Course Descriptions

MET 110 - Hydraulics and Pneumatics

3 Credits

This course is a study of fluid power technology using fluids or compressed air as the transfer media. Complete hydraulic and pneumatic systems are studied including power sources, reservoirs, pumps, compressors, lines, valves and actuators. Students will learn troubleshooting strategies to identify, localize and correct malfunctions. Preventative maintenance and safety issues will also be discussed. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Define fluid power systems
2. Identify process flow on a hydraulics or pneumatic schematic
3. Build hydraulic or pneumatic circuits
4. Identify causes of faults in pneumatic or hydraulic circuits
5. Repair faults in pneumatic or hydraulic circuits
6. Create simple fluid power circuits using standard fluid power symbols
7. Compare the operating characteristics of various types of hydraulic pumps
8. Select appropriate actuators for a particular application
9. Select proper replacement component per manufacturer's specification sheet
10. Interpret fluid power symbols on a fluid power circuit drawing

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2018
Spring Semester 2018
Summer Session 2018