Here is a collection of recommended videos chosen from YouTube, some for those seeking early engineering career inspiration and others for more seasoned diagnostic engineers. Although DIAGS has vetted the YouTube video links below for suitability, the Institution does not endorse them, or their presenters and cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the content. However, the links have been selected because they give a good general overview of aspects of diagnostic engineering and are, in some cases, specific product related. Watch this space as we will add more content.
Accoustics & Sound Engineering
The video discusses the use of acoustic resonators and, more generally, the concept of derivation in an acoustic filter.
This presentation outlines fundamental principles of acoustics in buildings: the basics of sound waves, basics of human perception of sound, how sound behaves inside versus outside, the acoustic properties of building materials.
Ever thought about a career in sound engineering? This video may help.
In discussion with Greg Sikora, director and head of acoustic systems engineering at Harman, about his career as an acoustic engineer within the company’s car audio division.
Prof. Trevor Cox gives a comprehensive presentation on the effect of external noise on learning, including the effect on children with special educational needs.
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Alex Muir explains what an oscilloscope is, how it works and how to perform two tests: a relative compression test by measuring current into the starter motor, and a full pressure test using PicoScope’s WPS pressure transducer.
How does a car alternator work? Learn from the basics where we use the alternator and how alternators work.
Have you ever wondered what is happening inside a car when you press the clutch pedal? Or why do you need to press the clutch pedal before you shift gears in a manual transmission car? This video gives you logical answers to these questions.
Electric cars work by plugging into a charge point and taking electricity from the grid. They store electricity in a rechargeable battery that powers an electric motor, which spins the wheels.
In this video we talk about safety and open the HV battery pack to see what’s inside.
Let’s check out a selection of tools for the job.
In this episode we talk about Electronic Control Units, what an ‘ECU’ is and does, and how they are related to Embedded Systems and Embedded Software.
Getting to the cause! This time, ‘Doc’ Iain is going to explain what diagnostics is in the context of vehicles and how it can be used to build an understanding of what has happened or is happening inside a vehicle’s E/E system.
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Being an aircraft engineer can take you around the world. It’s an exciting career with great potential as Rhiannon discovers when she visits Engineering Services at Air New Zealand.
Let’s peek over the shoulder of the mechanics as they perform the recurring tests of the aircraft transponder and pitot/static system test, as required by FAR 91.411 and 91.413.
At Lufthansa Technik Malta, 700 hidden figures keep aviation the safest way to travel. The highly trained team specializes in aircraft safety checks and overhauls.
Maintenance is one of the biggest cost factors for operating business aircraft. To ensure safety and availability, owners and operators should not cut corners to try to save money.
A glimpse behind the scene of the Airbus factory in Hamburg-Finkenwerder which is one of the world’s largest sites for modern aerospace construction and assembly.
This webinar gives an overview of the different functions, the subsystems that make up the fuel system, the interactions the fuel system has with the rest of the aircraft, and the differences between various aviation sectors.
This video delves into the Lycoming IO-360-L2A as found on the Cessna 172S. You will learn the major components that make up this system, and how each relates to the operation of the airplane.
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Mark spent many hours checking and diagnosing when and how different aspects of the structure became misaligned or deformed. Here are his findings.
In this video we work through some very basic troubleshooting techniques and work through some of the common problems you may face.
Another livestream with Bryan and friends. This time they discuss Electrical Diagnostic Thinking.
It’s an electricians job to be able to identify what’s going on in an electrical circuit, and sometimes this can be a difficult task. Having a firm knowledge of how to use various pieces of electrical test equipment can be the difference in solving a problem and making a guess.
Joe shares tips on understanding electrical current paths, what voltage drop is and when it is a good thing versus when it’s a bad thing. Testing methods are demonstrated and suggestions for choosing a good meter are mentioned.
Join us as we do some fault finding on a Solar PV System
Electrical engineer Rich Peterson covers how to find those pesky intermittent problems and tough-to-solve electrical dilemmas. Infrared equipment, module testing, and other techniques are covered.
This video will show you how to use a multimeter to measure voltage, current, resistance, and continuity.
How can electrical workers practice electrical troubleshooting, without putting themselves at risk of electrical shock as they learn the basics?
Join Cory as he carries out an EICR on an absolute disaster of an electrical installation
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Engineering Careers Advice
Helpful advice for anyone considering a career in software engineering.
When I was younger, I said I wanted to be an engineer. Never knew there’s so many types of engineer.
A short film by BMS telling the story of a typical day in the life of a wind turbine engineer working on a large offshore wind farm.
What to think about if you are thinking about a career in automotive engineering.
In this video, we talk to Mark A. Herschberg, a seasoned executive and cybersecurity expert and author of the book called: “The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You” about the importance of career planning, networking, communication, leadership, and management as an engineer.
Engineering can be a tough career and I have learned a lot in my 15 years and this is my honest Career Advice for Young Engineers.
Here is the story of my mechanical engineering education and career path working on renewable energy engineering technologies for fifteen years so far.
This video elucidates the basic of structural engineering works and overview of roles,responsibilities
The title of the video says it all!
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This video gives a nice breakdown of the types of projects that structural engineers work on on a daily basis.
Heating & Ventilating Engineering
You will learn basic boiler systems and classifications, operator responsibilities, and preventative maintenance, plus efficiency, emissions, and proper water treatment.
In this video we take a look at common chiller faults and how to troubleshoot them.
In this video we focus especially on compressor diagnosis and how to make sure you aren’t telling someone they need a compressor when they don’t.
