Reciprocating Engine Operations

Learning objectives

  • Explain the pre-startup checks performed as part of the reciprocating engine startup process
  • Describe the importance of slow-turning a reciprocating engine
  • Describe the conditions monitored during normal reciprocating engine operation
  • Explain the adverse effects of low-load operation on a reciprocating engine
  • Describe the methods of performing a reciprocating engine shutdown
  • Describe the conditions required to maintain a reciprocating engine in standby

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the steps to startup and shutdown a reciprocating engine, and the steps to confirm it is operating normally. Additionally, some special operating conditions will be covered.

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