FORT WILLIAM, UK – Subsea training facility The Underwater Centre has introduced a new hydraulics course which will provide candidates from a wide range of industries an introduction to fluid power systems.
Hydraulics are a component of many industrial applications in manual and automated plant, from forestry, agriculture and marine engineering, to complex robotic and mechatronic systems.
The Scottish subsea training center said it developed the course to give candidates an introduction to the principles of fluid mechanics and provide hands-on experience using its new training equipment.
The course deals with the concepts and practical application of oil-powered hydraulics within the industry, typically encountered by technicians. Using a range of instructional techniques, candidates will gain experience of closed-loop and open-loop systems.
Throughout the three-day course, students will learn about core concepts including: fluid principles, hydraulic symbols and notation, pressure, flow and directional control, energy storage, basic electrical theory, hose management, pressure testing and fittings and fault-finding.
Steve Ham, The Underwater Centre’s commercial director, said: “Our own research and experience has demonstrated that in order to maintain and enhance, through further training, the position of Scottish and UK-wide industries into the 21st century, hydraulics will play a vital role in the training portfolio of an adaptable, flexible, and innovative workforce.”
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