Fluid Power

Course Number: GT 113
Transcript Title: Fluid Power
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: April 3, 2015
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 20
Lecture / Lab Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default)
Repeats available for credit: 0
Approved delivery mode: online


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to hydraulic schematics, troubleshooting common hydraulic problems and maintaining hydraulic systems used in a variety of production applications. It also provides an introduction to operating a pneumatic system, including maintenance and troubleshooting procedures. Students learn to read, interpret, and construct fluid systems schematic diagrams containing pneumatic and hydraulic component systems. Emphasis will be on operation of fluid power systems for energy savings and pollution controls. Prerequisite: GT 101.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Analyze hydraulic schematics to facilitate the logical troubleshooting of hydraulic systems and components.
  2. Use hydraulic theory, proper safety procedures, and common hydraulic tools (i.e. flow meters, and pressure gauges) to troubleshoot common hydraulic system components (e.g. servos and actuators) and application problems.
  3. Apply preventative maintenance systems in the maintenance of hydraulic systems, including filtration system maintenance.
  4. Analyze pneumatic schematics to possibly improve systems or troubleshoot potential or real system problems or weaknesses.
  5. Use pneumatic theory and applications to maintain, troubleshoot and repair pneumatic systems and components (i.e. air dryers, regulators, filters, oiling system, air pumps, compressors, and moisture control systems).

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Intelitek on-line activities including end of section tests and final evaluation.
  2. Instructor generated evaluations including tests and projects.
  3. Hands on lab activities.
  4. Hands on evaluation.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Using safe working practices
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Introduction to the physics of fluid power
  • Maintaining systems
  • Troubleshooting systems
  • Repairing systems
  • Analyzing schematics
  • Energy savings
  • Pollution controls