Course Duration: 3 days

Course description:

This Course covers the fundamentals and principles of pneumatics with emphasis on hands-on exercises. Trainee (s) will obtain a strong foundation in compressed air production and preparation in pneumatic systems as well as a thorough look at basic pneumatic components. The course begins with safety followed by basic fluid power principles. Air compression, preparation, and distribution are then covered. The construction, operation, and specific use of pneumatic components then become the focus of the class. Specific components covered in this course are compressors, air motors, flow controls, directional valves, actuators, after coolers, and driers. In addition, seals and gaskets, filtration, and circuit basics are discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize compressed air safety practices
  • State advantages and disadvantages of pneumatic systems
  • Explain relationship between gauge and absolute pressures
  • Identify schematic symbols and be able to read a basic circuit
  • Explain the fundamental construction and operation of compressors
  • Explain the effect of contaminants in compressed air systems
  • Demonstrate where to locate filters
  • State the purpose of a pressure regulator
  • Illustrate how an air lubricator works
  • Recognize the need to monitor compressor oil level and condition
  • Explain the fundamental construction and operation of cylinders
  • Explain the fundamental construction and operation of directional valves
  • Explain the fundamental construction and operation of flow control valves

Aim of the course:

Designed as a general introduction to the subject of pneumatics, the course aims to familiarize delegates with the design, construction and operation of pneumatic components. This includes the interpretation of circuit diagrams and symbols as well as the construction of control systems.

Target group:

All Marine Engineer Officers

All personnel involved with the design, installation, maintenance, operation and servicing of industrial pneumatic equipment and basic control systems.

Previous Knowledge: General Engineering Knowledge