"Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs) are the heart of the Oil & Gas Industry, yielding the power to pump vital elements through pipelines across North America. This introductory course will provide a solid foundation for individuals working on, interested in or responsible for, this equipment. By exploring the History of Horsepower, participants will be introduced to External Combustion Engines as well in order to understand efficiencies of both types. Attendees will be educated through presentation, demonstration of working models and interaction with the teacher. Join us in exploring a unique perspective on Combustion Engines.
You will learn:
History of Horsepower
Internal vs External Combustion
Explanation of Indicated, Brake and Effective HP
Intro to the Otto Cycle
Two-Stroke vs Four-Stroke Engines
Reciprocating vs Centrifugal Engines
Diesel vs Gasoline Engines
Integral vs Separable Engines
Principles of Operation in Combustion Cycles
Attendees will receive 2 Professional Development Hours
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Reliability Engineers interested in gaining a basic understanding of Internal Combustion Engines2"
"Mary Savalle, PMP, REC
A passionate and unapologetic advocate for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) educational opportunities, Detroit native Mary Savalle attended Wayne State University and completed her final year of undergraduate studies at Polytechnica Universidad de Puerto Rico.
Her multi-faceted career began with DTE and includes experience with large natural gas engines and compressors, diagnosing engine/compressor defects, leadership at the largest gas storage facility in Michigan, supporting the Continuous Improvement Department, Reliability Engineer, Principal Reliability Engineer, and Capital Project Manager.
Mary’s professional credentials include:
BS in Mechanical Engineering
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Reliability Engineering Certification (REC) through Clemson University.
She has published industry papers, travels nationally teaching courses on internal combustion engine concepts and has developed training devices for kinesthetic learners. She has worked with companies around the world in research, analysis and training activities.
Mary’s passion for STEAM and community has resulted in partnerships with a local art store and elementary school to teach children STEAM concepts. Utilizing art and artifacts to create an interactive and engaging experience for 50 students each month, Mary is striving to ignite the STEAM movement in the next generation."