Course Outline

Introduction to   Fluid Power

  • Hydraulic safety
  • Color code for hydraulic piping and tubing
  • Troubleshooting technique
  • Introduction to fluid power
  • Definitions
  • Math
  • Pascal's Law


  • Hydraulic agencies
  • Hydraulic symbols

Introduction to the Hydraulic (liquid) Trainer

  • Graphic symbol schematic of trainer
  • LAB

Control Valves

  • Directional valves
  • Directional control valves
  • Motor circuits
  • Solenoid controlled directional control valves
  • LAB
  • Review
  • Pilot operated directional control valves
  • Directional control valve - solenoid controlled
  • Remote pilot control
  • Detent valve, pilot control
  • Check valves
  • LAB: Piloting
  • Pilot operated check valve
  • Quick check: directional control valves

Pressure Controls

  • Pressure valves
  • Spool type pressure control valves
  • Pilot operated relief valve
  • Two-stage, compound relief valve
  • Pilot operated relief valve
  • Using a spool type pressure control valve to sequence machine operations
  • LAB: Sequencing machine operatoins
  • LAB: Machine sequence counter- balance valve
  • LAB: Counter-balance unloading valve
  • Two pump power supply
  • Pressure reducing valve
  • LAB: Pressure reducing pressure control valves
  • Relief valve
  • Multi-pressure circuits
  • LAB: Multi-pressures
  • LAB

Flow Controls

  • Flow control valves
  • Pressure compensated flow control valve
  • Flow diverter valve
  • LAB: Pressure drop
  • LAB: Meter-in flow control
  • LAB: Meter-out flow control
  • LAB: Bleed-off
  • LAB: Bleed-off flow control

Cartridge Valves

  • Cartridge valves


  • Linear actuators/ cylinders
  • Double acting
  • Cylinder cushions
  • Regeneration
  • Regenerative circuits
  • Synchronizing parallel circuits
  • Valves in parallel
  • LAB: Cylinders in parallel
  • Valves in series
  • LAB: Cylinders in series
  • Rotary actuator motors
  • Rotary actuators/ oscillating motors
  • Rotary actuators
  • LAB: Motor circuit
  • LAB


  • Theory page on pumping
  • Non-positive displacement
  • Fixed displacement pumps
  • Variable volume pumps
  • Variable displacement
  • Variable volume pumps
  • Positive displacement, variable displacement
  • Variable volume pumps
  • Intensifier (pressure booster)

Troubleshooting Hydraulic Equipment

  • Hydraulic flow dividers

Air/Oil Circuits (Air Over Oil)

  • Air/Oil circuits (air over oil)
  • Air/Oil circuit with meter-out flow control
  • Air/Oil


  • Accumulators
  • Gas charged accumulators
  • Accumulators with unloading valve
  • Accumulators
  • LAB

Hydraulic Fluid, Seals and Filters

  • Hydraulic fluids, seals and filters
  • Fluid storage
  • Oil analysis
  • Reservoir (tank)
  • Seals
  • Lip seals
  • Squeeze seals
  • Exclusion seals and devices
  • Seal compatibility
  • Filters
  • Types of filtration
  • Mechanical filters

Miscellaneous Circuitry

  • Slam-bang?
  • No sparkin', slo-speed, rotary table
  • Hi-lo speed, series - parallel drive
  • Hi-lo speed press
  • Hi speed, lo speed, automatic return
  • Two speed press
  • Component quiz




Troubleshooting Industrial Hydraulic Equipment

Instructor-led Training Course
Delivered at Your Location

We can bring high quality instructor-led training to your facility to help your staff more effectively troubleshoot industrial hydraulic equipment.

     This course can be tailored to address specific plant needs, if customer wants liquid or pneumatic trainers used.

     In this forty hour hands-on course you'll learn how to:

  • Read hydraulic schematics

  • Identify and understand common hydraulic components

  • Demonstrate an understanding of common circuit applications

  • Troubleshoot hydraulic power circuits

  • Perform preventive maintenance

  • Remove, clean, and replace hydraulic power components

Who Should Attend: Those involved in troubleshooting industrial hydraulic equipment.  This could include millwrights, pipefitters, plumbers, mechanics, machinery maintenance mechanics, and electromechanical repair technicians.

Length: 40 hours.

Class Size: Up to 12.

CEU's Awarded: 3.50

Format: Hands-on workshop.  One lab station for every two participants.

Course Customization: Call 1-800-777-0753 for a detailed outline or for information about tailoring this course to your specific needs.  

Pricing: Dependent on total number of training days delivered.

Course Location: Your site.

This course is delivered at your location.  For pricing information and to schedule your on-site sessions please contact a Sales Representative for our delivery partner, Learn Maintenance, at



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