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Hydraulic Fundamentals & Troubleshooting

Industrial Maintenance & Technology


Course Length

40 Hours

Max Attendees


Course Description

Provides the fundamental principles of hydraulics, hydraulic safety, and hydraulic troubleshooting. The course reinforces the principles with hands-on circuit building activities as well as troubleshooting activities. Using state-of-the-art trainers, participants are introduced to hydraulic system components and taught the proper and safe way to set up and troubleshoot these components.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Understand the hazards associated with Hydraulic Systems.
  2. Identify hydraulic components along with the symbols that represent them in a hydraulic circuit diagram.
  3. Build hydraulic circuits and set up operating parameters of the components in the circuit.  
  4. Safely and accurately troubleshoot hydraulic systems using a systematic approach. 

Course Outline

  1. Hydraulic Safety
  2. Basic Hydraulic Laws and Principles
  3. Pressure Control Valves
  4. Hydraulic Pumps and Closed-loop Systems
  5. Check Valves, Accumulators, and Actuators
  6. Reservoirs, Coolers, Hoses, and Connectors
  7. Directional Control Valves
  8. Flow Control Valves
  9. Hands on circuit building activities
  10. Troubleshooting hydraulic pumps
  11. Troubleshooting pressure control valves
  12. Troubleshooting directional control valves
  13. Troubleshooting check valves
  14. Troubleshooting cylinders
  15. Troubleshooting hydraulic motors
  16. Hands on troubleshooting activities