Basic Pneumatics
Basic Pneumatics

Basic Pneumatics

Areas of Study: Maintenance

This course covers the principles and laws related to compressed air, the main physical properties of gases, the symbols of the main components of pneumatic systems and their functions, how to read and interpret a basic pneumatics system layout plan, and the principles of the SFC method. 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

From an industrial point of view, pneumatics is regarded as a safe and reliable source of energy. At first glance, pneumatics may appear simple. The surrounding air is drawn in, compressed to a certain working pressure, then used as a source of energy. However, this source of energy is governed by the laws of physics. If the basic principles of pneumatics are not respected, its use can prove to be costly and not very productive.

This course covers the principles and laws related to compressed air, the main physical properties of gases, the symbols of the main components of pneumatic systems and their functions, how to read and interpret a basic pneumatics system layout plan, and the principles of the SFC (sequential function chart) method.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • physical properties of air,
  • compressed air treatment,
  • pneumatic components,
  • pneumatic system circuits,
  • troubleshooting, and
  • suggestions for practical exercises.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the principles and laws related to compressed air.
  • Describe the main physical properties of gases.
  • Identify the symbols of the main components of pneumatic systems and describe their functions.
  • Interpret a basic pneumatics system layout plan.
  • Describe the principles of the SFC method.

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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