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Pneumatics Fundamentals

Industrial Maintenance & Technology


Course Length

16 Hours

Max Attendees


Course Description

Participants will learn how to read and construct basic circuits using actual components. This course includes pneumatic safety, basic theory, and hands-on circuit development activities.

Course Objectives

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

  1. Interpret pneumatic symbols and pneumatic diagrams
  2. Safely construct basic pneumatic circuits

Course Outline

(Includes circuit building)    

  1. Pneumatic safety
  2. Differences in Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  3. Basic Pneumatic Principles, air temperature, moisture, contaminants and contaminate removal, volume, pressure, compression, cooling, and the Gas Laws: Boyle’s, Charles, Gay Lussac’s and Combined Gas Laws
  4. Symbol reading
  5. Relief valves,
  6. Filters, lubricators, and regulators
  7. Directional control valves
  8. Flow control valves
  9. Cylinders and motors
  10. Compressors
  11. Flow control valves
  12. Check valves
  13. Directional control valves
  14. Cylinders and motors
  15. Hands on labs:  motor speed control, DCV operation, meter out/in cylinder speed control options, regulating multiple circuits, logic functions, vacuum and cylinder loading