Reciprocating Engine Auxiliary Systems

Learning objectives

  • Explain the operation of the fuel systems for liquid and gas-fueled reciprocating engines
  • Describe the major components of a typical reciprocating engine lube oil system
  • Explain the function of compressed air systems in a reciprocating engine power plant
  • Describe the operation of the high-temperature (HT) and low-temperature (LT) cooling water circuits
  • Explain the purpose of the charge air and exhaust gas system
  • Describe the function of a steam generating system as it relates to a reciprocating engine power plant

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain the operation of the major systems commonly found in a reciprocating engine power plant and describe their major components.

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