Topic outline

  • Pneumatics Technology

    Pneumatic technology can be described as the use of compressed air to transmit useful energy. Pneumatic transmission of energy is an important technology in many different industries including, manufacturing, transportation, energy and biomedical. The core concepts of pneumatic technology has remained unchanged and have been understood for more than a century, however manufacturing and applications of this technology continue to improve and evolve. 

    This section provides a basic introduction to pneumatic systems. It includes everything from an introduction of compressed air, to an introduction of compressed air production and distribution. It contains sections on safety, gas laws, symbols, actuators, control valves, circuits, airpreparation, solenoids and pneumatic logic, and concludes with an introduction to compressed air production and distribution. 


  • Pneumatic Safety

    Compressed air stores a tremendous amount of energy and pneumatic energy can be stored even when the power is off. This creates a safety concern for anyone working with pneumatic systems. Safety standards have been established by local and fedral governments, companies, corporations and independant organizations. 

    Complete the below tasks and assessments in order.  Each presentation will list specific learning objectives for the appropriate focus areas.

  • Solids, Liquids and Gasses

    Pneumatics is a transmission of energy using a gas. In order to understand pneumatics it is important to first learn what a gas is and its characteristics. This presentation will focus on the differences between gasses, liquids and solids. Complete the below tasks and assessments in order. The individual presentations will share specific learning objectives that you will be assessed on.

  • Gas Laws

    Air is always attempting to reach the lowest possible pressure. Pneumatic energy can be used to create work by allowing compressed air to decompress in a controlled manner. When compressing and decompressing air, the volume and temperature change along with the pressure. The relationship between pressure, temperature and volume are constant and can be described with several gas laws.

    Complete the below tasks and assessments in order. The individual presentations will share specific learning objectives that you will be assessed on.

     

  • Pressure and Energy

    The weight of the air in the atmosphere exerts itself on all of the objects around it. We call this atmospheric pressure.This topic will cover information on pressure and energy and how they relate to one another.

    Complete the below tasks and assessments in order. The individual presentations will share specific learning objectives that you will be assessed on.

  • Inefficiencies in a Pneumatic System

    Efficiency in any system is a measure of energy converted to useful work as compare to the energy put into the system.  The amount of energy delivered to a pneumatic system is not the same amount of energy delivered to the point of work. This is because of inefficiencies in the system.

    Complete the below tasks and assessments in order. The individual presentations will share specific learning objectives that you will be assessed on.

  • Symbols

    Graphic symbology has evolved over the years and various standards bodies have advanced this evolvement. This presentation will familiarize you with these graphic standards so that the ability to interpret pneumatic circuits can be readily understood. 

    Complete the below tasks and assessments in order. The individual presentations will share specific learning objectives that you will be assessed on.

  • Hydraulic Technology


    Hydraulic systems are all around you. They are used in everything from cars to airplanes, and are used in most industrial, mobile and aerospace applications.

    This section provides a basic introduction to hydraulic systems. It includes everything from an overview of the laws of hydraulics to an introduction to components of the hydraulic system. It contains sections on energy and pressure and concludes with basic hydraulic symbols and safety protocols.


    • Hydraulic System Basics

      Hydraulic systems are both simple and complex.  They use fluid to transmit energy to working energy from a different form.  This introductory topic will cover information on energy transmission systems, how hydraulic systems function, the uses of a hydraulic system, the role of prime movers and actuators, resistance, pressure and heat.

      Complete the below tasks and assessments in order.  Each presentation will list specific learning objectives for the appropriate focus areas.  


    • The Laws of Hydraulics

      Hydraulic systems function according to certain physical laws.  These mostly concern energy, force, pressure, resistance, inertia and mass, as well as the relationships between these elements.

      Complete the below tasks and assessments in order.  The individual presentations will share specific learning objectives on which you will be assessed.


    • Pressure

      This topic focuses solely on pressure and its place within hydraulic systems.  Pressure concerns such subjects as volume and velocity.  

      Here, you will also learn about formulas and how to calculate pressure within a hydraulic system. You'll also get an introduction to measurement instruments for gauging pressure.


    • An Overview of Components

      This topic provides an introductory look at the components that are integral to a hydraulic system.  You'll be learning a little bit about each of these components, including pumps and motors, actuators, valves, filters, fluid connectors and accumulators.  

      Each of these components has a specific purpose within the overall hydraulic system and understanding where they fit is key to understanding hydraulic systems in general.

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    • Basic Hydraulic Symbols

       Hydraulic symbols are used to represent the function of the component. They take up less space than writing and they communicate complex designs simply.  They are universal and conform to specific industrial standards.

       This introduction will provide you with an overview of some symbols and how they are generally used.

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    • Safety

       Safety is of great importance when working with hydraulic systems. By being proactive about safety protocols and using proper preventative measures, a safe  work environment can be maintained.  

       Be sure to take notes during the presentation in this topic. It will impact your safety and the safety of those around you in the workplace.  


    • Certificate of Completion