Covering ductwork, AHU, centrifugal fan, cooling coil, heating coil, humidification, filters, heat exchangers, run around coils, where to find AHU’s
We’ll cover types of thermocouples, applications of thermocouples, the physics behind thermocouples as well as experiments to show how it works.
In this HVAC Training Video, you are shown how to use an HVAC electrical training board to teach electrical wiring, components, wiring diagrams, and electrical troubleshooting.
Many commercial and industrial organizations operate boilers in their buildings. It’s important for the organization to have a grasp of how their boiler systems work so they can maintain and troubleshoot them.
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Learn how to change the pump body on a Vaillant EcoTec Pro boiler.
In this episode, we follow Alan who is the 4th engineer in charge of the maintenance of various primary and auxiliary engines.
Owen Cox from Planar Heaters presents a talk on the installation and safety of diesel heaters on boats.
This 3D animation video gives you a unique look at just how these huge machines work.
A lecture given by the indomitable Jeffrey Casciani-Wood on the causes and effects of bug attack leading to microbial corrosion.
Nigel Clegg gives an update on osmosis 40 years on and talks about the use of moisture meters.
Mike Lewus presents a talk on stainless steel in marine applications and its susceptibility to corrosion
Paul Madeley discusses electrical boat surveying from an electrical engineer’s perspective.
Experienced Gas Safe engineer and marine surveyor, James Hale, discusses the importance of a surveyor’s understanding of LPG gas and boats with a series of practical hints and tips.
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Jon Sharland Tritex NDT Ltd talks about ultrasonic thickness gauges and explains how to use them.
This webinar looks at the basics of pump repair and maintenance with some examples of common troubleshooting techniques and how to keep pumps running smoothly.
Chain drives are suitable for small center distances and can be used generally up to 3 meters but in special cases even up to 8 meters.
This webinar is about electric motors and how to get a better understanding of them. We’ll work through some very basic troubleshooting techniques and some of the common problems you may face.
Learn about gears – driver gear and driven gear, gear ratios, why we need gears, torque and mechanical advantage.
Generally, all types of machinery are provided with supports for rotating shafts, the supporting device is known as a bearing.
Training Manager Dean Whittle explains “The reason for condition monitoring” filmed at Maintec.
This video looks at the different types of gears and explains their uses.
An introduction to time waveform analysis, circle plots, TSA and other techniques.
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This video will give you an insight into the role of the mechanical engineer.
Predictive Maintenance & Condition Based Monitoring
An Animated Introduction to Vibration Analysis by Speaker Jason Tranter, CEO & Founder, Mobius Institute.
Technical experts, like certified vibration analysts, can be much more efficient and focus on fault analysis on machinery where real issues exist.
An introduction in CBM data sources, analysis techniques and decisions
PdM projects are aimed at reducing maintenance costs and increasing availability, but did you know that 70% of them fail?
This video brings you IoT based Predictive Maintenance Solution for Rotary Equipments.
Think about all the machines you use during a year, all of them, from a toaster every morning to an airplane every summer holiday. Now imagine that, from now on, one of them would fail every day. What impact would that have?
This video addresses the key questions and illustrates the benefits of predictive maintenance by a concrete implementation in the Steel Industry.
This video explains different maintenance strategies and walks you through a workflow for developing a predictive maintenance algorithm.
Use machine learning techniques such as clustering and classification in MATLAB® to estimate the remaining useful life of equipment.
The world is changing quickly, and maintenance techniques are changing too. In the early 20th century, maintenance was simple – fix it when it breaks.
Chris Hallum, UE Systems Europe B.V., gives a talk about how and when to introduce ultrasound as part of a predictive maintenance program.
In this video we simply explain what Vibration Diagnostics or Vibration Analysis is, how it works and what is good for.
Predictive Maintenance (PdM) is one of the types of maintenance, that monitor the condition and performance of equipment during normal operation.
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Staff from Sheffield Hallam University’s Materials Department demonstrate and explain various types of destructive materials testing, used on a range of materials. Tests include tensile, impact, hardness and compression.
Rail Accident Investigation in the UK by Jonathan Graham made at the PWI West of England Section Meeting.
Rails welding by aluminothermic process on the Serbian Railways. The video shows three weldings and the complete process of welding work.
An undergraduate civil engineering lecture on railway engineering.
An undergraduate civil engineering lecture on railway engineering featuring traction and rolling stock.
Railway structure derailment risk assessment guidance for track engineers presented by Mark Stowell.
Presentation by Tom Wilson made at the PWI Edinburgh Section meeting.
The longest high-speed train in the world gets the biggest overhaul of its life.
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Live programming interview with a software development manager at Bloomberg.
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Software engineering is all about writing code in a structured and formal way, with the end goal of achieving greater readability and maintainability of code.
The title of the video says it all.
Vibration analysis starts with defining a series of potential faults. The series of faults are then logically sorted in a way that the analyst can eliminate unlikely faults from the pool.
Learn to draw the shear and moment diagram and the deflection diagram of an internal unstable beam.
Ultrasonic array echo and ground penetrating radar testing have been widely used in non-destructive testing (NDT) of concrete structures.
This video describes the relationships between internal shear and moment used to draw shear and moment diagrams graphically.
These guidelines have to be considered during the integrity check and assessment of an existing structure.
Watch and listen to an expert in this field of structural engineering.
Brief explanation of the method of joints followed by an example problem.
Continuing from Method of Joints (Part 1) – the example problem is completed and a zero force member is identified.
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Informative video that gives an overview of what structural engineering is.