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Hydraulics training courses

Developing competence and reducing risk

Our depth of capability, experience and knowledge in fluid power services is reflected in our hydraulics training courses which are available at a number of our locations in the UK and worldwide. 

Associated with the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) we deliver world class training in hydraulic hose management and integrated fluid power systems.

Contact us to find out where and when the standard courses below are taking place.

Please call our dedicated sales team on 01224 791700.

Standard hydraulics training courses 

BFPA hydraulic safety, hose and fittings

This course has a high level of practical content and is suitable for people whose role requires knowledge and understanding of safe hose assembly, manufacture and thread awareness.

The course will include correct hose assembly procedures, coupling types and hose preparation. Practical demonstrations and assessment will be conducted on swaging techniques and testing in accordance to manufacturer's recommendations

Level 1 foundation hydraulics

Designed for people involved in the maintenance and operation of fluid power systems, this course covers:

  • Basic hydraulic principles
  • Hydraulic symbols and notation
  • Pressure, flow and direction control valves
  • Hydraulic pumps
  • Hydraulic oils and contamination control
  • Introduction to accumulators
  • Introduction to proportional control
  • Basic electrical theory
  • Practical exercises
  • Health and safety

Level 2 intermediate hydraulics

Designed for people with a level 1 qualification and in a plant manager, engineer, technician or craftsman role which invovles the maintenance and management of fluid power systems, this course includes:

  • Pumps and associated control systems
  • Relief and unloader valves
  • Installation and commissioning procedures
  • Causes of pump failures
  • Health and performance monitoring
  • Control valves - pressure, flow and direction
  • Valve sizing and performance
  • Logic cartridge elements
  • Proportional control
  • Load holding and motion control
  • Priority flow control and rotary flow dividers
  • Hydraulic motor performance
  • Fixed and variable displacement controls
  • Logical troubleshooting techniques
  • Practical hydraulics
  • Health and safety linked to risk assessment



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