Stage 2 Offshore Hydraulics

Designed for those involved in the maintenance and management of OFFSHORE Systems using Hydraulics and Associated Controls.

This course will focus on planning, installation, commissioning, testing, fault prevention and fault diagnosis.


Course Details


 4 Day Course (Start time: – 1.00 pm  Monday – 12.30 Friday) – Except Bank Holiday weeks


£1,300/pp +VAT

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

Entry Requirements:
Stage 1 Hydraulics or equivalent. If you feel that your experience takes you beyond Stage 1 Hydraulics, you could consider completing our self assessment questionnaire online here.

Course Aims

  • To take your overall knowledge and skills to the next level to enable you to better manage and maintain complex hydraulic systems and controls associated with Offshore applications.
  • Ensure that you know the causes of failure in hydraulic systems and apply the necessary preventative measures and know the procedures to follow to carryout effective fault diagnosis

Course Objectives

Skills Based:

During the practical sessions of this course candidates will engage and apply the following skills:

  • Building a range hydraulic circuits by interpreting hydraulic circuit drawings and selecting appropriate components
  • Setting up procedures covering a range of pressure, flow and load holding valves including screw in cartridge valves
  • Connect the electrical interface to the hydraulic controls using manual switches and pressure switches
  • Using a multi-meter to check the signal continuity of a solenoid operated valve when identified as a possible fault
  • Setting up systems employing proportional control valves (pre-compensated) and load sensing axial piston pumps
  • Follow correct procedures when carrying out fault diagnosis

Knowledge Based

On completion of this course candidates will know:

  • How important it is to be able to read and interpret machine and system circuit diagrams and match this to a working system
  • The function, operation, control and setting up procedures of a range of components used in conjunction with Offshore Applications
  • The operation and performance of a range of hydraulic pumps, associated controls and setting up procedures.
  • The causes of failure in a hydraulic system and the symptoms to observe and the actions to be taken
  • Risks associated with working on or close to hydraulic systems and the importance of following safe working practices at all times

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