NFPC Hydraulics – Stage 2 (HDST2)

The course is designed for those involved in the maintenance, management and servicing of all types of mobile plant associated with construction, agriculture, mechanical handling, highway maintenance, manufacturing and many more. Aims of the Course • To take delegates’ overall knowledge and skills to the next level and allow better management and maintenance of complex mobile hydraulic systems with a range of controls; • To ensure that delegates know the causes of failure in hydraulic systems and apply the necessary preventative measures and know the procedure to follow when undertaking effective fault diagnosis. Skills & Knowledge Gained Upon completion of this course, delegates will understand: • The embedded principles associated with the operation of mobile plant; • The relationship between prime mover power and performance associated with hydraulic power transmission; • The general layout of a closed hydrostatic transmission system; • The principles of hydrostatic steering systems; • The auxiliary pumps and associated controls in use; • The types of multi-function mobile valves and control features; • The types of auxiliary flow control devices in common use; • The basic principles of machine braking and cooling systems; • The principle of load holding and motion control; • The procedures to follow to carry out effective fault diagnosis; • The importance of contamination control and health & safety; • Build hydraulic circuits by interpreting a hydraulic circuit drawing; • Set pressure control valves for relief, sequence, reduction and counterbalance functions; • Connect the electrical interface to the hydraulic controls using manual switches and pressure switches; • Apply hydraulic and electrical sequencing techniques; • Apply load holding techniques; • Apply steering techniques; use fault finding techniques applying FCR to real circuits. Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications required, however, delegates will need to have either completed the NFPC Hydraulics Stage 1 (HDST1) course or scored a minimum of 90% on our online diagnostic assessment.

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