PN12 – TPM of pneumatic systems

Course Objective
To provide the participant with the knowledge of understanding pneumatic systems from the maintenance perspective, a systematic approach to maintenance, troubleshooting and design of pneumatic circuits is practised.

Target Group
Industrial personnel, maintenance staff, technicians,
operators, designers and engineers

Course Content

  • Compressed air preparation:
    - Need for clean compressed air
    - Compressed air receiver
    - Air drying
    - Distribution of compressed air
    - Calculation of pipe diameter
    - Air service unit
  • Function and construction of pneumatic equipment:
    - Directional control valves
    - Other pneumatic valves
    - Pneumatic actuators
  • Methods for the development of pneumatic systems:
    - Control chain
    - Design and layout of circuit diagram
  • Maintenance requirements of pneumatic systems
  • Operation of pneumatic sequencing circuits:
    - Working sequence
    - Methods of representation
    - Design using cascade control method
  • Function and construction of electrical equipment:
    - Switches and contacts
    - Common sensors
    - Solenoid operated directional control valves
  • ISO electrical and pneumatic symbols according to ISO 1219
  • Designing electro-pneumatic circuits:
    - Using pneumatic memory
    - Using electrical memory
    - Electrical cascade method
    - Electrical stepper method
  • Simulation and practical exercises


  • Completed PSLE and are able to speak, read and write in basic English
  • Participants with the following competency rating from the Employability Skills System (ESS) are eligible:
    - Listening / Speaking – Min. level 4
    - Reading / Writing – Min. level 4
    - Numeracy – Min. level 4

4 days (32 hours)