FLPW1106 Fluid Power Technology II

This course considers the principles of hydraulics and pneumatics. The operating principles of basic systems used in industry will be emphasized. Fluid power terms, definitions, symbols and liquid principles will be discussed. Standards, engineering specifications and interchangeability will also be discussed in-depth. Persons involved with machine design, drafting, maintenance, production, automation, packaging, plastics and engineering technologies should consider this course.




FLPW1101 or concurrent

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.
Calculate linear forces.
Calculate cylinder volume.
Calculate cylinder speed.
Calculate adjusted flow rate.
Calculate cylinder time.
Size cylinder.
Size cylinder ports.
Calculate intensifier problems.
Describe horsepower.
Define rotary actuator specifications.
Describe limited rotation actuators.
Determine actuator specifications.
Identify actuator standards.
Identify actuator graphic symbols.
Identify graphic symbols.
Draw hydraulic actuator circuits.
Solve surface area problems.
Solve cylindrical area problems.
Solve volume problems.
Calculate cylinder speeds.
Calculate pump G.P.M.
Calculate volumetric efficiency.
Calculate mechanical efficiency.
Calculate overall efficiency.
Service reservoirs.
Service heat exchangers.
Describe liquid flow principles.
Describe liquid properties.
Compare specific gravities.
Compare liquid viscosity`s.
Compare liquid characteristics.
Identify contaminant types.
Flush a hydraulic system.
Describe Beta ratio.
Describe filter.
Describe specific weight principles.
Describe Bernoulli`s theorem.
Describe laminar flow.
Describe turbulent flow.
Describe Reynolds number.
Describe test procedures.
Charge accumulators.
Demonstrate shop safety practices.
Describe various hose types.
Describe various hose fittings.
Describe permanent hose assemblies.
Describe reusable hose assemblies.
Explain hose test procedures.
Describe tubing types.
Describe tube fittings.
Describe tube assembly.
Describe tube applications.

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