Hydraulics and Pneumatics: A Technician's and Engineer's Guide provides an introduction to the components and operation of a hydraulic or pneumatic system. This book discusses the main advantages and disadvantages of pneumatic or hydraulic systems.
Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of industrial prime movers. This text then examines the three different types of positive displacement pump used in hydraulic systems, namely, gear pumps, vane pumps, and piston pumps. Other chapters consider the pressure in a hydraulic system, which can be quickly and easily controlled by devices such as unloading and pressure regulating valves. This book discusses as well the importance of control valves in pneumatic and hydraulic systems to regulate and direct the flow of fluid from compressor or pump to the various load devices. The final chapter deals with the safe-working practices of the systems.
This book is a valuable resource for process control engineers.
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
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1991
- 14th January 1991
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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