HY142 - Hydraulics (4) Maintenance

HY142 - Hydraulics (4) Maintenance

A large percentage of spare parts sold for hydraulic plant and machinery are used to replace defective components. Most of these defects can be traced to improper operation or maintenance. These mistakes and bad practices could cost hydraulic users hundreds of thousands of rands every year. This course will teach your maintenance staff how to avoid this situation and how to reduce the operating cost and increase the uptime of hydraulic equipment.



  • Hydraulic equipment maintenance - why it’s so important
  • Maintaining fluid cleanliness
  • Maintaining fluid temperature and viscosity within optimum limits
  • Maintaining hydraulic system settings to manufacturers’ specifications
  • Scheduling component change-outs before they fail
  • Following the correct commissioning prodedures
  • Conducting failure analysis
  • The true cost of hydraulic fluid leaks
  • Fluid contamination and dealing with water in hydraulic fluid
  • Troubleshooting basics and how to avoid costly mistakes
  • Symptoms of common hydraulic problems and their causes
  • Locating internal leakage
  • Fundamentals of hydraulic component and cylinder repair

The Participant:

  • can describe how fluid contamination destroys hydraulic components
  • can determine an appropriate fluid cleanliness for different types of hydraulic systems
  • can achieve and maintain an appropriate fluid cleanliness on a continuous basis
  • can identify and rectify abnormal contamination load
  • can name the one proactive maintenance routine that will save large sums of money
  • will know how to prevent damage to hydraulic systems caused by low fluid viscosity
  • can define operating temperature limits based on fluid viscosity values that will maximize component life
  • can identify and rectify abnormal heat load
  • can identify faulty circuit protection devices - before they cause component failure
  • can and will know when to schedule hydraulic component change - outs to minimize operating costs
  • will know what to do when installing hydraulic components to avoid cutting short their service life
  • can identify and name the causes of common hydraulic problems and how to locate them
  • can apply special techniques for troubleshooting simple hydraulic systems
  • can recognize and avoid costly troubleshooting mistakes and get the correct diagnosis
  • can carry out effective repairs on hydraulic cylinders and components


Hydraulics (1) Basic


3 days

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01/09/2021 - 03/09/2021 Durban
10.300,00 ZAR 11.845,00 ZAR Add selected date to your order basket
21/09/2021 - 23/09/2021 Johannesburg
10.300,00 ZAR 11.845,00 ZAR Add selected date to your order basket
27/10/2021 - 29/10/2021 Cape Town
10.300,00 ZAR 11.845,00 ZAR Add selected date to your order basket
24/11/2021 - 26/11/2021 Johannesburg
10.300,00 ZAR 11.845,00 ZAR Add selected date to your order basket
World Skills