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Common Rail Diesel Fuel Injection C0920

The improved efficiencies of the modern diesel engine have led to its increased use within the mobility industry. The vast majority of these diesel engines employ a high-pressure common rail fuel injection system to increase the engine's fuel-saving potential, emissions reduction, and overall performance.

This one-day seminar will begin with a review of the basic principles of diesel engines and fuel injection systems. Diesel and alternative fuels will be discussed, followed by current and emerging diesel engine applications. The majority of the day will be dedicated to the common rail system itself, beginning with a comprehensive overview of the complete system. The instructor will then introduce the main subsystems, including hydraulics and controls. Finally, the subsystems will then be broken-down into their respective components.

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar you will be able to:
  • Identify the basic principles of diesel engines and diesel fuel injection
  • Distinguish the main properties of diesel and diesel alternative fuels
  • Compare and evaluate various diesel engine applications
  • Describe the main systems and sub-systems of common rail diesel fuel injection and how these systems interact
  • Identify the main design features of the common rail components
  • Discuss basic common rail control strategies

Who Should Attend
This course will benefit engineers and other individuals involved in the design, application, and service of common rail diesel engines utilized in passenger cars, light/medium/heavy-duty trucks, and off-highway vehicles, including marine and farm machinery.

Familiarity with basic engine design and operation theory is recommended.
  • Basic Principles of Diesel Engines
  • Basic Principles of Diesel Fuel Injection
  • Diesel and Alternative Fuels
  • Applications -- Passenger car; Light-duty; Heavy-duty; Off-highway; Pressure history
  • Common Rail System Overview
    • Low-pressure system
    • High-pressure system
    • Controls
  • Hydraulic Components
    • Pumps -- Radial piston; Inline piston
    • Rails
    • Injectors -- Solenoid; Piezo
    • Nozzles
    • Control valves -- Pressure control valve; Metering unit; Pressure relief valve
    • High-pressure lines
  • Controls
    • Overview
    • Requirements
    • Functions
  • Components
    • ECU
    • Sensors
    • Actuators
  • Diesel Engine Overview
  • Seminar Summary
Vincent Piacenti

Mr. Piacenti is Senior Manager at Robert Bosch LLC in Farmington Hills, Michigan and is responsible for Diesel Fuel Injection Hydraulic Systems Integration for North American diesel-engine applications. This encompasses simulation, adaptation and testing of high-speed, high-pressure fuel injection systems, concentrating on Common-Rail systems, both solenoid-valve and Piezo. Included is research of alternate fuels for diesel engine applications. Experienced in all types of diesel fuel injection and various gasoline systems, Mr. Piacenti is a contributing author to the Springer Handbook for Mechanical Engineers. Mr. Piacenti holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and has been with Bosch for over thirty years, seven of which were at the Bosch Headquarters for Diesel Fuel Injection in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Fees: $835.00
SAE Members: $752.00 - $752.00

.7 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

"Great broad, yet basic, overview course of the diesel common rail fuel system."
Glenn Guire
Senior Engineer
L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems


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Duration: 1 Day
July 27-30, 2020 (4 Sessions) - Warren
  • Session 1 - July 27 (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET)
  • Session 2 - July 28 (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET)
  • Session 3 - July 29 (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET)
  • Session 4 - July 30 (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET)
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