Learn about the basic principles that form the foundation of all hydraulic equipment. This section explains some of the key factors that should always be considered.
This module explains basic principles of hydraulic control. Understanding these parameters will help you analyse the performance of every hydraulic component.
All hydraulic machines are not the same, this module explains why. We look at the different performance priorities for a range of equipment.
This module provides an introduction to the basic symbols for hydraulic pumps, valves, and actuators. This is followed by a detailed review of all major hydraulic component symbols, explaining their features and also how the components work.
This module highlights the importance of minimising fluid contamination and discusses ways the fluid cleanliness levels can be controlled.
This module looks at the key characteristics of hydraulic fluid including the different types available and how to keep them in good condition.
This module will identify and explain some of the most important hydraulic design features that are common in every system.
Applies to all fluid power sectors e.g. Industrial, mobile, machine tools, specialist machines etc.
Contamination control is more critical for higher performance servo and proportional equipment but applies to all areas of hydraulics.
Hydraulic fluid is the blood in every system and a vital component for maintaining a health equipment.
People responsible for hydraulic equipment by:
Students are expected to be familiar with:
What and where hydraulic fluid power is used for e.g. types of machines and industries.
Basic hydraulic circuit components and operation e.g. pumps, valves, and actuators.
More safety information can be found at the HSE website