Being that hydraulic engineering is a specialism often only briefly touched on in university and college, this professional course is focused on practical maritime applications and will display practical examples and real-life case studies. Over two days, students will develop, refresh and polish their knowledge of hydraulic engineering.
The first day of the course focuses on hydraulic components, basic theory and basic hydraulic diagrams, leaving students able to read basic hydraulic diagrams and to understand the working principles of the main components.
The second day is the advanced part and is delivered in the form of a master class focused on proportional valves, pump control systems, cartridge valves and hydraulic calculations. At the end of the second day, a case study based on one or two of the participants’ hydraulic diagrams is undertaken, giving students a genuine insight into real-life issues. This case study is an essential application of the theory gained to problems in the maritime environment.
Overall, the course provides an improved knowledge for trouble-shooting in order to better maintain your hydraulic systems and identify design mistakes. Please note the following things will be covered: energy transfer, hydraulic power, directional valves, pressure control valves, flow control valves, pilot-operated non-return valves, counter-balance valves, motion-control valves, hydraulic motors, hydraulic pumps, accumulators, cartridge valves, manifolds, proportional valves, servo-hydraulics, pumps with flow control, pumps with pressure control, pumps with power control, pumps with load-sensing, hydraulic oil management, conditioning and contamination, hydraulic calculations, fault finding, basic and advanced hydraulic diagrams.