Principles of combustion engines

Description

Basic knowledge and understanding of different types of engines and their construction and performance.

Alternative labels

components of combustion engines
fundamentals of combustion engines
characteristics of different types of combustion engines
combustion engine characteristics
foundations of combustion engines
construction and performance of combustion engines
combustion engine fundamentals
combustion engine foundations
combustion engine principles
mechanical features of combustion engines
operation and construction of combustion engines

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Principles of combustion engines is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Diesel engine mechanic: Diesel engine mechanics repair and maintain all types of diesel engines. They use hand tools, precision measuring instruments, and machine tools to diagnose trouble, disassemble engines, and to examine and exchange parts of defect and excessive wear.
Ship duty engineer: Ship duty engineers share responsibility for most of the content of the ship’s hull. They ensure operation of the main engines, steering mechanism, electrical generation and other major subsystems. They communicate with the ship chief engineer to perform technical operations.
Engine minder: Engine minders perform work related to the deck department of an inland water transport vessel. They use their experience on-board a motorised inland navigation vessel as an ordinary crewmember and have a basic knowledge of engines.
Matrose: Matroses are members of the deck department of an inland water transportship. They may work on the helm, on the deck, in the cargo hold and in the engine room. They may be called on to use emergency, lifesaving, damage control, and safety equipment. They perform all operations connected with the launching of lifesaving equipment and are expected to be able to operate deck machinery, mooring and anchoring equipment.

Optional knowledge

Principles of combustion engines is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Decksman: Decksmen are unlicensed members of of the deck department of an inland vessel. This position is usually the first step on the way to become an able seaman and beyond. They perform a variety of duties concerned with the operation and upkeep of deck department areas, the engine, and other equipment, mooring and unmooring, as well as (to a certain extent) the steering of the ship.

 


 

References

  1. Principles of combustion engines – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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