Bill Pullman, Reynolds French; and Patrick Taylor, Hoerbiger

  • Compression Theory and Capacity Control Devices
  • Compressor Maintenance Intervals
  • Compressor Valves
  • Compressor Package Components and Design
  • Packing and Piston Rings
  • Compressor Installation and Commissioning
  • Shaft Alignment
  • Bolting and Torque
  • Compressor Lubrication
  • Troubleshooting Roundtable

Course Three: Caterpillar Engines

Kenneth Hall, Caterpillar Oil and Gas

  • General Gas Engine Basics
  • General Discussion of Emissions
  • Caterpillar Gas Engine Family
  • Caterpillar Gas Engine New Features
  • Engine Selection and Installation Considerations
  • Engine Sizing Tools and Supporting Literature

Course Four: Alignment

Christopher Greene and Matthew Hadad, Ludeca, Inc.

  • History
  • Fabrication and Installation
  • Rim and Face Alignment
  • Rim and Face Alignment Lab
  • Laser Alignment Procedure
  • Laser Alignment Lab

Course Five: Centrifugal Compressors

Michael Clay, Solar Turbines, Inc

  • Safety Moment
  • Solar Package Overview
  • Gas Turbine Engine
  • Start System
  • Oil Lubrication System
  • Fuel System
  • SoLoNOx
  • Operational Sequencing
  • Service and Maningtenance Practices
  • Technical Question/Answer Session
  • Customer Service Review
  • Fleet Management / InSight System

Course Six: Advanced Engine Control Systems

Pat Runnels, FW Murphy

Optimizing Engine Performance Using Advanced Engine Control Systems 

  • Insuring consistent peak performance with changing operating conditions 
  • Setup and adjustments of Fuel Systems, Air Fuel Controls, Ignition Systems and Components 
  • Understanding engine operation and how it relates to engine longevity and exhaust emission performance