Basic Hydraulics
Basic Hydraulics

Basic Hydraulics

Areas of Study: Maintenance

This course covers the principles and laws of hydraulics, the characteristics of hydraulic fluids, the basic components of a hydraulic circuit and their operation, the various symbols representing hydraulic components, and how to read and understand simple hydraulic system diagrams. Edumine and HumEng International are collaborating on the delivery of online courses for mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, and conditional monitoring for mining applications.

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This course includes online delivery for one person and a HumEng Certificate of Completion after requirements are met. It is viewable for up to 90 days.

  • Audience Level:
  • Technical
  • Enrollment:
  • Not Applicable
  • Course Fee:
  • Not Available
  • Duration:
  • 2 hours

Course Summary

Introduction

The roots of hydraulics go back to the aqueducts and irrigation systems of a few thousand years ago. However, the transmission of a force via the pressure of a confined liquid is much more recent.

This course covers the principles and laws of hydraulics, the characteristics of hydraulic fluids, the basic components of a hydraulic circuit and their operation, the various symbols representing hydraulic components, and how to read and understand simple hydraulic system diagrams.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • concepts of pressure and flow rate,
  • characteristics of hydraulic fluids,
  • advantages of hydraulics,
  • reservoirs,
  • pump strainers,
  • piping,
  • hydraulic pumps,
  • control valves,
  • non-return valves,
  • filters,
  • actuators,
  • accumulators,
  • hydraulic circuits,
  • troubleshooting a hydraulic system,
  • maintenance and analysis of a hydraulic circuit, and
  • suggestions for practical exercises.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and apply the principles and laws of hydraulics.
  • Describe the characteristics of hydraulic fluids.
  • Describe the basic components of a hydraulic circuit and their operation.
  • Identify the various symbols representing hydraulic component.
  • Read and understand simple hydraulic system diagrams.

Recommended Background

  • This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, or conditional monitoring for mining applications.

HumEng International

HumEng provides online courses and assessments for mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, and condition monitoring for applications in mining.

The HumEng mission is to design, develop and implement training solutions that increase operational efficiency and productivity, and to sustain these improvements through training best practices.

The HumEng approach to training is based on skills management. Experience has proven that the acquisition of key skills, and the transfer of these skills to the shop floor, increases a company's competitiveness. This is even truer today, when operations must often rely on fewer employees, due to rationalization or to recruiting challenges.

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