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Hydraulics and Pneumatics: A Technician's and Engineer's Guide serves as a guide to the hydraulic and pneumatic systems operations. It features mathematical content that has been presented in a style understandable even to beginners and non-experts. It has nine chapters that cover both hydraulic and pneumatic machinery, their fundamental principles including safety standards and regulations. The book also features abundant referencing, updated web links, and masterful tables for easier understanding of the concepts covered. The text is written to serve as an introductory reference for novices and students in pneumatics and hydraulics. It is also invaluable and can be used as primary reference for control, manufacturing, mechanical, and electrical engineers, operations managers, and technicians working with hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
- Covers both hydraulic and pneumatic machinery, with a practical, practitioner-led approach that does not demand great theoretical and mathematical understanding
- Thorough and updated coverage of safety standards, helping control engineers and shop floor managers to ensure their operations are in compliance with regulations
- More abundant referencing, new and updated web-links, look-up tables and graphical keys offer even easier referencing while providing quick access to other related materials
Control, fluid power, manufacturing, mechanical and electro-mechanical engineers, technicians and operations managers working with hydraulic and pneumatic systems and equipment. Students enrolled at lower level college or trade school students taking classes in pneumatics and hydraulics
1 Fundamental Principles
Industrial Prime Movers
A Brief System Comparison
An electrical system
A hydraulic system
A pneumatic system
Definition of Terms
Mass and force
Work, energy and power
2 Hydraulic Pumps and Pressure Regulation
3 Air Compressors, Air Treatment and Pressure Regulation
Air Receivers and Compressor Control
Stages of air treatment
Non-relieving pressure regulators
Relieving pressure regulators
4 Control Valves
Types of Control Valve
Pilot-operated check valves
Restriction check valves
Shuttle and Fast Exhaust Valves
Modular Valves and Manifolds
Cartridge Logic Valves
Counterbalance and dynamic braking
Pilot-operated check valves
Pre-fill and compression relief
6 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Accessories
Hydraulic Coolers and Heat Exchangers
Pneumatic Piping, Hoses and Connections
Cost of Air Leaks
Hydraulic Piping, Hosing and Connections
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Fuses
7 Process Control Pneumatics
Signals and Standards
The Air Relay and the Force Balance Principle
Process Control Valves and Actuators
Flow control valves
8 Sequencing Applications
Pneumatic Limit Switches
More Complex Sequences
Modular Sequence Valves
9 Safety, Fault-Finding and Maintenance
Appendix: Hydraulic and Pneumatic Symbols
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2011
- 28th January 2011
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Andrew Parr is an Industrial Control Engineer, recently retired from ASW Sheerness Steel, Sheerness, UK who worked in the steel industry for over thirty years. In 1980 he began specializing in sequence and closed loop control systems using Programmable Controllers (PLCs) with hydraulic and pneumatic actuators. He has written fifteen books on electronics and process control including Logic Designers Handbook, Industrial Control Handbook, Programmable Controllers, Control Engineering, along with many amateur- level books, among them Introduction to Operational Amplifiers. His books have been widely translated into many languages, including Japanese, Polish, and Swedish. He and has presented papers at various international conferences, including ones on “Automation Systems in the Steel Industry” and on “Automated Fault Diagnostics”.
Former Industrial Control Engineer, Sheerness Steel, UK
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