Stage 2 Industrial Hydraulics

Designed for Plant Managers, Engineers, Technicians & Craftsmen involved in the maintenance & management of fluid power systems, also Technical Representatives.

The programme will focus on installation, commissioning, testing & fault diagnosis & will involve a high degree of ‘hands-on’ practical training to support the further development of the vital skills required to manage & maintain today’s complex systems.

For engineers working offshore, we can allocate specific course time to the Stage 2 Industrial programme to cover specific offshore applications and carry out relevant practical tasks.

Industrial Hydraulics

Course Details

The course has a HIGH PRACTICAL content.


4 day course over 5 days (Start time : – 1.00 pm Monday – 12.30 Friday) 

£1195/pp + VAT

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

Entry Requirements:

This Stage 2 Level Course requires a Stage 1 Level of Knowledge before attending. If you feel your knowledge level is beyond Stage 1 Hydraulics, please go to the NFPC Website on and use the FREE OF CHARGE Self-Assessment Questionnaire to test your current knowledge before placing your booking.

Course Aims

  • To take your overall knowledge and skills to the next level to enable you to better manage and maintain complex hydraulic systems with a range of controls
  • Ensure that you know the causes of failure in hydraulic systems and apply the necessary preventative measures and know the procedures to follow to carry-out effective fault diagnosis

Course Objectives

Knowledge Based

On completion of this course candidates will know:

  • The function of pilot controlled DCV’s, logic cartridge valves, proportional valves and load holding valves
  • Operation and performance of pumps and pump controls in common use
  • The recommended procedures to follow for installation and commissioning
  • The maintenance techniques in current use and their effectiveness
  • The causes of failure in a hydraulic system and the fault finding procedures to follow
  • Risk assessment and the health and safety requirements for hydraulic systems

Skills Based

During the practical section of this course candidates will engage in and apply the following skills

  • Build hydraulic circuits by interpreting a hydraulic diagram
  • Set pressure control valves for relief, sequence, reducing and counterbalance functions
  • Connect the electrical interface to the hydraulic controls using manual switches and pressure switches
  • Apply hydraulic and electrical sequencing techniques
  • Apply load holding techniques
  • Set up an amplifier to operate a proportional DCV
  • Compare pump pressure compensator and load sensing controllers
  • Apply specific fault finding techniques to hydraulic circuits

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