• Diesel Equipment Technology I
    David Rost
     Phone:  540 245 5002 ext 236
     Diesel Equipment Technology Lab E-mail: rostd@valleytech.us 
     Hours:  9:15 - 11:00 AM

    · The first year diesel equipment technology class meets for a minimum of two hours a day in the morning. There are thirty days in a six week period and 6, six week periods in a year for a total of 180 days.

    · The text used in this class is Diesel Technology Fundamentals, Service, Repair by Norman / Corinchock, seventh edition. Students will read the assigned chapters and do the accompanying sections in the workbook. As the chapters are completed they will be supplemented by vocabulary lists, lectures, demonstrations, animations, CDs, videotapes, transparencies, power point presentations, quizzes and tests.

    · The first six weeks will cover the first four chapters of the text. These will include: Introduction to Diesel Engines; Shop Safety; Tools, Precision Tools, and Fasteners; and Principles of Operation.

    · The second six weeks will cover the next six chapters of the text. These will include: Engine Blocks; Crankshafts; Pistons, Rings and Connecting Rods; Cylinder Heads and Related Components; Camshaft and Valve Train Components; and Lubrication Systems.

    · The third six weeks will cover six more chapters in the text which will include: Cooling Systems; Air Intake Systems; Exhaust Systems; Engine Reassembly and Installation; Preventative Maintenance and Troubleshooting; and Career Opportunities.

    · The fourth six weeks will cover seven chapters in the text which will deal with Mechanical Diesel Fuel Systems and Applications. These chapters will include: Diesel Fuels; Basic Fuel Systems; Fuel Filters and Conditioners; Injection System Fundamentals; Injection Nozzles; Governors and Acceleration Controls; and Multiple Plunger Inline Injection Pumps.

    · The fifth six weeks will cover an introduction to Electricity and Truck Electrical Systems. The four chapters will be: Basics of Electricity; Diesel Starting Systems; Diesel Engine Charging Systems; and Electronic Engine Controls and Fuel Injection.

    · The last six weeks will cover an introduction to Fluid Power and Hydraulics. Topics covered will be: Safety and Hydraulics; Hydraulic Principles; Hydraulic Fluids; Hydraulic Reservoirs, Lines and Couplers; Hydraulic Filters; Hydraulic Seals; Hydraulic Valves; Hydraulic Pumps and Motors; and Hydraulic Actuators.