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Introduction to Hydraulics (IFME1180)
Gain familiarity with the physical principles relating to hydraulics and learn about the ways in which hydraulics are used.
Hydraulic power is defined as the art of generating, controlling and applying smooth, effective power of pumped fluid such as oil in order to push, pull, rotate, regulate or drive the machines, equipment and appliances of modern life. In this course, students will gain familiarity with the physical principles relating to hydraulics and learn about the ways in which hydraulics are used. Also included are hydraulic components operation and applications, design of hydraulic circuits, pressure relief valves, single/double acting cylinder, restrictions, flow metering, pressure compensated flow control valves, hydraulic fluids, hydraulic symbology, hydraulic power unit, directional control valves, check valves and introduction to regenerative circuits.
- Sketch the symbols for and describe the operation of directional control valves, cylinders, pumps and other control devices
- Recognize the reasons for the use of oil in a hydraulic system
- Distinguish between the differences and types of single and double acting cylinders
- Describe the differences between gauge pressure, absolute pressure and vacuum
- Using the hydraulic trainer, explain the relationship between pressure and flow
- Construct a circuit to demonstrate the performance characteristics of a Direct-Operated relief valve
- Recognize the principles of pressure and force intensification
- Explain the use of directional control valves, the various centre conditions, and their place in a hydraulic circuit
- Explain and demonstrate the effect of turbulence in a system
- Discuss the construction and use of Pilot Operated check valves in a hydraulic circuit
- Explain the differences between resistive and tractive loads and what must be done in a circuit to control each of them
- Explain the construction and operation of pressure compensated flow control valves versus a simple needle valve
- Demonstrate the different types of speed control circuits and their use in a hydraulic circuit
- Construct a circuit that will explain the operation of, and need for a regenerative circuit
- Explain the need for a two speed circuit and construct an example
Attend This Workshop if You:
- Are seeking an introduction to hydraulics
Duration: 24 hours