FLPW1191 Hydraulic Components

This course is an in-depth study of hydraulic components. Troubleshooting, repairing and testing of pressure control, direction control and flow control valves will be covered. Persons involved in maintenance, manufacturing or 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 outcomes will be addressed in the course.
Identify pressure control valve symbols.
Describe simple pressure controls.
Describe compound relief valve.
Describe sequence valve.
Describe unloading valve.
Describe counterbalance valve.
Describe pressure reducing valve.
Describe remote controlled valves.
Describe pressure control valve failures.
Identify allowable wear.
Draw pressure control valve circuits.
List pressure control valve applications.
Determine simple relief valve characteristics.
Determine compound relief valve characteristics.
Test relief valves.
Determine sequence valve characteristics.
Test sequence valves.
Determine unloading valve characteristics.
Test unloading valves.
Determine counterbalance valve characteristics.
Test counterbalance valves.
Determine reducing valve characteristics.
Test reducing valves.
Describe check valve.
Describe two way valve.
Describe three way valve.
Describe four way valve.
Describe solenoid controlled pilot operated valve.
Describe mobile valves.
Describe directional control valve options.
Describe directional valve relief options.
Describe directional valve flow control options.
Describe directional valve check options.
Draw directional valve circuits.
Determine check valve characteristics.
Test check valves.
Determine two-way valve characteristics.
Test two-way valves.
Determine three-way valve characteristics.
Test three-way valves.
Determine four-way valve characteristics.
Test four-way valves.
Determine solenoid valve characteristics.
Test solenoid valves.
Determine mobile valve characteristics.
Test mobile valves.
Identify various flow controls.
Describe in-line valves.
Describe restrictor flow control valves.
Describe bypass flow control valves.
Describe non-compensated control valves.
Describe pressure compensated control valves.
Describe temperature compensated flow control valves.
Identify restrictor type characteristics.
Identify bypass type flow valve characteristics.
Run operational tests.
Run pressure drop test.
Compare various flow controls.
Describe flow control circuits.

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