Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engines

Selection, Applications, Operation, Inspection, Diagnostic Testing, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Refurbishment, Performance Monitoring, Power Augmentation, and Economics


About The Course

Turbocharged marine diesel engines have the highest efficiency and reliability for powering ships. They also have low capital, operation and maintenance cost. Diesel engines have been used to power ships of various sizes. The environmental emissions of these engines are minimal.  This seminar will provide in-depth coverage of the selection, operation, inspection, diagnostic testing, troubleshooting, maintenance, refurbishment, performance monitoring, power augmentation, and economics of all types of turbocharged marine diesel engines.

The main focus of this seminar will be on the inspection, testing, troubleshooting, maintenance, and refurbishment of these engines.  All the components, instrumentation, and control systems of turbocharged diesel engines will be covered in detail.  The design, selection considerations, operation, maintenance, economics of turbocharged marine diesel engines as well as, emission limits, reliability, monitoring and governing systems will also be covered in detail.  This seminar will also provide up-dated information in respect to all the significant improvements that have been made to turbocharged marine diesel engines

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a thorough understanding about all components and subsystems of the various types of turbocharged marine diesel engines
  • Examine the advantages, applications, performance and economics of turbocharged marine diesel engines
  • Learn about various equipment including pistons, cylinders, two- and four-stroke diesel engines, fuel systems, governing systems, and electronic management systems of turbocharged marine diesel engines
  • Discover the inspection, diagnostic testing, troubleshooting, and maintenance activities required for turbocharged marine diesel engines to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability, and longevity
  • Learn about the monitoring and control of turbocharged marine diesel engine environmental emissions
  • Discover the latest instrumentation and control systems of turbocharged marine diesel engine power generating plants
  • Increase your knowledge of predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing required for turbocharged marine diesel engines
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the selection considerations and applications of turbocharged marine diesel engines

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Training Methodology

The instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process.  This method ensures that all the delegates gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered.  The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught to their own organization.

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 23 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

Prof. Kiameh performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.  He also has more than 30 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America).

While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.

Later, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

Professor Philip Kiameh was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Prof Kiameh wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Below is a list of the books authored by Prof Kiameh:

  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).


Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Design

Components and Advantages

Fuel System

Electronic Management System

Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Failure Modes

Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Refurbishment

Automatic Voltage Regulator, and Excitation Systems


Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan