• Program: Fluid Power Engineering Technology
  • Course: Fluid Power Technology I
  • Course #: FLPW1101
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course considers the basic fundamentals of hydraulics and pneumatics. The operating principles of basic systems used in industry today will be emphasized. Persons involved with machine maintenance, production automation, packaging, plastics, mechanical drafting 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.
Define fluid power.
Explain energy laws.
Describe work principles.
Describe force principles.
Describe power principles.
Explain force/work/power relationships.
Define force units.
Define work units.
Define power units.
Describe hydrostatic principles.
Describe hydrodynamic principles.
Explain volume-area-speed relationships.
Explain linear actuators.
Describe mechanical torque.
Describe displacement.
Describe horsepower.
Describe horsepower.
Describe accumulators.
Describe air-oil boosters/intensifiers.
Explain pressure control operation.
Explain directional control valve operation.
Explain volume control valve operation.
Explain hydraulic circuit operation.
Identify graphic symbols.
Draw hydraulic circuits.
Explain pneumatic energy transmission.
Define pneumatic terminology.
Explain positive displacement compressors.
Explain non-positive displacement compressors.
Explain pneumatic pressure control valves.
Explain pneumatic directional control valves.
Explain pneumatic speed control techniques.
Identify pneumatic graphic symbols.
Determine pneumatic circuit operation.
Determine basic troubleshooting techniques.
Draw pneumatic circuits.

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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