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MER Service Training Is Tailored To Participant’s Needs

 MER Marine Service Training-In an expanding effort to meet our customer’s needs, the MER service department has begun conducting marine engine training classes. The first class was held in the spring of 2009 as a one-off. Feedback from students was overwhelmingly positive and has lead to more classes and an ever-expanding curriculum.   Classes cover topics that help reduce maintenance costs and improve vessel safety.  They are geared towards beginners, DYSers, and professional maintenance staff.  To ensure participants receive maximum benefit from the class, they are tailored to the skill level of the students and focus on the engines they are using.
A sample syllabus follows:

SYLLABUS: MER Equipment Engine Maintenance and Training Class
Instructor: Herb Knight
Phone: 206-286-1817
Location: 338 W. Nickerson Seattle, WA 98119
E-mail: herb@merequipment.com
Office Hours: 7:30 -5:00 Monday through Friday
Overview:
This course is engine specific and is designed to increase the profitability of companies by decreasing engine related downtime, and catastrophic failure repair costs.
Description:
The class will be a hands-on learning experience, taught using actual engine components and drawings to help students identify engines and their components.
Goals:
We will cover the routine maintenance requirements of the engine from 0 to 25,000 hours as well as level I & II diagnostics and testing including but not limited to the following:
Exhaust:
Back pressure
Temperature readings
Turbo maintenance
Causes and cures for excessive smoke
Fuel system:
Injector removal and installation
Injector testing in theory and practice
Fuel testing
Fuel supply inspection and troubleshooting
Filter inspection and proper micron ratings
Cooling system:
Monitoring and maintenance,
Zinc replacement
Raw water pump inspection and impeller replacement
Belt and hose inspection and replacement
Lubrication system:
Oil and filter change
Test sampling intervals
Pressure readings
Electrical system:
Safety precautions for electricity
Charging system maintenance and inspection
Battery Load testing      Sensor testing
Basic Engine:
Cylinder leak down and compression testing
Engine alignment
Operating temperatures, pressures and RPM
Causes of power loss and surging
Valve adjustment
Requirements:
1. Students should have a working knowledge of the marine diesel field and
engine related hand tools. No tools will be required for this course; all necessary
tools will be supplied by MER Equipment.
2. The student should wear work clothes or bring coveralls. Students will get their hands dirty!
Evaluation:
At the conclusion of the class, the student will be graded on knowledge gained to promote their ability to make repairs, adjustments, and service marine diesels.                                                                                                    

Please call Brian at 206-286-1817