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 during the last two decades.

Learning Outcomes

  • Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engines Components and Systems: Learn about all components and subsystems of the various types of turbocharged marine diesel engines
  • Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Failure Modes, Inspection, Diagnostic Testing, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Refurbishment: Learn about all the failure modes of turbocharged marine diesel engines, inspection techniques, diagnostic testing, troubleshooting, maintenance and refurbishment activities required for these engines to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability, and longevity.
  • Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Environmental Emissions: Learn about the monitoring and control of turbocharged marine diesel engine environmental emissions
  • Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Instrumentation and Control Systems: Learn about the latest instrumentation and control systems of turbocharged marine diesel engines
  • Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Reliability and Testing: Increase your knowledge of turbocharged marine diesel engines predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing.
  • Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed 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


Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

The trainer has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. In addition, He has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. He has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.


The trainer 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 him:

  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).


The trainer has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by Poweredge Asia Training center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).

The trainer 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 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). He retired from OPG in November 2016.


While working at Ontario Hydro, he acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that the trainer 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, he worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by him covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.


The trainer 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.


Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Design

Components and Advantages

Fuel System

Electronic Management System

Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Failure Modes

Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Refurbishment

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

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