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 Pullin, 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 

  • Ensuring 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

Course Seven: Failure Analysis

Jim Dettore, Failure Analysis Services, Inc.

  • Learn an Eight-Step Process for Determining the Root Cause of Failures
  • Four Different Fracture Types and Seven Different Wear Types Covered
  • Hands-on Labs and Case Study Analysis of Failed Component Parts

Course Eight: Snack Learning

John Mueller, SnackLearning

Topics include:
• Fuels (compositions, qualities, BTU, fuel analysis)
• Fuel Systems-Physical (regulators, carburetors, throttle, controllers)
• Fuel System Adjustments (air fuel ratio concepts for rich and lean burn, adjustment concepts, WKI®
and methane number, air fuel ratio control concepts, engine derates)
• Cooling Systems-Physical (circuits, thermostats, expansion tanks, balance lines, filters, coolant types,
system pressures)
• Cooling Systems (contamination, cavitation, mineral scale, corrosion)