Volvo Penta hosts operator training sessions at Port of Los Angeles

(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) — Volvo Penta recently completed its biggest and most robust training event for the industrial business segment to date. Over the course of three weeks, the company led a series of classes for 80 technicians at the Port of Los Angeles. Participating companies included APM Terminals, International Transportation Service Inc. (ITS) and SSA Terminals. The training was held in partnership with Taylor Machine Works Inc. (TMW), TMW’s sister after-market parts and service company, Sudden Service Inc., and TMW’s dealer, Cal-Lift Inc.

Six classes were presented, with two sessions dedicated to each terminal organization. Topics covered included an overview of Volvo Penta’s Tier 4 Final engine range with a close examination of the D13 engine in particular; maintenance; fault handling; VODIA diagnostics tool; diesel emission fluid; and the exhaust aftertreatment system. An assessment test was given to the technicians at the end of each session.

The primary objective of the training was to educate operators on the Volvo Penta Tier 4 Interim and Tier 4 Final engines which are installed in port and material handling equipment in the Port of Los Angeles. Volvo Penta’s Tier 4 Final engines use a proven selective catalytic reduction (SCR) process with cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), to meet EPA emission standards. These engines do not require periodic regeneration, resulting in less downtime and lower maintenance costs for operators.

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By Professional Mariner Staff