Assuming only the most basic knowledge of the physics of fluids, this book aims to equip the reader with a sound understanding of fluid power systems and their uses in practical engineering. In line with the strongly practical bias of the book, maintenance and trouble-shooting are covered, with particular emphasis on safety systems and regulations.
Table of Contents
Preface; Applications of pneumatics and hydraulics in industry * Basic principles of fluid power systems * Features and characteristics of pneumatic and hydraulic systems * Components, equipment and plant symbols * Fluid power generation, supply and distribution * Control valves I - types and principles of operation * Control valves II - types and principles of operation * Actuators * Pneumatic and hydraulic circuits and arrangement of components * Electro-pneumatics and electro-hydraulics * Fluid power measurement systems * Troubleshooting and maintenance * Basic principles of fluid power control * Emergency shutdown and safety systems * Health and Safety at Work * Appendix 1, Answers to revision questions; Appendix 2, City and Guilds specimen examination questions; Appendix 3, Institution of Plant Engineers relevant technical guides; Appendix 4, Standards and standardisation organisation relevant fluid power; Appendix 5, Bar litres calculations * Index.
Ian Turner is a Chartered Consulting Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist. He is a registered European Engineer and a Chartered Engineer through several engineering institutions including the Electrical, Plant, Measurement and Control and Building Services Institutions. He is also a Chartered Environmentalist through the Society for the Environment. Ian has been a member of the IEE’s (and IET’s) lecturing team since 1990. During 1997 he was the recipient of ‘The Plant Engineer of the Year’ award presented by the Institution of Plant Engineers. In 1999 he was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the IPlantE and in 2000 an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Operations Engineers.
An excellent introduction to the basic principles and practical applications of fluid power.,ASLIB Book Guide ...A must read for any mechanical engineering student.,Executive Engineer