2nd Edition

Engineering Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics

By Ian C. Turner Copyright 2021
    184 Pages 208 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    184 Pages 208 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Requiring only a basic knowledge of the physics of fluids, Engineering Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics provides a sound understanding of fluid power systems and their uses within industry. It takes a strongly practical approach in describing pneumatics and hydraulics in modern industry and is filled with diagrams of components, equipment and plant.

    The pneumatic and hydraulic graphical symbols used in everyday fluid power systems and circuits are particularly explained and well illustrated. In addition to descriptions of equipment and plant, maintenance and troubleshooting is also covered, with an emphasis on safety systems and safety regulations.

    This second edition delves into the same fluid power technical areas as in the first edition, but with a complete update of current safety legislation and guidance on the latest regulations. Codes of practice, technical standards and standardisation organisations have also been updated to enable readers to search for the newest information and requirements regarding the use and application of pneumatics and hydraulics in industry whilst reflecting advances in technology.

    The book is written for students from levels 3 to 5, and for a wide range of practising engineers, especially in the engineering disciplines of mechanical, plant, process and operations engineering, as well as measurement and control engineering within mechatronics.



    1 Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics in Industry

    2 Basic Principles of Fluid Power Systems

    3 Features and Characteristics of Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems

    4 Component, Equipment and Plant Symbols

    5 Fluid Power Generation, Supply and Distribution

    6 Control Valves I – Types and Principles of Operation

    7 Control Valves II – Types and Principles of Operation

    8 Actuators

    9 Pneumatic and Hydraulic Circuits and Arrangement of Components

    10 Electro-Pneumatics and Electro-Hydraulics

    11 Fluid Power Measurement Systems

    12 Troubleshooting and Maintenance

    13 Basic Principles of Fluid Power Control

    14 Emergency Shutdown and Safety Systems

    15 Health and Safety at Work

    Appendix 1 Answers to revision questions

    Appendix 2 City & Guilds specimen examination questions

    Appendix 3 Standards and standardisation organisations:

    relevant fluid power

    Appendix 4 Bar litres: calculations

    Appendix 5 UK professional engineering bodies and organisations


    Ian C. Turner is a registered European Engineer, UK Chartered Engineer and UK Chartered Environmentalist. He works across a wide range of industry, commerce and public service organisations including training, assessment and verification.