Hydraulic Fluids

Identify the types, properties, and functions of hydraulic fluids and the components in which they are used.

Prerequisites

General knowledge of hydraulic schematics is required. Review of the lesson, Hydraulic Schematics, is recommended.

Description

This is the third lesson in the iKNOW™ Industrial Hydraulic Power Library. The lesson discusses the types, properties, and functions of hydraulic fluids and the components in which they are used.

Objectives

Describe the types, properties, and functions of hydraulic fluid that make power transmission possible, List sources of fluid contamination and ways to avoid contamination, List the purposes of a hydraulic reservoir, Identify the components of a hydraulic reservoir and describe their functions, Describe the conditions necessary for proper functioning of a hydraulic reservoir, Identify the location of hydraulic filters at various points in a schematic representation of a hydraulic system, Describe the purposes of hydraulic filters, Describe the purpose and function of the by-pass valve, Describe the functions of hydraulic piping and Describe the conditions necessary for proper functioning of hydraulic piping and connections and identify common indicators of malfunction



INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC POWER