EVL234 - Machinery Theory

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Subject Title
Machinery Theory

Subject Description
In this course, students study the construction, components and theory of operation and maintenance of the small gasoline engine. Time will be spent learning troubleshooting and maintenance techniques.  Whatever it be lawn mowing, arboriculture work or leaf collection, there will always be a machine used to perform the task. This equipment is powered by the small internal combustion engine which is the backbone of an entire industry. It is vital for the Landscape professional to understand the operation of these engines from a user point of view.  By having a thorough knowledge of the theories of operation of the engine, minor problems are easily recognized and repaired. By performing proper and timely maintenance on the engines, most breakdowns are avoided.  We will also look at the latest environmentally friendly innovations to the industry.

Credit Status
This is a required course in the Environmental Landscaping Management program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand the internal combustion engine and gain a clear understanding of the various systems which contribute to the operation of the engine.
2. Apply basic troubleshooting skills for internal combustion engines.
3. Understand the purpose of the systems contributing to the operation of the engine.
4.  Describe the maintenance requirements for the above systems in an engine.
5.  Understand the typical engines required to be maintained and operated in environmental landscaping.
6.  Understand the following systems and topics:
          - 2 cycle/4 cycle engines & operating principles
          - fuel systems
          - carburation systems
          - ignition systems
          - cooling systems
          - trouble shooting
          - routine care & maintenance/ long term storage.

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