Reciprocating Engines for Process Facilities


About the Skill Module

This module describes the basic types of reciprocating engines, including key operational aspects, characteristics, performance, design, fuel and aspiration systems, codes and standards, testing, and sizing for engines used as prime movers / drivers in oil and gas applications.


See example Mechanical eLearning module

Target Audience

Facilities engineers, process engineers, senior operations personnel, field supervisors; engineers who select, design, install, evaluate or operate gas processing plants and related facilities.

You Will Learn

You will learn how to:

  • Describe the basic types of reciprocating engines
  • List key performance criteria
  • Outline the sizing process for reciprocating engines
  • Describe the contents of project mechanical specifications typical for reciprocating engines
  • Describe the types of fuels and the type of aspiration systems used in reciprocating engines
  • List applicable company/industry codes and standards for reciprocating engines
  • Describe systems for starting, lubricating oil, and cooling water
  • Describe the inspection and testing of reciprocating engine emissions and performance
  • Describe maintenance and repair techniques

Product Details





Product Type:

Individual Skill Module




2 hours (approx.)