Last season, Jesse Bell, one of GIBY’s mechanics completed extensive training at New England Institute of Technology, in Rhode Island. After completing several hours of prerequisite online work, Jesse qualified to attend an operation and diagnostics course for gasoline and diesel engines equipped with Electronic Vessel Control (EVC). With proficiency in the operation of all EVC system components, and the ability to identify and properly use unique EVC special tools, Jesse then advanced to a Volvo D4/D6 diesel engine class where he was tested on his understanding of the mechanical and electrical principles of operation on the very latest Volvo Penta diesel engines.
Jesse’s final class in his progressive study series was a Volvo VPA-IPS certification course at Volvo Penta, in Virginia. There Jesse performed an IPS assembly and disassembly, learned how to perform preventative and corrective maintenance tasks, and reviewed complete mechanical and diagnostic information for the IPS system. Hands-on tasks included performing a system installation with advanced calibrations, including joystick calibration and operation, on a functioning IPS training simulator.
Thanks to Jesse’s successful completion of this coursework, GIBY now has full use of Volvo’s electric diagnostic and programming software for troubleshooting, repairing, refitting, programming, and upgrading hardware on electronic Volvo engines. It also certifies GIBY to do warranty work on all Volvo products, including EVC engines, Active Corrosion Protection systems, and IPS drives.