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Hydraulics Training & System Troubleshooting

$1999

Hands-On

4 Days

3.2 CEU

At the end of this seminar students will be able to:

  1. Understand the basic hydraulic components, how they work, and their function in a hydraulic circuit.
  2. Understand and interpret hydraulic schematics, and implement safe work practices.
  3. Understand how fluids must be positively confined through the entire system and prevented from going anywhere except where we want them to go.
  • Why You should take this seminar

    The extreme flexibility of hydraulic elements can create a number of problems. Participants learn how fluids must be positively confined through the entire system and prevented from going anywhere except where we want them to go.

    There is no magical way to troubleshoot a hydraulic system; it is the logical analysis of basic facts and principles. Through the hands-on hydraulic troubleshooting seminar and hydraulic safety training, participants will construct, operate, and troubleshoot systems using common hydraulic components.

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  • Who Should Take This Seminar

    This is a basic seminar, without any prerequisites, that helps you develop a solid foundation to build your troubleshooting knowledge and skills. So don’t worry whether or not you will benefit from this class. Our team has taught people at all skill levels and from different backgrounds.

    People who will benefit from attend this hydraulics seminar include:

    • Environmental health & safety personnel
    • Apprentice and experienced HVAC technicians
    • Owners & managers
    • Maintenance Technicians
    • HVAC maintenance and Repair Technicians
    • Energy management personnel
    • Plant & facility maintenance technicians
    • Building engineers
    • Building managers & superintendents
    • Plant & facility managers
    • Stationary engineers
    • Safety directors
    • Multi-craft personnel
    • Anyone who needs cross-training on Fluid Power & Hydraulic Systems
  • What You'll Learn

    In this hydraulics training seminar, participants learn the basic hydraulic components, how they work, and their function in a hydraulic circuit. Upon completions, you will be able to understand and interpret hydraulic schematics, and implement safe work practices.

    Gain the basic skills needed to be a proactive and effective hydraulics systems troubleshooter. Learn how to make minor cost saving repairs by seeing and understanding the operation of various components. You will practice preventive maintenance techniques that will reduce premature system failure.

  • Seminar Description

    HYDRAULIC PRINCIPLES

    • Pressure and force
    • Advantages and disadvantages
    • Physical properties of liquids
    • Measurement and scales
    • Pascal’s Law
    • Horsepower and torque

    HYDRAULIC PUMPS

    • Positive-displacement of pumps
    • Increasing/decreasing volume
    • Gear/van piston/screw pumps
    • Troubleshooting cavitation, entrained air, effects of varnish and sludge

    FLOW, PRESSURE AND DIRECTIONAL CONTROL VALVES

    • Flow controls, actuator speed, and orifices
    • Hydraulic circuit/placement
    • Relief/sequence/counterbalance valves
    • Pressure-reducing valves
    • 3-position directional valve symbols
    • Solenoids-controlled, pilot-operated valves
    • Measuring surge pressure

    HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS

    • Single and double acting cylinders
    • Seals
    • Cylinder types and construction
    • Flow required by cylinders
    • Regenerative circuit
    • Troubleshooting cylinders

    HYDRAULIC MOTORS

    • Speed and torque
    • Types and sizing of hydraulic motors
    • Hydraulic motors in circuits
    • Hydrostatic transmission
    • Applications of rotary actuators

    ACCUMULATORS

    • Applications, sizing, and charging
    • Installation and operating instructions
    • Gas precharge pressure

    HYDRAULIC FLUIDS

    • Properties and types fluids
    • Fire-resistant/biodegradable fluids
    • Fluid storage and handling

    FLUID CONDUCTORS

    • Hydraulic fluid conductors
    • Steel pipes and tubes
    • Flexible hose
    • Fluid velocities
    • Friction/restrictions in fluid lines

    RESERVOIRS, HEAT EXCHANGERS AND FILTERS

    • Contamination control
    • Detection

    TROUBLESHOOTING—BASIC REQUIREMENTS

    • Component function and operation
    • Hydraulic symbols

    PRINCIPLES OF MOTION AND FORCE

    • Movement and speed—flow rate
    • Flow pressure

    SOME GENERALIZATIONS

    • New vs. old systems
    • The major cause of failure
    • Diagnostic equipment

    NOISY PUMPS OR CAVITATION AND AERATION

    • Low pressure/entrained air
    • Vacuum, foaming, and air leaks

    LOW, ERRATIC OR NO PRESSURE

    • Wrong rotation of pump
    • Relief valve or compensator
    • Low reservoir level

    CONTAMINATION IN VALVES NO MOVEMENT OF ACTUATOR

    • Malfunctioning pumps
    • Lack of pilot pressure
    • Incorrect plumbing connections
    • Solenoid problems
    • Wrong temperature or motor speed

    NOISE CONTROL

    • Lower noise generation
    • Isolating noise

    CYLINDER & CIRCUIT PROBLEMS

    • Erratic or jerk motion
    • Blown rod seals, cylinders, or plumbing
    • Cylinder drift

    SOLENOID FAILURE

    • Coil burnout
    • Mechanical destruction
    • Life expectancy

    LEAKAGE CONTROL

    • Flare type fittings
    • Straight and tapered threads
    • O-ring failures

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

    • Test set up and procedures
    • Fixed displacement motor
    • Variable displacement pump

    OPTIONAL / EXTRA HANDS-ON LAB EXERCISES

    • NTT trainer familiarization
    • Flow control types
    • Meter-in flow control
    • Meter-out flow control
    • Bleed-off flow control
    • Two-speed control
    • Sequencing circuit
    • Sequencing with flow control
    • Remote pilot of sequence valve
    • Pressure reducing with sequencing
    • Pilot-operated relief
    • Regeneration
    • Differential volume
  • Seminar Schedule

    • 1. Select a date and location to register

    • 2. Confirm

    • 3. Register

    • 4. Checkout

    Seminar Pricing

    4-Day Hands-On + Lecture: $1,999 / Participant

    This seminar may be included with other training or as a standalone seminar.  As such, training time depends on seminar length as determined by your outcome goals. Please call (800) 922-2820 or Contact NTT Training to discuss pricing and your unique training needs.

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