Combustion Engineer

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Combustion engineers are concerned with the area of burning a given fuel or fuel mixture in a given combustion space such as an industrial furnace, the cylinder of an automobile engine, or the chamber of a rocket motor. Combustion engineering is closely associated with the chemistry of burning fuels, the engineering laws of fluid flow and heat transfer, and the principles of mechanical design.

Some tasks that a Combustion Engineer would undertake are:

  • Oversee installation, operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment as centralised heat, gas, water and steam systems
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics and computer-generated reports
  • Research and analyse customer design proposals, specifications, manuals and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost and maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
  • Confer with engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions and provide technical information
  • Attend, diagnose and repair faults having due regard to customer care in these specific environments