1st Edition

Fluid Power Maintenance Basics and Troubleshooting

    392 Pages
    by CRC Press

    390 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.
  • 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.


    Richard J. Mitchell, John J. Pippenger