Engine Emissions Measurement

What will I learn?
This course is directed at both emissions legislation compliance, and at engine and catalyst development for low emissions. Passenger car emissions legislation measurement requirements are fully detailed for ultra-low emission SI and diesel vehicles. Heavy duty diesel emissions legislation measurement methods for on-road and off-road engine uses are fully described, including the latest European proposals for measurement of particle number as well as mass. The specialist areas of time-resolved emissions in test cycles for emissions control engine development is also covered in detail. The accurate determination of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption from the legislated test cycles is a major theme of the course.

The course also covers the fast growing area of in-vehicle emissions measurement for real world driving emissions measurement. Several areas are covered that are currently not regulated in Europe but are in the USA and may be regulated in future in Europe. This includes VOC speciation for ozone forming potential evaluation as well as air toxics and PAH speciation of diesel articulates for carcinogenic toxic emissions evaluations.

The programme also includes latest developments, techniques and implications of EPA1065/1066.

How will I benefit?
This is a specialist short course, and you’ll benefit from extensive participation by lecturers from Horiba Instruments who aim to teach you the latest developments in automotive and industrial engine emissions measurement procedures and regulation compliance procedures.

Day 1: Engine test bed direct exhaust gas analysis for development work and for test cycle modal analysis

Day 2: Passenger car emissions measurement 1

Day 3: Passenger car emissions measurement 2

Day 4: Heavy duty diesel emissions measurement

Day 5: Engine VOC and PAH emissions

This course is for you if you’re an engine emissions measurement personnel or supervisor. It’s particularly suitable if you’re a newly appointed staff member in these areas and you need to learn quickly about emissions measurement methods. It’s also relevant if you’re an operator of diesel and gas turbine electric generation equipment and you have to make emissions measurements, perhaps for the first time, under the Environmental Protection Act. It will be of interest if you wish to learn about the latest developments in emissions measurement technology.

It will also be relevant if you’re an engine gas analysis system designer. It will be of particular relevance if you’ve recently been made responsible for engine emissions measurement and you need information on the design and operation of these systems. It’s also suitable if you’re involved in data processing of emissions measurements. Applications will be discussed in spark ignition, diesel and gas turbine engines.

 “A great course for anyone who wants or needs a broad understanding of what is involved in tackling vehicle emissions and meeting legislation”.  Vehicle Certification Agency

“This course was great!  As an engineer directly involved in emissions measurement this course greatly increased my knowledge of the industry I work in, as well as the equipment I would with every day.  It provided a great deal of technical information, instrument theory, regulation background and history as well as real world problems that I deal with on a daily basis.  I highly recommend this course.” Nissan

“Arrived with limited knowledge. Improved my understanding of emissions.” Honda UK

Industrial guest speakers include:

  • Cambustion Ltd
  • Ford Motor Company Ltd
  • Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Academic speakers from:

  • University of Leeds
  • The University of Manchester

This course is in association with the Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers, which is devoted to the advancement of diesel and gas engines, gas turbines, and related products and technology.

The Energy Institute has approved Leeds University – Faculty of Engineering – as an Approved Training Provider.

Full five days: £TBC

Any one day: £TBC

Course fees include:

  • cost of tuition
  • comprehensive course materials (provided on USB) with a course notes booklet.
  • lunches
  • light refreshments
  • course dinner on Tuesday evening

The course will take place at the Weetwood Hall Hotel and Conference Centre, which is situated to the north of Leeds at the junction of the A660 Leeds - Skipton road and the A6120 Outer Ring Road.​​

Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel
Otley Road
West Yorkshire
LS16 5PS

The course will take place at the Weetwood Hall Hotel and Conference Centre, which is situated to the north of Leeds at the junction of the A660 Leeds - Skipton road and the A6120 Outer Ring Road.​​

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available at the course venue, Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel. We have negotiated the following special rates per night:  
Sunday evening, bed and breakfast £82   
Monday – Thursday, evening, bed and breakfast £86

To take advantage of these special rates, please contact the hotel directly on +44 (0)113 230 6000 (Emma Barker),
E: reservations@weetwood.co.uk Please quote ‘University of Leeds CPD Unit’ and the course name when contacting Weetwood Hall to book accommodation.

Please note that bookings must be made two weeks before the course commences at the latest to qualify for the special rates and to guarantee room availability. Any accommodation requests after this date should be made direct with the hotel and will be subject to availability and rates.​​

Harriet Wills
Course Coordinator

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Chemical and Process Engineering, 3.11
University of Leeds,

t: +44 (0)113 343 2494 

e: cpd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk