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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Hydraulic & Pneumatic Maintenance & Troubleshooting

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Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems are widely used in industry as means to transmit power, control motion and to do work. Tradesmen and Technicians are often required to assist in maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

In order to be effective in the field, knowledge of hydraulic fundamentals is required. This course is intended to provide a basic understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic theory, component operation and circuit design.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the hydraulic theory, based on principles of physics and fluid mechanics
  • Determine the terminology and circuit schematics
  • Obtain knowledge of the components in a hydraulic system, their functions and operating details
  • Understand the process of system design
  • Ability to specify components required for a simple hydraulic system
  • Ability to complete a standard series of lab exercises involving hydraulic and pneumatic circuits
  • Acquire knowledge on circuit troubleshooting techniques

Course Outline

Day 1


  • Background
  • Introduction to hydraulics
  • Principles of Power Hydraulics


Fluids, Reservoirs, Filters

Day 2

  • Pumps
  • Directional Control

Day 3

  • Flow Control
  • Pressure Control

Day 4

  • Valve Design and Control
  • Accessory Equipment

Day 5

  • Hydraulic Circuits
  • Lab Circuit Exercises
  • Learning Methods
  • Topic Discussion
  • Individual reading and Study
  • Summary Notes
  • Film Viewing and Analysis
  • Circuit Design
  • Tests and Assignments
  • Lab Exercises

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for mechanical, operation, production, maintenance engineers and senior technicians.


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