Contamination Control

The National Fluid Power has extensive experience in the in the field of contamination control.

It is estimated as high as 80% of all hydraulic failures can be attributed to contamination. Establishing a proactive cleanliness control programme is the most effective way of preventing downtime. Experience shows that removing contamination before it enters the system can be at least 5 to 10 times more cost effective.

We have excellent facilities plus a fully equipped oil analysis laboratory we offer two specific one day courses. Select the one that meets your needs or attend both


Course Details

The course has a HIGH PRACTICAL content.


1 Day Course (9am – 5pm)


£300.00 per person + VAT

The cut off date to book onto this course is 7 days before the start date

Candidates will receive a comprehensive set of course notes, lunch, refreshments and certificate of attendance.

Entry Requirements:
Stage 1 Hydraulics training course or equivalent experience.

Course Aims

  • Know the real hard facts “keep it out” and reduce cost and improve reliability
  • Know the origin & nature of contamination and effects on components
  • Understand the wear process that takes place (How it affects the life of hydraulic fluid)
  • Know the importance of oil management
  • Utilise the BFPA guidelines P5 for target cleanliness level
  • Be able to interpret cleanliness standards



This is specifically designed for maintenance staff and those managing hydraulic systems. It will enable you to improve your existing procedures and be more aware of contamination ingression, associated costs and failures. It will cover flushing and associated measurement to ISO Standards.


This is specifically designed for those who are responsible for assessing system and Component cleanliness to meet a particular Specification. This course is to do with “MEASUREMENT” and the he methods used to assesses contamination levels


After attending the Stage 1 Hydraulics course, you can attend a further 2 days to become certified to an International standard by gaining the competence based BFPA/CETOP Level 1 Hydraulics qualification (an additional cost of £550.00 + VAT per person is required and a certification fee of £35 + VAT is payable to BFPA). Please contact us if you wish to become certified after completing your Stage 1 Hydraulics course.

From: £300.00 + VAT

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Please complete the contact form below or call +44 (0)1909 504 700 and we will try our best to accommodate you.