SAE 2016 International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting Offers Professional Development Seminars on Combustion and Emissions and Improving Fuel Efficiency
WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 23, 2016 - SAE 2016 International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting offers attendees the opportunity to participate in professional development seminars after the show taking place October 24-26, 2016. Attendees can participate in Combustion and Emissions for Engineers on October 26-28 or Improving Fuel Efficiency with Engine Oils on October 27-28.
The seminars include:
Combustion and Emissions for Engineers
Public awareness regarding pollutants and their adverse health effects has created an urgent need for engineers to better understand the combustion process as well as the pollutants formed as by-products of that process. This seminar will bring issues related to combustion and emissions "down to earth," relying less on mathematical terms and more on physical explanations and analogies. By attending this seminar from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm on October 26-28, participants will be able describe the important processes in combustion and emission, identify formation mechanisms and reduction strategies of pollutant species in combustion systems, recognize effects of engine design and operating conditions on combustion and emission and explain the technology and the logic behind after-treatment of pollutants. Participants will also be able to identify the underlying laws and principles used in combustion and emission black-boxed computer programs, explain the role chemical kinetics plays in the design of low-emission combustion systems, as well as, identify design trade-offs between increasing engine performance and maintaining low emission characteristics. This course is offered for an additional fee and provides participants 2.0 CEUs. For more information or to register, click here.
Improving Fuel Efficiency with Engine Oils
Improving vehicular fuel efficiency is of paramount importance to the global economy. Governmental regulations, climate change and associated health concerns, as well as the drive towards energy independence, have created a technical need to achieve greater fuel efficiency. While vehicle manufacturers are focusing efforts on improved combustion strategies, smaller displacement engines, weight reduction, low friction surfaces, etc., the research involved in developing fuel efficient engine oils has been less publicized. This seminar will highlight the role of lubricants in improving fuel efficiency and provide strategies for selecting the best oil for a given application. By attending this seminar from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm on October 27-28, seminar participants will be able to describe the effects of mechanical friction on engine efficiency, summarize the pros and cons of various test methodologies used to measure engine friction, articulate the limitations in various fuel consumption test methodologies, select oils based on frictional control performance, describe the role of oil degradation on fuel economy and engine wear and evaluate lubricant interactions with low friction surfaces. This course is offered for an additional fee and provides participants 1.3 CEUs. For more information or to register, click here.
Those coming to the seminars should arrive early to the Lord Baltimore Hotel to participate in SAE 2016 International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting. Secure your attendance at the event where the most highly regarded experts in engineering, science and supply will gather to update the industry on the latest progress and emerging technologies for powertrains, fuels and lubricants.
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