Practical Hydraulic Systems: Operation and Troubleshooting for Engineers and Technicians


  • Ravi Doddannavar, B.Eng (Mech.Eng), Project manager and consultant, Pune, India
  • Andries Barnard, Dip.Mech.Eng, Senior Lecturer: Technikon Pretoria, South Africa
  • Jayaraman Ganesh

Whatever your hydraulic applications, Practical Hydraulic Systems: Operation & Troubleshooting For Engineers & Technicians will help you to increase your knowledge of the fundamentals, improve your maintenance programs and become an excellent troubleshooter of problems in this area. Cutaways of all major components are included in the book to visually demonstrate the components' construction and operation. Developing an understanding of how it works leads to an understanding of how and why it fails. Multimedia views of the equipment are shown, to give as realistic a view of hydraulic systems as possible. The book is highly practical, comprehensive and interactive. It discusses Hydraulic Systems construction, design applications, operations, maintenance, and management issues and provides you with the most up-to-date information and Best Practice in dealing with the subject.
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* Professional engineers* Specialist students* Plant Engineers* Operation, Maintenance, Inspection and Repair Managers,Supervisors and Engineers* Mechanical Engineers* Design Engineers* Consulting Engineers* Plant Operations and Maintenance Personnel* Consulting Engineers* Process Technicians* Mechanical Technicians


Book information

  • Published: February 2005
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6276-5


"We found it to contain much useful information for reliability technicians dealing with valves, metering instruments, controls, hydraulic systems and a host of related topics. It is profusely illustrated and will come in handy for many of your training and troubleshooting tasks" - Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine, November 2005

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to hydraulics 2 Pressure and flow 3 Hydraulic pumps 4 Hydraulic motors 5 Hydraulic cylinders 6 Control components in a hydraulic system7 Hydraulic accessories 8 Hydraulic fluids 9 Applications of hydraulic systems 10 Hydraulic circuit design and analysis 11 Maintenance and troubleshooting Appendix A: Practical problems Appendix B: Practical solutions Appendix C: Valves