This work introduces the principles of water hydraulics technology and its benefits and limitations, and clarifies the essential differences between water and oil hydraulics. It discusses basic components and systems, including hydraulic power generators (pumps), hydraulic control components or modulators (valves), hydraulic transmission lines (tubes, hoses and fittings) and hydraulic actuators (single- or double-acting cylinders and rotary motors). A listing of water hydraulics components/systems manufacturers is provided.
Table of Contents
Standard symbols for fluid power systems; simple hydraulic circuits described by standard symbols; water as the hydraulic medium; hydraulic pumps; hydraulic motors; hydraulic valves; power supplies; design of water hydraulic systems; conclusion - outlook for water hydraulic technology; appendix a - conversion of units; appendix b - conversion of units for viscosity (kinematics); appendix c - hardness of specifications; appendix d - ISO/CETOP symbols; appendix e - technical specifications of Nessie pumps; appendix f - manufacturers of components/systems for water hydraulics.