FLPW1320 Hydraulic Circuits

This course will cover setup and testing of industrial and mobile circuits from a given schematic. The construction and operation of circuits will provide experience in troubleshooting electro-hydraulic machines and construction equipment. Routine maintenance will also be discussed. 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 outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Describe hydraulic power supplies.
Describe pump control circuits.
Describe single-pump unloading circuits.
Write service reports.
Describe double-pump unloading circuits.
Describe pressure-control circuits.
Describe speed-control circuits.
Describe directional valve circuits.
Describe regenative circuits.
Describe negative load circuits.
Describe braking circuits.
Describe fluid conditioning circuits.
Describe electro-hydraulic circuits.
Draw specified industrial circuits.
Describe non load reactive power steering.
Describe load reactive power steering circuits.
Describe open center drive circuits.
Describe closed loop drive circuits.
Describe replenishing circuits.
Describe high pressure relief circuits.
Describe directional valve circuits.
Describe flow divider circuits.
Describe priority divider circuits.
Describe fluid conditioning circuits.
Draw specified mobile circuits.
Demonstrate safe troubleshooting practices.
Troubleshoot industrial pump control circuit.
Troubleshoot industrial pressure control circuit.
Troubleshoot industrial speed control circuit.
Troubleshoot electro-hydraulic circuits.
Repair industrial circuits.
Troubleshoot power steering circuits.
Troubleshoot accessory circuits.
Troubleshoot open loop drive circuits.
Troubleshoot closed loop drive circuits.
Determine replacement components.

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