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Diesel Engines for Power Generation

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the theory behind the basic operation of a diesel engine
  • Identify the major components of the diesel engine and explain the function of each
  • Describe what happens during each of the following operating cycle events:
    • Intake
    • Compression
    • Injection
    • Combustion
    • Power
    • Exhaust
  • Identify the difference between a two-stroke and four-stroke diesel engine
  • Discuss the role of the diesel generator in our society

Available in English

70 Minutes

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and operation of a diesel engine.  In addition, you will be able to explain the importance of the diesel generator.