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    EXPERT TRAINING


    Fairbanks Morse Defense provides a wide variety of training solutions to meet your needs. The training we provide to our customers has many similarities to our intensive and certified training we provide to our own technicians. Our training courses address both operator and maintainer requirements and incorporate competence assessments.

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    Our training programs are fully customizable and cover all of the following areas:

    • Engines
    • Motors
    • Generators
    • Controls
    • Davits
    • Cranes
    • Deck machinery
    • Propulsion
    • Auxiliary Systems
    • FM OnBoard
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    TRAINING CENTERS

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    Beloit Training Center

    701 White Ave
    Beloit, WI 53511

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    CHESAPEAKE Training Center

    733 Curtis Saunders Court
    Chesapeake, VA 23321

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    VIEW OUR COURSE LIST

    FM Nuclear Courses

    • NRC: Emergency Diesel Training

    • For NRC employees only. This course describes and enumerates the legal basis and requirements for emergency diesel generators at commercial nuclear power stations under the jurisdiction of the NRC.

      This course is available by special request only.

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      Questions? Email our training department.

    FM 38D & 38TD Engine Courses

    • FM 38D & 38TD 8-1/8 Familiarization

    • Price: $3,000.00

      This course is one week in length. It consists of the first week of the two-week overhaul course. Approximately 50% of the student's time will be spent in a classroom covering the technical manual and maintenance procedures. The rest of the time will be spent performing inspections and minor disassembly of the 6 cylinder training engine and its components.

      This course is available through the first week of the OP Overhaul class or by special request.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

       

      FM 38D and 38TD 8-1/8 Engine Overhaul

      Price: $6,000

      Available Date(s):

      February 20 -  March 3, 2023

      May 15 - 26, 2023

      July 10 - 21, 2023

      August 21 - September 1, 2023

      Additional dates available upon request.

      Two week course which covers the operation and repair of the engine in our Beloit, WI location. This course starts on Monday morning at 8 AM. It covers the theory of operation of a diesel engine, two and four stroke cycle. Also the history of the engine, operation and its systems, how the engine is manufactured, the component parts and numerous assembly and disassembly techniques. We remove the upper crankshaft, various upper and lower pistons, camshaft, and injection equipment, perform timing adjustments, blower and vertical drive inspections.  About 75% of the time is hands-on training.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

       

      FM Snorkel Blower Overhaul

      Price: $3,000

      Available Date(s):

      Additional dates available upon request.

      This class is a one week class held in our Chesapeake, VA location.  The class starts on Monday at 8 a.m.  The class consists of about 80% hands on and 20% classroom work.  The class will consist of overhauling the blower which includes the disassembly, inspections, and reassembly of the snorkel blower as well as “as found” and “post” checks.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

       

      FM Roots Blower Overhaul

      Price: $3,000

      Available Date(s):

      April 24 - 28, 2023

       October 30 - November 3, 2023

      Additional dates available upon request.

      This class is a one week class.  The class starts on Monday at 8 a.m.  The class consists of about 80% hands on and 20% classroom work.  The class will consist of overhauling the blower which includes the disassembly, inspections, and reassembly of the roots blower as well as “as found” and “post” checks.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

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      Questions? Email our training department.

    FM 251F Engine Courses

    • FM 251 Familiarization

    • Price: $3,000.00

      This course is one week in length. It consists of the first week of the two-week overhaul course. Approximately 50% of the student's time will be spent in a classroom covering the technical manual and maintenance procedures. The rest of the time will be spent performing inspections and minor disassembly of the 12 cylinder training engine and its components.

      This course is available through the first week of the FM 251 Overhaul class or by special request.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

       

      FM 251 Engine Overhaul

      Price: $6,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      January 16 - 27, 2023

       March 6 - 17, 2023

      September 25 - October 6, 2023

      November 27 - December 8, 2023

      Additional dates available upon request.

