FLPW1181 Pumps, Actuators, and Conductors

This course is a study of the function and application of hydraulic pumps, motors, cylinder and hydraulic accessories. Industrial hydraulic components and their application will be emphasized. Persons involved with machine maintenance, production automation, packaging, plastics, mechanical drafting and engineering technologies should consider this course. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following goals will be addressed in the course.
Demonstrate shop safety practices.
Use common hand tools.
Use precision measuring tools.
Use manufacturer`s catalog.
Explain positive displacement.
Explain non-positive displacement.
Describe vane pump characteristics.
Describe gear pump characteristics.
Describe piston pump characteristics.
Describe gerotor pump characteristics.
Determine pump tolerances.
Describe pump failures.
Identify allowable wear.
Demonstrate test stand operation.
Align shaft coupling.
Determine test parameters.
Size pump lines.
Run operational test.
Run performance test.
Determine pump volumetric efficiency.
Determine pump mechanical efficiency.
Determine overall efficiency.
Identify various motors.
Identify motor standards.
Describe torque.
Determine motor horsepower.
Describe vane motor characteristics.
Describe gear motor characteristics.
Describe piston motor characteristics.
Describe gerotor motor characteristics.
Determine motor efficiencies.
Identify cylinder standards.
Describe cylinder parts.
Calculate cylinder forces.
Determine cylinder repair practices.
Perform cylinder operational tests.
Describe cylinder accessories.
Explain hose applications.
Describe hose installation.
Fabricate permanent hose assembly.
Test permanent hose assembly.
Fabricate reusable hose assembly.
Test reusable hose assembly.
Explain tube bending techniques.
Describe tube installation techniques.
Operate fabrication equipment.
Fabricate flared tube assemblies.
Fabricate permanent tube assemblies.

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details