National Technology Transfer Industrial Training
National Technology Transfer, Inc. presents

Hydraulics: 2-day Classroom On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Learn the basic hydraulic components, how they work, and their function in a hydraulic circuit. You will be able to understand and interpret hydraulic schematics, and implement safe work practices.

Course Description/Agenda

Learn the basic hydraulic components, how they work, and their function in a hydraulic circuit. You will be able to understand and interpret hydraulic schematics, and implement safe work practices.

The extreme flexibility of hydraulic elements can create a number of problems. Participants learn how fluids must be positively confined through the entire system and prevented from going anywhere except where we want them to go.

There is no magical way to troubleshoot a hydraulic system; it is the logical analysis of basic facts and principles. Through the hands-on hydraulic trainers you will construct, operate and troubleshoot systems using common hydraulic components. 

Client favorite related courses and combinations:

  • Vibration Analysis
  • Precision Shaft Alignment
  • Bearings & Lubrication
  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • PLCs
  • ControlLogix
  • VFDs
  • HVAC

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"Excellent trainer aids."
- Paul McLaughlin MWRD

"The instructor did an incredible job. He knew much about history of devices not otherwise listed in text. The pace was fast enough to keep subject interesting, however slow enough to provide understanding."
- Scott Helbing

Who Should Attend

This is a basic course, without any prerequisites, that helps you develop a solid foundation to build your troubleshooting knowledge and skills.   So don?t worry if you?ll benefit from this class, because we?ve taught people at all skill levels and different backgrounds.

People who will benefit from attending this course include:

  • Mechanics
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Energy management personnel
  • Plant & facility maintenance technicians
  • Building engineers
  • Building managers & superintendents
  • Plant & facility managers
  • Stationary engineers
  • Owners & managers
  • Anyone who needs cross-training on Fluid Power & Hydraulic Systems

What You'll Learn

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Troubleshoot a lack of pressure in the system
  • Diagnose why there is not any fluid in the system
  • Use measurement instruments detects true cavitations
  • Find the cause of a frequently blown shaft seal on a hydraulic pump
  • Discover the sources of excessively high fluid temperature
  • Find the cause of excessive high fluid pressures

Course Agenda

Principles and Laws

  • Force, flow and pressure
  • Work and power
  • Pascal?s law
  • Pressure/flow relationships
  • Pressure/force relationships
  • Pumps
  • Positive displacement only:   gear, vane, piston
  • Operation principles
  • Efficiencies comparison 
  • Pressure compensation

Hydraulic Motors

  • Three major types
  • Principles of operation
  • Basic circuit considerations


  • Types of construction
  • Seals
  • Design considerations
  • Regeneration
  • Cushions
  • Sizing of cylinders
  • Troubleshooting


  • Types/characteristics
  • Filtration
  • Cavitation
  • Fluid analysis

Auxiliary Devices

  • Accumulators
  • Heat exchangers
  • Reservoirs

Flow Controls

  • Nonpressure compensated
  • Pressure compensated
  • Flow control placement
  • Temperature compensated
  • Pressure intensification

Typical Circuits

  • Pressure Controls
    • Relief valves: simple and compound
    • Sequence valves
    • Pressure reducing valves
    • Unloading valves
    • Counterbalance valves
    • Principles of operation
    • Symbols
  • Directional Controls
    • 2-way, 3-way and 4-way valves
    • Manual, solenoid and pilot operation
    • Open, closed and other center conditions
    • Internal and external pilot
    • Valve terminology and symbols

Transmission Lines and Fittings

  • Velocity and sizing
  • Pipe, tubing and hose

Basic Circuits

  • Open vs. closed center
  • Series/parallel
  • Unloading/sequencing
  • Load sensing
  • Troubleshooting and basic practices
  • Failure symptoms


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