This course builds on the GMRC Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines course.
Legacy reciprocating engines are critical assets to all pipeline companies. The method in which they are monitored and maintained significantly impacts each asset’s overall Reliability and Life Cycle. Combustion stabilization within this equipment has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, extend mean time between failure (MTBF), improve fuel economy and extend useful life.
This course builds on the GMRC Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines course (available on-demand) in which deeper concepts will be explored. Note that attendance at the Intro course is not required but is encouraged for those who are new to combustion engines. Attendees will be educated through presentation, virtual interaction and demonstration by use of a simulator built by the instructor. Join us in exploring a unique perspective on Combustion Stabilization in Natural Gas Reciprocating Engines and the Impact on Reliability.
A passionate and unapologetic advocate for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education, Detroit native Mary Savalle attended Wayne State University and completed her final year of undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnica Universidad de Puerto Rico.
Her multi-faceted career began with DTE in 2007 and includes experience with large natural gas engines and compressors, diagnosing engine/compressor defects, fleet management, Lean Six Sigma, and Reliability Engineering. Mary held the title of Principal Reliability Engineer when she parted with DTE in 2020. She is currently pursuing her Master of Engineering in Engine Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and serves as a Technical Consultant in the Oil & Gas Industry.
Mary’s professional credentials include:
Mary’s passion for STEAM and her community resulted in partnerships with local businesses and elementary schools to educate children on STEAM concepts. She has spent the last year working with multiple institutions to build up their educational programs while pursuing her advanced degree.