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An introduction to pneumatics and hydraulics

This course allows candidates to develop the knowledge and understanding of the operational and maintenance requirements of pneumatic and hydraulic systems and be able to recognise circuit components and interpret drawings for applications in everyday life.

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Summary

This course allows candidates to develop the knowledge and understanding of the operational and maintenance requirements of pneumatic and hydraulic systems and be able to recognise circuit components and interpret drawings for applications in everyday life.

Pneumatic and hydraulic systems are widely used in many areas of industry.  Pneumatics involves converting the energy of a compressed air or gas to make something work. Through the use of compressors, control valves, actuators and other control equipment, pneumatic technology is used to power a range of items such as tools, construction equipment and machinery in the mining, automotive, manufacturing and medical industries to name a few. But how do we convert air into a power source?

Hydraulics involves the study of liquids at rest and in motion, particularly under pressure, and applies that knowledge to the design and control of machines. Hydraulics is used in everyday life in construction equipment, airplanes, cars, manufacturing, medical, subsea and many more. Can you imagine if we didn’t have fluid power? But how does it work?

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for candidates training or qualified as mechanical technicians, engineers, or asset, maintenance and reliability personnel working within or supporting the manufacturing, industrial, oil and gas sectors. Prior knowledge of mechanical systems would be advantageous but is not mandatory as the course is designed to introduce candidates to the basic principles initially and will move at a pace suited to the audience's understanding and learning abilities.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  1. Understand the concept of air power and explain how this relates to mechanical and fluid systems.
  2. Understand the concept of fluid power and explain how this relates to mechanical and fluid systems. 
  3. Describe the operational and maintenance requirements of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  4. Interpret pneumatic and hydraulic circuit diagrams and relate these to everyday applications
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Properties of air – compressibility, moisture content, need for lubrication, mechanical systems vs air systems
  • The role of pressure, volume, temperature
  • How does this convert to air power – air compressors
  • Understanding pneumatic equipment – air supply system, dryer system, distribution system
  • Properties of fluids – volume flow rates, pressure vs head, working loads, Pascal’s Law
  • How does this convert to fluid power?
  • Understanding hydraulic equipment – receiver, pump, control valves, actuator, filter
  • Maintenance and operation of pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Safety precautions when working with pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Pneumatic and hydraulic equipment in the circuit – components, symbols, layout
  • Designing and interpreting pneumatic and hydraulic circuits for everyday application

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: E and B

  1. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’

Meet our trainers

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    Matthew Laskaj

    With over 20 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas, Refining, Manufacturing and Food & Beverage industries, Matthew is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and certified Prince2 practitioner who has worked in a variety of roles such as Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Reliability Engineer and Mechanical Engineer.

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Location:
    London, Coventry
  • CPD Hours:
    14
  • Accredited:
    no
  • UK-Spec:
    E, B

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19-20 Mar 2020 10% discount available until 19 January
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26-27 Nov 2020 10% discount available until 26 September

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