Fluid power systems (hydraulics and pneumatics) offer an alternate means of controlling industrial systems without a large number of electrical components. Forces can be quickly transmitted over considerable distances efficiently with little loss and large components can be controlled with very small forces, and with smooth, uniform action.
This course provides participants with the knowledge to construct and operate all the individual components essential for the optimum operation of the overall fluid power system. It includes the supply of fluid (gas or liquid), the use of fluid powered control cylinders, control valves and motors as well as the tools associated with the maintenance and repair of fluid power systems.
This course is highly interactive and includes group discussions, case studies and syndicate work. It also includes practical exercises that allow all participants to use the knowledge they gained to implement their skills in operating fluid power systems.
This course is designed for professionals involved with, and responsible for, the operation of fluid power systems including maintenance managers, maintenance supervisors, engineers, project managers, technicians and plant operators.
Tony Foskey is an experienced power plant operator, technician and instructor with over 24 years of experience in the power generation industry; he specialized in training in operations and maintenance on power plant systems.
Tony has delivered over 350 training courses including the development of graduate-level mechanical engineering courses for Saudi Aramco.
Prior to being Director of Technical Training for Technology Transfer Services, he worked at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), training engineers to operate and maintain their power plants and electrical transmission systems.
Tony has also written several instruction manuals on Gas Turbines such as the GE FRAME 7FA/EA, Westinghouse 501D, Ge LM 6000/2500 and Siemens 501F.