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Basic Engine Analysis


The Basic Engine Analysis class is designed to acquaint a new analyst with the analysis equipment and the engines being tested. This course also reviews some industry standards and analysis best practice techniques.

Certification Exam is included in the cost of the course.

After the course, the Engine Analyst should be able to:

  • Determine the proper analyzer parameters to sample on an engine
  • Understand the theory of an internal combustion engine
  • Identify normal pressure, vibration and ignition patterns on two (2) and four (4) stroke engines
  • Verify corrupt data and the methods on fixing the data
  • Evaluate the pressure data on the Engine Report to determine performance issues
  • Understand the collection and analysis of primary and secondary ignition
  • Recognize basic engine issues like:
  • Unbalance cylinder Peak Firing Pressures (PFP)
  • Performance issues in the pressure traces
  • Excessive horsepower/fuel cost calculations
  • Leaking piston rings and valves
  • Improper adjustments/wear in the valve train
  • Spark plug, wire, coil and primary ignition fault