Our training courses and workshops have been delivered around the world to both academia and industry for years. All of our courses are real-world problem based and draw heavily on our own experience as practitioners in the area of engineering, instrumentation, controls, engines and vehicles.

Dr. Horizon Gitano-Briggs has been developing course material for university courses and in response to industry requests. The courses involve theory, calculations, modeling and practical applications as well as live demonstrations. Many of our courses involve practical laboratory exercises. Some of these may be performed at your site with our transportable laboratory equipment, while others need to be scheduled at the University Science Malaysia’s Engine Laboratory for full effect.

Courses can be delivered to small audiences with a per-head charge, or for a flat group discount rate to larger audiences. Pricing depends on the venue, number of participants and equipment involved. Please contact us for a quotation.

Hypermileage Vehicle Optimization Internal Combustion Engine Exhaust Emissions
This seminar gives an overview of vehicle dynamics as related to power consumption based on our history of “hypermileage” competition successes. Engine performance data from a wide variety of internal combustion engines, as well as electric motors is presented. This seminar serves as a comprehensive overview of modern two- and four-stroke spark ignited and diesel engines. During this course we explain all of the major engine components and their function. Combustion chemistry, heat transfer and thermodynamics are covered in depth to allow calculation of engine power, emissions and fuel consumption. This seminar serves as a comprehensive overview of the formation and control of the common exhaust gas pollutants from internal combustion engines: carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), nitrous oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2). modern Electronic Fuel Injection systems.


Electronic Fuel Tuning System Combustion Analysis Engine Modeling With Ricardo's Wave
This seminar serves as a comprehensive overview of modern Electronic Fuel Injection systems. During this course we explain the basic operation the various sensors (TPS, MAP, MAT, Temperature, CPS, O2…) and their signals. The various actuators (Ignition, fuel injector, Idle Speed Control Valve, O2 Heater...) are covered in depth as well. This course covers the measurement and interpretation of combustion pressure signals in an internal combustion engine. Instrumentation and measurement technique are described as well as calculation of heat release rate. Various factors effecting heat release are discussed in detail such as ignition timing, equivalence ratio, and vaporization. This course is a basic introduction to engine modeling using a 1-dimensional fluid dynamic and combustion model. The basic input parameters, cycle average outputs (eg. power, torque, fuel consumption) and crank angle resolved outputs (pressure, flow rates) are modeled and examined.


Intake & Exhaust Tuning Air / Fuel Measurement & Analysis in SI Engine Dynamometry & Engine Testing using DTD
This course covers the fundamentals of tuning intake and exhaust systems on a 4-stroke spark ignited engine. Base engine performance is modeled to match measured performance. Intake and exhaust systems are then modified to maximize torque or power. This seminar covers the measurement of 4-stroke vehicles Air/Fuel Ratio (AFR) using a Wide-Band Oxygen sensor. The theory of Oxygen sensors in general is covered, along with the specifics of the Wide-Band O2 sensor. Its use and application in 4-stroke engine analysis is discussed, and demonstrated in a practical training workshop session. In this course the flexible “DeskTop Dynamometer” is used to explore many aspects of Engine Testing. The DeskTop Dynamometer comes with a Honda GX35 Gasoline Engine, and dynamometer controller, together with software for displaying and logging data from the engine .


AC Motor Performance & Efficiency Testing Industrial Electric Motor Efficiency Measurement & Control Vehicle Data Logging
This seminar is an in-depth review of AC Motors used in industrial processes, focusing on the larger multi-kilowatt machines. Engine performance theory and measurements are covered in great detail, along with live demonstrations of various measurement techniques. This seminar gives an overview of electric vehicles as to highlight the current “ state of the art” pf EV’s and their associated problems. Engine performance data from a wide variety of internal combustion engines, as well as electric motors is presented. This seminar serves as a comprehensive overview of cataloging measurements from vehicles. It is broken into 2 major parts: 1) Data Logging and Signals, 2) Vehicle Dynamics.


Dynamometry & Engine Testing Engine Performance Tuning
This seminar will cover Dynamometry and Engine testing technologies. Emphasis is on the various kinds of dynamometers, how measurements are made, and how this is related with actual vehicle usage. This seminar serves as a comprehensive overview of Motorcycle Engine Performance Tuning. It begins with carbureted AFR tuning, and AFR measurements via wide-band O2 sensors. Compression ratio measurement and calculation is enumerated.

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Focus Applied Technologies specializes in engine and vehicle technologies. We develop and use a wide range of tools in our ongoing alternative fuels R&D work. Selected products are offered for commercial sales.

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Our main product lines include engine and chassis dynamometers, engine test systems, engine and vehicle testing services, dynamometer controllers, electronic fuel injection systems and other control systems. In view of our unique expertise, we do often requested to deliver Technical Training workshops as well the wide range of engineering consulting services for various industries, academia and government institutions.

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