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FPWR 1000 - Industrial Hydraulics

Fluid Power Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

Introduces the principles of hydraulic control and power transmission. Hydraulic components, their schematic symbols, function and construction are examined and used in hands-on practical exercises. The course delivery combines practical exercises with discussions of typical industrial applications and lectures.


General technical knowledge and basic Physics.





Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 33606

Sat Oct 19 - Sat Nov 16 4 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 19 - Nov 16 Sat 08:30 - 15:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 1990


Johan Fourie

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim




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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • List and discuss typical safety practices and environmental concerns in Hydraulics.
  • Explain operating principle of simple fluid power system.
  • Compare hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Discuss benefits and limitations of hydraulics in industrial and mobile applications.
  • Recognize and describe operating principles of simple hydraulic pumps and valves.
  • Select an appropriate pump to meet circuit requirements.
  • Select hydraulic cylinders for sample applications.
  • Select hydraulic speed control circuits for sample applications
  • Estimate energy losses in sample hydraulic systems.
  • Describe key characteristics of hydraulic fluids.
  • Select hydraulic plumbing for sample circuits.
  • Discuss contamination and filtration in hydraulics.
  • Recognize and apply standard JIC and ISO schematic symbols used in hydraulic systems.
  • Develop and test selected hydraulic circuits using gear pumps, pressure control valves, flow control valves, directional control valves, cylinders, and hydraulic hoses.

Effective as of Fall 2012

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