      This is a two-week course held in our Beloit, WI location. 20% of the time will be spent in the classroom going over individual components. And 80% of the time will be in the lab performing removal and installation of a power assembly, cylinder head, fuel pump support, fuel pump, injection nozzle, camshafts, drive gear, camshaft thrust and main bearing. The students will remove, disassemble, reassemble, and install a lube oil and jacket water pump, perform an engine tune-up; which includes air and exhaust valve adjustments, fuel pump timing, governor linkage, and fuel control rack adjustments. The classes begin at 8 AM on Monday and ends before noon on the final Friday.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

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      Questions? Email our training department.

    FM Controls Courses

    • FM Basic Electrical Controls

    • Price: $3,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      April 17 - 21, 2023

      More dates available upon request.

      The Basic Electrical Controls course will be one week in length held in our Chesapeake, VA location. The course will cover basic electrical components, series and parallel circuits, using bread boards and basic PLC controls.  The class will consist of approximately 40% classroom training and 60% hands on training.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

       

      Advanced Controls

      Price: $3,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      April 24 - 29, 2023

      More dates available upon request.

      The Advanced Electrical Controls course will be one week in length held in our Chesapeake, VA location.  The course will cover electrical components, sensor adjustments/calibration and schematic troubleshooting using bread boards and PLC controls. The class will consist of approximately 40% classroom training and 60% hands on training.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

       

      Common Rail & SaCoSone Controls

      Price: $3,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      January 30 - February 3, 2023 (Beloit, WI)

      March 20 - 24, 2023 (Beloit, WI)

      June 19 - 23, 2023 (Chesapeake, VA)

      September 11 - 15, 2023 (Beloit, WI)

      October 16 - 20, 2023 (Beloit, WI)

      The Common Rail & SaCoSone Controls course will be one week in length, held in either one of our world-class training centers. Please see locations next to each date above. The course will cover common rail components used in Fairbanks Morse engines, SaCoSone control system components, and operation used in Fairbanks Morse engines.  The class will consist of approximately 40% classroom training and 60% hands on training.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

       

      LCS Controls

      Price: $3,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      Upon Customer Request

      LCS Controls Phase 1 & 2. Covers controls theory and operations. This one week class covers the Engine Control Unit, STC theory, component identification, PLC, and operations.  This training also provides normal calibration procedures utilizing LEEC Lite software to ensure normal operations of the engine.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

       

      LPD Controls

      Price: $3,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      Upon Customer Request

      LPD Controls Phase 1 & 2. Covers controls theory and operations. This one week class covers the Engine Control Unit, STC theory, component identifications, and operations.  This training also provides normal calibration procedures utilizing the LEEC Lite software to ensure normal operations of the engine.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

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      Questions? Email our training department.

    FM PA6, PC2 & PC4.2 Courses

    • FM PA6B Familiarization and Maintenance

    • Price: $3,000.00

      This class will be the first week of the Overhaul classes or by special request.

      This course is one week in length. It consists of the first week of the two-week overhaul course. Approximately 70% of the student's time is spent performing hands-on training with various engine components. The engine lab is equipped with connecting rods, cylinder heads, pistons, injection nozzle, fuel pump, main and con rod bearings, housed in an 8-cylinder training engine. The other 30% of the student's time is spent in the classroom covering the technical manual, viewing maintenance videos, and/or discussing components, parts and sub-assemblies.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

       

      FM PA6B Overhaul

      Price: $6,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      December 5 - 16, 2022

      March 20 - 31, 2023

      May 1 - 12, 2023

      More dates available upon request.

      This is a two-week course held in our Chesapeake, VA location. 20% of the time will be spent in the classroom going over individual components and 80% of the time will be in the lab performing removal and installation of various engine components, including a power assembly, cylinder head, fuel pump, injection nozzle, camshafts, drive gear, camshaft thrust and main bearing, Moatti filter, spinner, perform an engine tune-up; including air and exhaust valve adjustments, fuel pump timing and walk-thru of fuel control rack adjustments. The classes begin at 8 AM on Monday and ends before noon on the final Friday.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

       

      FM PC2 Series Engine Familiarization

      Price: $3,000.00

      This class will be the first week of the Overhaul classes or by special request.

