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    Training Solutions

    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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    TRAINING TO FIT YOUR NEEDS


    We offer a variety of different training options to fit our customer needs. Whether you prefer a classroom setting, a remote experience, or customer site training, FMD training programs cover a wide range of equipment. FMD also offers bespoke course management to accommodate customer needs.

    Training

    Classroom Training

    • Two exceptional and conveniently located training facilities stationed in Beloit, Wisconsin and Chesapeake, Virginia for a tailored classroom training experience.
    • Equipped with state-of-the-art technoloy and equipment.
    • Use of FM OnBoard, our augmented reality software, to enhance classroom and lab environments.

    Customer Site Training

    • Offered both on site and on board the ship.
    • Incorporates almost all of the elements of classroom training and allows you to train on your equipment.

    Remote/Virtual Training

    • Remote/virtual training utilizing FM OnBoard.
    • Experience augmented reality to train in real time on real equipment in the familiarity of your own location.

    TRAINING CENTERS

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    Beloit Training Center

    701 White Ave
    Beloit, WI 53511

    Housing legacy FMD engines, digital solutions, and auxiliary equipment. 

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    CHESAPEAKE Training Center

    733 Curtis Saunders Court
    Chesapeake, VA 23321

    Featuring four in-production FMD engines and equipment from all FMD and partner product lines. 

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    COURSES OFFERED


    Fairbanks Morse Defense offers a variety of courses in both operator training and maintenance training.

    • Operator training focuses on training the personnel using the equipment.
    • Maintainer training empowers the technicians maintaining the equipment with the expertise and tools necessary to ensure that the equipment continues to power your vessel.

    We utilize a mixture of training techniques in our courses.

    • Our certified instructors use real OEM equipment and model the course material off of real, mission critical scenarios.
    • We create and apply the latest in technology innovation and that continues into the classroom.
    • By applying our FM OnBoard augmented reality software and AR headsets, we can create multimedia, self-guided technical instructions, access training remotely, or perform guided maintenance.

    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.

      Available Date(s):

      June 24 - 28, 2024 (Beloit, WI)

      This course is available by special request only.

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      Questions? Email our training department.

    FM OP 38D & 38TD Engine Courses

    • FM OP 38D & 38TD 8-1/8 Maintenance

    • 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 OP 38D and 38TD 8-1/8 Engine Overhaul

      Price: $6,000

      Available Date(s):

      July 29 - August 9, 2024 (Beloit, WI)

      November 11 - November 22, 2024 (Beloit, WI)

      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):

      August 26 - 30, 2024 (Chesapeake, VA)

      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):

       October 30 - November 3, 2023

      Additional dates available upon request.

      This class is a one-week class held in our Beloit, WI campus.  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.

       

      OP Block Assessment 

      Price: $3,000

      Available Date(s): 

      August 19 - 23, 2024 (Beloit, WI)

      This is a one-week class regarding the OP block assessment to determine if the block is acceptable within specifications or in need of repairs that involve mechanical and welding processes. The class will consist of 80% hands-on and 20% classroom training to include but not limited to the following items:

      1. Precision instrumentation use.

      2. Use the bearing cap mandrel.

      3. Use of the checking and go-no-go mandrels.

      4. Demonstration of thrust pad checks. 

      5. Measurment of the lower crank line with the bore gauge tool with crankshaft in place. 

      6. Demonstration of pad checks. 

      7. Analyzing data and providing recommendations for block repairs. 

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      Questions? Email our training department.

    FM ALCO 251F Engine Courses

    • FM ALCO 251 Maintenance

    • 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 ALCO 251 Engine Overhaul

      Price: $6,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      July 8 - 19, 2024 (Beloit, WI)

      September 9 - September 20, 2024 (Beloit, WI) 

      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 Electrical Controls

    • Price: $3,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      September 9 - September 13, 2024 (Chesapeake, VA) 

      December 2 - December 6, 2024 (Chesapeake, VA)

      More dates available upon request.

      The Electrical Controls course will be one week in length and held in our Chesapeake, VA location. The course will cover electrical components, series and parallel circuits, sensor adjustments/calibration and schematic troubleshooting using breadboards 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):

      August 12 - 16, 22024 (Chesapeake, VA)

      August 26 - August 30, 2024 (Beloit, WI)

      October 14 - October 18, 2024 (Chesapeake, VA)

      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 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):

      July 15 - 26, 2024 (Chesapeake, VA)

      August 19 - 30, 2024 (Chesapeake, VA)

      September 23 - October 4, 2024 (Chesapeake, VA) 

      November 11 - November 22, 2024 (Chesapeake, VA)

      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 Maintenance

      Price: $3,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      July 22 - 26, 2024 (Chesapeake, VA)

      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):

      September 23 - October 4, 2024 (Chesapeake, VA)

      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 Maintenance

      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):

      Additional dates available upon request.

      The FM Diesel Theory course is 2 days in length held in Beloit, WI, or Chesapeake, VA. It covers diesel theory for 2-stroke and 4-stroke applications, construction, and component identification using FMD training engines, diesel components, precision tooling, and maintenance labs. Approximately 50% of the student’s time is spent performing hands-on training with various equipment components including use of tooling for tensioned fasteners.

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      Questions? Email our training department.

    FM 48/60 Courses

    • FM 48/60 Courses

    • FM 48/60 Maintenance

      Price: $3,000.00

      Available Dates:

      October 28 - November 1, 2024 (Chesapeake, VA)

      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

    • FM 28/33 Overhaul

      Available Date(s): 

      June 3 - June 14, 2024 (Chesapeake, VA)

      December 2 - December 13, 2024 (Chesapeake, VA) 

      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):

      Additional dates available upon request.

      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.

       

      Motor Controllers

      Price: $3,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      October 28 - November 1, 2024 (Beloit, WI)

      The Ward Leonard Motor Controller course will be one week in length held in our Chesapeake, VA campus location. The course will cover motor controllers, motors, and ABT's used in Fairbanks Morse Defense products, including component details, troubleshooting 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.

      FM Flushing

      Price: $3,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      Additional dates available upon request.

      The FM Flushing course will be a 3-day course held in our Chesapeake, VA campus location. The course will cover fluid flow theory, safety, major components, proper set-up for flushing various systems, normal and abnormal operations, casualty responses, and troubleshooting during flushes.  The class will consist of approximately 30% classroom training and 70% hands-on training.

      Welin Lambie Davit Maintenance

      Price: $3,000.00

      Available Date(s):

      Additional dates available upon request.

      The  WL Davit Maintenance course will be one week in length held in our Chesapeake, VA location. The course will cover construction, operation, and maintenance on electrical and mechanical equipment on Welin Lambie SARBE, TWPIV 5.0 and PIV 3.6 Davits. This includes electrical components, circuit diagrams, power motion controls, and PLC controls.  The class will consist of approximately 60% classroom training and 40% 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.


    Fairbanks Morse Defense continues to grow and evolve our current course offering to meet customer needs. We have many training courses in development so continue to check our course list for newly added courses.

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