Diesel Emissions Services (DES) is offering expert, hands-on training courses in partnership with Diesel Laptops at multiple west coast locations.
There are currently 3 different classes being offered:
Electrical Diagnostics I (full day).
Aftertreatment and Emissions Systems class (full day)
TEXA Training In-person (half-day class)
These are classed developed by Diesel Laptops, to be in-depth, and hands-on.
The combination of Diesel Laptop’s training & diagnostics expertise with the practical experience & knowledge of our lead trainer, Steve “JR” Stratton creates a valuable resource for diesel technicians. Aftertreatment systems aren’t getting any simpler and they’re not going away anytime soon. These training opportunities offer great benefits for your diesel operation for years to come.
To learn more and sign up for upcoming classes visit:
Electrical Diagnostics I – full-day class.
In this class, you’ll get an overview of the fundamentals of electrical flow. You’ll learn the necessary skills used by technicians to diagnose the most common wiring and electrical issues.
More details on the electrical topics covered:
Regeneration System Operation and Diagnostics:
How electricity works and how we identify and use it to perform functions.
What voltage, amperage, and resistance are and how to quantize and use them to correctly perform their diagnostic procedures.
How to properly use a multimeter to test the most common functions of electricity.
How to perform amperage draws, voltage drops, and continuity tests with a multimeter.
Difference between parallel and series circuits and how that affects troubleshooting sensors and wiring.
Ohm’s Law and the relationship between voltage, amperage, and resistance.
Difference between open circuits and short circuits and how to diagnose them quickly and efficiently.
Limitations of multimeters and how to supplement by using load testing techniques to give accurate information.
The technology in diesel engines is progressively shifting from mechanical to electrical. Many previously mechanical systems are now being integrated with electronic systems such as transmissions and turbochargers.
A huge benefit of learning these electrical diagnostic skills is that they aren’t specific to any industry. With the skills and techniques from this class, you’ll be able to work on everything from heavy-duty vehicles, off-highway equipment, generators, really any piece of equipment with an electrical system.
This class also features hands-on labs that challenge you to apply what you’ve just learned on various boards that recreate common real-life circuit setups.
Aftertreatment and Emissions Systems – full day class.
The main topics covered include Aftertreatment System Components, Fault Codes or lack thereof, Oil Dilution and Regeneration, Injector Programming and Regeneration Issues, etc. These classes will also incorporate lots of hands-on training and demonstrations.
More details on the aftertreatment topics covered:
Regeneration System Operation and Diagnostics:
Engine controls that regulate the DOC inlet temperature during regeneration
How to spot low-temperature issues during regeneration
How to clean DPFs and DOCs and inspect them for replacement when removed
SCR System Operation and Diagnostics:
What diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is and the importance of verifying concentration with a refractometer
DEF system operations including pumps, tanks, lines, tank and line heaters, decomp tube, and dosers
Particulate matter sensor function and operation
How to address aftertreatment and SCR derates, including what they mean and how certain manufacturers require you to clear them.
Actuators Affecting Aftertreatment:
Turbocharger and related components (How low boost can cause regeneration issues)
EGR valve and related components (How EGR function can cause regeneration issues)
Fuel systems and related components (How fuel-related issues can cause regeneration issues)
How low power, oil consumption, smoke, and cylinder performance affect aftertreatment
For Shop Owners/Managers, the skills your technicians learn in this class will help them diagnose equipment quickly and efficiently, resulting in less time wasted on incorrect diagnostics and repairs, ultimately leading to less downtime for your fleet and/or customers. The benefits for Diesel Technicians will be the sharpening of your skills to simplify diagnosing these complex aftertreatment systems. Application of this knowledge will help you diagnose vehicles all across the board as this training is not specific to any one manufacturer, and we go over most variations you’ll find.
TEXA Training (In-Person) – half day class
ASE and OEM certified Diesel Technician trainers developed this course to provide hands-on experience using the IDC5 software. You’ll learn how to incorporate TEXA’s IDC5 software along with Diesel Laptops’ exclusive software into your diagnostic process. This is an in-depth view of the TEXA IDC5 software, including how to navigate the software, check codes, run commands, and change parameters. You’ll learn how to use the Diesel Laptops’ software to find repair information. By the end of this half-day course, you’ll be able to go back to the shop and diagnose vehicles and equipment more efficiently
Topics covered in the TEXA training:
• Differentiating between active, inactive, and stored codes
• Checking live data to help in diagnostic procedures when fault codes aren’t available
• Performing diagnostic tests such as fuel system tests and cylinder contribution tests
• Correctly programming fuel injectors
• Resetting aftertreatment systems and clearing derate codes
• Performing stationary regeneration and SCR tests
• Using DTC Solutions, KnowledgeBase, and Truck Fault Codes to find wiring diagrams, component locators, and more repair information
This is course is designed to help Diesel Technicians improve their knowledge and confidence with the TEXA software kit, adding value to whatever operation/shop they will be returning to. At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Visit the Diesel Laptops calendar page to find an upcoming class near you!
We hope you found this Training information helpful. At DES believe in putting out educational and informative content to not only our customers but for the general industry to grow and benefit from.
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