By Muhd Ridzuan Mansor, Noreffendy Tamaldin, Ghazali Omar & Ahmad Kamal Mat Yamin
A historical achievement under the UTeM UNITED Erasmus+ International Research Grant Project led by FKM researcher, Prof. Ts. Dr. Noreffendy Tamaldin was successfully gained on 4th May 2021, with the official launching of the UTeM Future Fuel Design Training Centre. The event was launched by UTeM Honorable Vice-Chancellor, Datuk Wira Prof. Dr. Raha Abdul Rahim, witness by UTeM Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Dr. Ghazali Omar, Dean of FKM, Dr. Ruztamreen Jenal, and Deputy Director, Advanced Manufacturing Centre, Prof. Ir. Dr. Hambali Arep as well as UTeM UNITED researchers.
The establishment of the UTeM Future Fuel Design Training Centre was part of the mile- stone in the ongoing UNITED Erasmus+ Inter- national Research Grant Project which is to establish the Engineering Knowledge Transfer Unit (EKTU) within each project partner uni- versity and is fully funded by the European Union (EU). The new UTeM Future Fuel De- sign Training Centre (EKTU is equipped with the latest fuel management system training equipment, focusing on diesel injection tech- nology. The new center will offer many excit- ing training programs to both industrial and academic participants, covering on fundamen- tals and principles of the fuel delivery and management system of the modern automo- tive system. It comprises of Common-rail Fuel Management System, Fuel Solenoid Injector and Piezo Injectors unit, High Pressure and Low-Pressure Pump, Fuel storage and high precision flow sensor.
The center will start to offer two training programs, which are basic training and advanced training to partici- pants. Furthermore, the new equipment received could also be integrated with the existing equipment available at the university. For example, a fuel analyzer, thermal imaging, and vibration analyzer could be integrated with the EKTU equipment to provide the additional measurement of fuel injection behavior inside the cylinder. The new UTeM Future Fuel Design Training Centre and its training programs offered will strengthen the existing world-class infrastructure available, especially in FKM UTeM, towards supporting many of the University’s seven strategic goals such as producing competent human capital ranging from students, academic staff, and those from the industries.
Training Program offered by UTeM Future Fuel Design Training Centre
Basic Training Program
i. Fundamental of fuel delivery system.
ii. Basic component in fuel delivery system/fuel injection.
iii. Working principle of a fuel injection system
iv. Demonstration of a fuel injection system
Advanced Training Program
i. Function of Diesel Fuel Injection System
ii. Injection Timing Control
iii. Atomization, Bulk Mixing & Air Utilization
iv. Injection Quality Control.
Disclaimer: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project number : 598710-EPP-1+2018-1-AT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP