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Practical Hydraulic Systems: Operation and Troubleshooting for Engineers and Technicians


Whatever your hydraulic application, this book will help you learn the basics, improve your maintenance program,and become a more effective trouble shooter of problems in this area.

In today’s modern society, hydraulics plays a very important role in people’s daily lives. Its importance can be read from the fact that hydraulics is considered to be one part of the muscle that drives industry, the other being pneumatics.

Hydraulics, which deals with the physical behavior of water at rest or in motion, has long been part of civil engineering. However, with the invention of James Watt’s “steam engine,” the need arose for efficient power transmission from generation to use.

Next, many types of mechanical devices were discovered, including lines hafts, gearing, pulleys, and chains. Then the concept of transmitting power through a fluid under pressure was conceived. This was truly a new field of hydraulics, one that dealt with the properties of fluids under pressure and encompassed a variety of subjects such as power transmission and control of mechanical motion.

About the Book

The purpose of this book is to familiarize the reader with the basic principles of hydraulics and to understand the practical concepts governing the design and construction of various hydraulic systems and their applications.

In addition, the functional aspects of the major and accessory components of hydraulic systems are covered in detail. The last part of the book is devoted to the common maintenance methods and troubleshooting techniques used in hydraulic systems, with particular emphasis on the methods and means employed to prevent component and system failure.

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