• Program: Fluid Power Engineering Technology
  • Course: Fluid Power Technology II
  • Course #: FLPW1106
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course considers the principles of hydraulics and pneumatics. The operating principles of basic systems used in industry will be emphasized. Fluid power terms, definitions, symbols and liquid principles will be discussed. Standards, engineering specifications and interchangeability will also be discussed in-depth. Persons involved with machine design, drafting, maintenance, production, automation, packaging, plastics and engineering technologies should consider this course.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course.
Calculate linear forces.
Calculate cylinder volume.
Calculate cylinder speed.
Calculate adjusted flow rate.
Calculate cylinder time.
Size cylinder.
Size cylinder ports.
Calculate intensifier problems.
Describe horsepower.
Define rotary actuator specifications.
Describe limited rotation actuators.
Determine actuator specifications.
Identify actuator standards.
Identify actuator graphic symbols.
Identify graphic symbols.
Draw hydraulic actuator circuits.
Solve surface area problems.
Solve cylindrical area problems.
Solve volume problems.
Calculate cylinder speeds.
Calculate pump G.P.M.
Calculate volumetric efficiency.
Calculate mechanical efficiency.
Calculate overall efficiency.
Service reservoirs.
Service heat exchangers.
Describe liquid flow principles.
Describe liquid properties.
Compare specific gravities.
Compare liquid viscosity`s.
Compare liquid characteristics.
Identify contaminant types.
Flush a hydraulic system.
Describe Beta ratio.
Describe filter.
Describe specific weight principles.
Describe Bernoulli`s theorem.
Describe laminar flow.
Describe turbulent flow.
Describe Reynolds number.
Describe test procedures.
Charge accumulators.
Demonstrate shop safety practices.
Describe various hose types.
Describe various hose fittings.
Describe permanent hose assemblies.
Describe reusable hose assemblies.
Explain hose test procedures.
Describe tubing types.
Describe tube fittings.
Describe tube assembly.
Describe tube applications.

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  FLPW1101 or concurrent
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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