Hydraulic Pump Applications

Identify the various hydraulic pumps and their applications.


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


This is the fourth lesson in the iKNOW™ Industrial Hydraulic Power Library, this lesson discusses the various hydraulic pumps and their applications. It also describes symptoms of pump malfunction.


Given a pictorial drawing or a system schematic, describe the role of the pump in hydraulic power transmission, Calculate the actual flow rate and the volumetric efficiency in a hydraulic system, Explain the effect of the position of the reservoir in relation to the operation of the inlet side of the pump and Recognize symptoms of pump malfunction, such as cavitation and aeration and identify likely causes.