Jan 31, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

MECH-130 Pneumatic & Hydraulic Fundamentals

Credits 3 / 4 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG 016   (ACSR-016). 

Note: Students must provide their own safety glasses, flash drive, and 3-ring binder.
This course covers the function, operation, and application of common components used in fluid power circuits and automated systems. Topics include circuits and logic, compressors and conditioners, connectors, directional control valves, electro-fluid power, filters, fittings, flow control & relief valves, gauges and instruments, hoses, lubricators, metal tubing, motors, pressure sequence valves, pumps and reservoirs, regulators and threaded pipe. Emphasis is on preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of pneumatic and hydraulic systems as well as safety standards within the industry.

Course Outcomes
1. Describe an actuator 2. Explain circuit logic 3. Describe compressors and conditioners 4. Specify connectors 5. Connect direction control valves 6. Describe electro-fluid power 7. Describe the function of filters, fittings, hoses and lubricators 8. Explain flow control and relief valves 9. Describe gauges and instruments 10. Specify metal tubing requirements 11. Describe the function of pressure sequence valve 12. Explain pumps, reservoirs and regulators 13. Explain threaded pipe 14. Describe vacuum applications.