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.

Key Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

Preface 1 Fundamental Principles     Industrial Prime Movers     A Brief System Comparison          An electrical system          A hydraulic system          A pneumatic system          A comparison     Definition of Terms          Mass and force          Pressure          Work, energy and power          Torque     Pascal’s Law     Pressure Measurement     Fluid Flow     Temperature          Temperature scales          Temperature measurement     Gas Laws 2 Hydraulic Pumps and Pressure Regulation     Pressure Regulation     Pump Types          Gear pumps          Vane pumps          Piston pumps          Combination pumps     Loading Valves     Pump Problems     Filters 3 Air Compressors, Air Treatment and Pressure Regulation     Compressor Types          Piston compressors          Screw compressors          Rotary compressors          Dynamic compressors     Air Receivers and Compressor Control     Air Treatment          Stages of air treatment          Filters          Air dryers          Lubricators          Air classification     Pressure Regulation          Relief valves          Non-relieving pressure regulators          Relieving pressure regulators     Service Units 4 Control Valves     Graphic Symbols     Types of Control Valve          Poppet valves          Spool valves          Rotary valves     Pilot-Operated Valves     Check Valves          Pilot-operated check valves          Restriction check valves     Shuttle and Fast Exhaust Valves     Sequence Valves     Time-Delay Valves     Proportional Valves     Servo Valves     Modular Valves and Manifolds     Cartridge Logic Valves 5 Actuators     Linear Actuators          Construction          Mounting arrangements          Cylinder dynamics     Seals     Rotary Actuators          Constructional details     Application Notes          Speed control          Actuator synchronization          Regeneration          Counterbalance and


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