Professional Certificate of Competency in Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Course Duration
Duration
  • 3 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Mechanical Engineering
Course Location
Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
CHP
Course Intakes
Intakes
  • 17 September 2024
Course Type
Course Type
  • Professional Certificate
  • Mechanical Engineering
Course Fees
Fees

Course Overview

The course will provide students a comprehensive overview of all aspects related to the construction, design, operation, and maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Students will develop the requisite knowledge and skills to interpret, design and troubleshoot simple hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.

Course Benefits

  • You may be eligible to claim CPD points through your local engineering association.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion from EIT.
  • Learn from well-known faculty and industry experts from around the globe.
  • Flexibility of attending anytime from anywhere, even when you are working full-time.
  • Interact with industry experts during the webinars and get the latest updates/announcements on the subject.
  • Experience a global learning with students from various backgrounds and experience which is a great networking opportunity.
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge over all aspects of construction, design, operation, and maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Develop the requisite knowledge and skills to interpret, design and troubleshoot simple hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.
  • Learn about concepts related to pressure and flow, hydraulic cylinders, control valves, hydraulic fluids, and the operation of hydraulic and pneumatic system components regarding electro-hydraulic systems and troubleshooting procedures.

 

Course Details

Hydraulics and pneumatic machines are the backbones of a range of industries including manufacturing, construction, mining, oil & gas. This course explores the design, construction, operation and maintenance and troubleshooting of these most versatile machines.

Students will obtain a comprehensive overview of all aspects related to the construction, design, operation, and maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Students will develop the requisite knowledge and skills to interpret, design and troubleshoot simple hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.

Led by an industry expert, this 12 week course will provide you a practical, in-depth view of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Course content includes concepts related to pressure and flow; the operation of hydraulic and pneumatic system components – such as actuators and control valves; simple circuits for hydraulic and pneumatic applications; the characteristics of hydraulic oil and air; proportional and servo technology in regard to electro-hydraulic systems; and, troubleshooting procedures.

After completing this course, students will have requisite knowledge and skills to interpret and design hydraulic and pneumatic circuits and systematically troubleshoot system faults and undertake corrective measures.

Additional Credit

Upon successful completion of this Professional Certificate of Competency:

Module 1: Pressure and Flow Concepts

1. Definition and units of pressure measurement
2. Pascal’s law and applications
3. Pressure/force relationship
4. Fluid flow/discharge
5. Steady and unsteady flows
6. Bernoulli’s principle
7. Laminar and turbulent flows
8. Pressure/flow relationship

Module 2: Hydraulic Cylinders

1. Classification (single vs. double acting)
2. Cylinder construction and mounting
3. Cylinder cushioning
4. Seals
5. Cylinder design checklist
6. Common cylinder problems

Module 3: Hydraulic Directional Control Valves

1. Classification and symbols
1. Poppet, Check and Spool valves
2. Directly and indirectly, operated valves
3. Valve actuation methods
4. 2, 3, and 4-way direction control valves
5. Positive and negative overlapping
6. Center conditions

Module 4: Hydraulic Pressure and Flow Control Valves

1. Relief valve
2. Surge pressure
3. Sequence valves
4. Counterbalance valves
5. Pressure reducing valves
6. Brake valves
7. Unloading valves
8. Flow control valve function and types

Module 5: Hydraulic Accessories, Hydraulic Fluids

1. Introduction to oil reservoirs, filters, heat exchangers, pipes, hoses
2. Hydraulic fluid characteristics
3. Oil groups, Neutralization number
4. Oil contamination, cleanliness and storage
5. Oil additives
6. Common problems associated with hydraulic oil

Module 6 & 7: Basic Hydraulic Circuits and Applications

1. Symbols of hydraulic components
2. Basic understanding of hydraulic circuits
3. Types of hydraulic circuits and their illustration
4. Design and application of hydraulic circuits
5. Advantages of hydraulic systems
6. Simulation of hydraulic circuits using FLUIDSIM software.

Assessment 1

Module 8: Electro-Hydraulic Systems

1. Proportional solenoid
2. Proportional valve
3. Servo valve
4. Comparison of proportional and servo technology
5. Use of transducers in hydraulic systems

Module 9: Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Hydraulic Systems

1. Safety and cleanliness in hydraulic systems
2. Preventive maintenance
3. Commissioning procedures and pre-commissioning checks
4. Troubleshooting hydraulic system faults/failures
5. Prevention of pre-mature hydraulic component failures

Module 10: Pneumatic System Fundamentals

1. Characteristics of air
2. Air generation, preparation, and distribution
3. Characteristics of pneumatic systems
4. Pneumatic symbols
5. Components of pneumatic systems
6. Pneumatic elements – control valves, actuators

Module 11: Pneumatic Circuit Design, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

1. Pneumatic circuit design
2. Troubleshooting: flow chart analysis of pneumatic circuits
3. Maintenance of pneumatic systems

Module 12: Unit Review

In the final week, students will have an opportunity to review the contents covered so far. Opportunity will be provided for a review of student work and to clarify any outstanding issues. Instructors/facilitators may choose to cover a specialized topic or some case studies if applicable to that cohort.

Assessment 2

Graduates of the Professional Certificate of Competency in Hydraulics and Pneumatics will be able to:

  • Explain the concepts related to pressure and flow.
  • Describe the construction and operation of hydraulic and pneumatic system components such as actuators and control valves.
  • Develop simple circuits for hydraulic and pneumatic applications.
  • Examine in detail, the characteristics of hydraulic oil and air.
  • Compare proportional and servo technology in regard to electro-hydraulic systems.
  • Troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency course, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online weekly webinars.  Detailed summaries or notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance.  In addition, students must obtain an overall 50% marks in the set assessments which are a practical assessment and a proctored exam. Students must obtain a minimum 40% marks in proctored exam to pass this course. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in weekly quizzes. If a student does not achieve the required score, resubmission/re-attempt opportunity is given only in the practical assessment and the weekly quizzes, not in the exam.

Additional Credit

Upon successful completion of this Professional Certificate of Competency:

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Payment Methods

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This course may use the following software:

  • Automation Studio

Due to ongoing unit and course reviews, software’s may change from the list provided. Learn more about the Practical Learning at EIT here

You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week learning the course content. This includes attending fortnightly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program has a 65% attendance requirement in the live webinars in order to graduate from the program.  If you are unable to attend the live webinars, you have the option of watching the recording of completed webinars and sending a summary of what you have learnt from the webinar to the Learning Support officer.  The summaries go towards your attendance requirement for the program.

This program is run online on an intensive part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take three months to complete.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated Learning Support Officer for assistance.

Registrations are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure you book your place at least one week before the start date of the program.

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