Hydraulics and Pneumatics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750600156, 9781483102382

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

1st Edition

A technician's and engineer's guide

Authors: Andrew Parr
eBook ISBN: 9781483102382
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 14th January 1991
Page Count: 234
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Description

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.

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


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


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


Details

No. of pages:
234
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1991
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483102382

About the Author

Andrew Parr

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”.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Industrial Control Engineer, Sheerness Steel, UK

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