Reciprocating Engine Auxiliary Systems

Reciprocating Engine Auxiliary Systems

Updated Jan 21, 2021

 This lesson explains the operation of the major systems commonly found in a reciprocating engine power plant and describes their major components. • Explain the operation of the fuel systems for liquid and gas-fueled reciprocating engines • Describe the major components of a typical reciprocating engine lube oil system • Explain the function of compressed air systems in a reciprocating engine power plant • Describe the operation of the hightemperature (HT) and low-temperature (LT) cooling water circuits • Explain the purpose of the charge air and exhaust gas system • Describe the function of a steam generating system as it relates to a reciprocating engine power plant