The challenge of upholding a maintenance regime on board ships is to protect the vessel against costly downtime and to operate it cost effectively. Engine maintenance can be planned, thus saving in parts and labour by changing engine parts based on need, not based on timing intervals.
Slow or late combustion is one of the most common problems in diesel engine operation. Balancing the cylinder load extends engine life, increases efficiency, and reduces emissions to assist with environmental compliance. Proper ignition timing reduces the exhaust gas temperature and rate of excess carbon build-up. Tuning the engine may reduce specific fuel oil consumption resulting in significant savings which are paramount to a ship owner´s bottom line.

Improve the efficiency of your engine!

Training Topics

  • Introduction into Diesel Engine Performance Analysis
  • Defining different pressures and angles, calculate indicated power
  • Identification of problems by using the pressure / angle and pressure / volume diagram
  • Cylinder load balance
  • What influences the ignition time?
  • Results of late ignition and how can it be identified?
  • Slow or late combustion. Results and how can it be identified?
  • Interpreting results and taking actions.
  • Field experience

Target Group

  • Technical application engineers
  • Technical crews from seagoing vessels
  • Technical superintendents
  • OEM and component producers
  • Service providers in the engine maintenance


  • Participants: max. 12
  • Location: Training Centre Elmshorn or on-site
  • Duration: 1 day 9:00 – 17:00


  • Training held by industry professionals
  • Modified training content on request
  • Hot lunch
  • Non-alcoholic beverages & snacks during training
  • Training documents (printed and on a USB Flash drive)
  • Certificate of participation