16.01: Fundamentals

16.01: Fundamentals

Mechanical, thermal & volumetric efficiencies; Operating principles - 2 stroke, 4 stroke, Otto & Diesel; Piston displacement & compression ratio; Engine configuration & firing order.

16.02: Engine Performance

16.02: Engine Performance

Power calculation & measurement; Factors affecting engine power; Mixtures/leaning, preignition.

16.03: Engine Construction

16.03: Engine Construction

Crank case, crank shaft, cam shafts, sumps; Accessory gearbox; Cylinder & piston assemblies;
Connecting rods, inlet & exhaust manifolds; Valve mechanisms; Propeller reduction gearboxes.

16.04: Engine Fuel Systems

16.04: Engine Fuel Systems

Carburettors: Types, construction & principles of operation; Icing & heating;

Fuel injection systems: Types, construction & principles of operation;

Electronic engine control: Operation of engine control & fuel metering systems including electronic engine control (FADEC); System layout & components.

16.05: Starting & Ignition Systems

16.05: Starting & Ignition Systems

Starting systems;Magneto types, construction & principles of operation; Ignition harnesses, spark plugs; Low & high tension systems.

16.06: Induction, Exhaust & Cooling Systems

16.06: Induction, Exhaust & Cooling Systems

Construction & operation of induction systems including alternate air systems; Exhaust systems & engine cooling systems.

16.07: Supercharging/Turbocharging

16.07: Supercharging/Turbocharging

Principles & purpose of supercharging & its effects on engine parameters; Construction & operation of supercharging/turbocharging systems; System terminology; Control systems; System protection.

16.08: Lubricants & Fuels

16.08: Lubricants & Fuels

Properties & specifications; Fuel additives; Safety precautions.

16.09: Lubrication Systems

16.09: Lubrication Systems

System operation/layout & components.

16.10: Engine Indication Systems

16.10: Engine Indication Systems

Engine speed; Cylinder head temperature; Oil pressure & temperature; Exhaust Gas Temperature; Fuel pressure & flow; Manifold pressure.

16.11: Powerplant Installation

16.11: Powerplant Installation

Configuration of firewalls, cowlings, acoustic panels, engine mounts, anti -vibration mounts, hoses, pipes, feeders, connectors, wiring looms, control cables & rods, lifting points & drains.

16.12: Engine Monitoring & Ground Operation

16.12: Engine Monitoring & Ground Operation

Procedures for starting & ground run-up; Interpretation of engine power output & parameters; Inspection of engine & components: criteria, tolerances, & data specified by engine manufacturer.

16.13: Engine Storage & Preservation

16.13: Engine Storage & Preservation

Preservation & depreservation for the engine & accessories/systems.

 

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