Hydraulic Understanding, Troubleshooting & Safety
- Fluid Power Physics: Energy, Work, Power, Horsepower, Heat, Torque, Flow, Pressure, Fluids, Velocity,Viscosity.
- Pumps: Gear, Un-balanced and balanced vane, Piston, Fixed vs. Variable, Pressure Compensated and FlowCompensated.
- Hydrostatic Pumps and Motors. Understanding, proper installation of gauges, troubleshooting tips.
- Actuators: Cylinders, Design, Motors, Application.
- Pressure Control: Direct Acting Relief, Pilot Operated Relief, Poppet Relief, Pressure Sequence, PressureReducing, Unloading, Counterbalance, Brake. Proper use of each.
- Directional Control Valve: Direct Acting, Pilot Operated, Open vs. Closed Center.
- Flow Control Valves: Throttling vs. Pressure Compensating (Needle Valves), Meter-In / Meter-Out.
- Modular Control Valves: Stack, Cartridge.
DAY Three: Dangers of Stored Hydraulic Energy
- Fluid Conductors: Hoses, Tubes, Steel Pipe, Proper selection, Safety, installation, and fittings.
- Fluid Conditioning: Filtration, Micron, Beta Ratio, ISO Code, Filter Placement, Heat Exchangers, Reservoirs.
- Check Valves: In-Line, Pilot Operated.
- Accessory Components: Accumulators, Pressure Switches, Pressure Gauges, Flow Meters, Manifolds.
- Fluid Conductors: Hose, Pipe, Steel Tubing, Safety and Troubleshooting.
- Understanding Schematics: ISO Symbols, Completing 4 Schematics, Proper placement of symbols.
- System Design: Using animated schematics and Automation Studios to present proper design.
- Troubleshooting: Using a schematic
Many workers are not aware of the dangers of stored hydraulic energy or how to mitigate it. This day will focus on safety standards and qualifications, the potential health and exposure hazards, hydraulic hoses and life cycle, How to Avoid Fluid Injection, Is Lock-Out Enough?