This unique single-source reference-the first book of its kind to address systematically the problems involved in the field-offers comprehensive coverage of hydraulic system troubleshooting and encourages change in the trial-and-error methods common in rectifying problems and restoring system downtime, furnishing a new paradigm for troubleshooting methodology.
Covering typical circuitry found in industrial, agricultural, construction, transportations, utilities maintenance, and fire-fighting equipment as well as heavy presses, Fluid Power Maintenance Basics and Troubleshooting:
Supplies the tools needed to investigate problems, including hydraulic component symbol identification
Provides an understanding of the function of components in relation to the system
Shows how to interpret the hydraulic system diagram
Demonstrates how components within circuit diagrams interact to achieve machine performance
Presents flow charts and operating descriptions for several types of machines
Delineates the logical steps of problem analysis
And much more
Lavishly illustrated with nearly 400 drawings and photographs and written by two widely experienced authorities, Fluid Power Maintenance Basics and Troubleshooting is an indispensable day-to-day resource for mechanical, hydraulic, plant, control, maintenance, manufacturing, system and machine design, pneumatic, industrial, chemical, electrical and electronics, lubrication, plastics processing, automotive, and power system engineers; manufacturers of hydraulic and pneumatic machinery; systems maintenance personnel; machinery service and repair companies; and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students in these disciplines.
Table of Contents
Basics; identification; beginning the troubleshooting process; fault, cause and remedy; vibration; leakage; system tests for great and vane pumps; system tests for piston pumps; relief valves; pressure control valves; pressure reducing valves; system tests for flow control valves; directional control valves; check valves; hydraulic cylinders (linear actuators); fluid motors; energy storage, shock suppression and supplemental fluid flow - tasks for the hydraulic accumulator; heat exchangers; preventive maintenance; troubleshooting exercise - bar trimming machine; the utility basket truck; backhoe and loader; typical hydraulic press ciruits; troubleshooting agricultural machinery; thermoplastic injection moulding machine.