      This course is one week in length. Approximately 60% of the student's time is spent performing hands-on training with various engine components. It covers design, operation, and basic maintenance and inspection of the PC2 series engines. The engine lab is equipped with connecting rods, cylinder heads, pistons, injection nozzles, fuel pumps, main and con rod bearings. The other 40% of the student's time is spent in the classroom covering the technical manual, viewing maintenance videos, and/or discussing components parts and sub-assemblies.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

       

      FM PC2 Series Engine Overhaul

      Price: $6,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      March 6 - 17, 2023 (Beloit, WI)

      July 10 - 21, 2023 (Chesapeake, VA)

      July 24 - August 4, 2023 (Beloit, WI)

      Additional dates available upon request.

      This is a two-week course held in our Chesapeake, VA location for government customers and in Beloit, WI for commercial customers. Please see locations next to each date above. 30% of the time will be spent in the classroom going over individual components and 70% of the time will be in the lab performing removal and installation of a cylinder head, piston and con-rod, liner, injection nozzle, camshaft timing, main bearing replacement, web deflections and perform an engine tune-up; including air and exhaust valve adjustments, fuel pump timing, and walk-thru of fuel control rack adjustments. The classes begin at 8 AM on Monday and ends before noon on the final Friday.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

       

      FM PC4.2 Series Engine Familiarization

      Price: $3,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      Additional dates available upon request.

      This course is one week in length that is held at our Chesapeake, VA location. Approximately 40% of the student's time will be spent in a classroom covering the technical manual and maintenance procedures, component ID and control system troubleshooting. The remaining time will be spent performing hands-on training with various engine components. The engine lab contains components from one cylinder including piston, cylinder liner, head, injection pump, and nozzle. Disassembly of these parts including inspections and use of special tools are covered.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

       

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      Questions? Email our training department.

    FM Diesel Theory Courses

    • Diesel Theory and FM Products

    • Price: $1500.00

      Available Date(s):

      April 4 - 5, 2023

      May 31 - June 1, 2023

      July 5 - 6, 2023

      September 6 - 7, 2023

      Additional dates available upon request.

      The FM Diesel Theory and Products course is 1.5 days in length held in Beloit, WI and is mainly classroom training. It covers diesel theory for 2-stroke and 4-stroke applications as well as major components of FM's diesel engine products.

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      Questions? Email our training department.

    FM 48/60 Courses

    • FM 48/60 Courses

    • FM 48/60 Familiarization

      Price: $3,000.00

      Available Dates:

      Additional dates available upon request.

      This course is one week in length in our Chesapeake, VA location. Approximately 40% of the student's time will be spent in a classroom covering the technical manual and maintenance procedures, component ID and control system troubleshooting. The remaining time will be spent performing hands-on training with various engine components. The engine lab contains components from one cylinder including liner support ring, firing land ring, piston, con rod, head, rocker box, injection pump, and nozzle. Disassembly of these parts and use of special tools are covered.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

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      Questions? Email our training department.

    FM 28/33 Courses

    • FM 28/33 Courses

    • Available Date(s): 

      January 9 - 20, 2023

      Additional dates available upon request.

      This is a two-week course held in our Chesapeake, VA location. 20% of the time will be spent in the classroom going over individual components and 80% of the time will be in the lab performing removal and installation of various engine components including a power assembly, cylinder head, fuel injection pump, injection nozzle, camshaft, drive gear, Moatti filter & spinner. We will also perform an engine tune-up, including air and exhaust valve adjustments and an introduction to the EFI control system.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

       

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      Questions? Email our training department.

    FM Equipment

    • Advanced Common Rail Fuel Systems

    • Price: $3,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      February 6 - 10, 2023 (Beloit, WI)

      June 26 - 30, 2023 (Chesapeake, VA)

      September 18 - 22, 2023 (Beloit, WI)

      The Advanced Common Rail Fuel Systems course will be one week in length held in either one of our world-class training centers. Please see locations next to each date above. The course will cover common rail fuel system components used in Fairbanks Morse engines, including in-depth diagnostic and repair procedures.  The class will consist of approximately 30% classroom training and 70% hands-on training.

      Customers who attend factory training will be required to take an exam at the end of the course to receive your training completion certificate. You must obtain a 70% or better to get your certificate.

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      Questions? Email our training department.

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