Hydraulic Specialist

Hydraulic Specialist (HS):
 
For those designing, writing specifications, sizing and selecting components for hydraulic systems across all industries. Hydraulic Specialist Certification requires a three (3) hour written test. If you’re interested in testing for the HS certification, you will  need to register by submitting a test application. Once your application is processed, you will receive your study manual in the mail or you may download a study manual (Members free / Non-members may purchase) .

Subject Matter Outline
  
Summary:
  • Read circuit diagrams, size components and understand function as used in hydraulic systems.
  • Analyze load & motion. Determine and perform calculations for the work profile to move loads (force, distance, work, torque, speed, velocity and power.)
  • Provides ISO cleanliness level for each system.
  • Specifies filtration to maintain ISO cleanliness level.
  • Specifies flushing and commissioning.
  • Specifies Sampling and diagnostic ports.
  • Size and specify hydraulic cylinders and motors.
  • Understand operating curves for proportional control valves. Identify components on the amplifier card.
  • Specify hydraulic reservoirs to meet system requirements.
  • Specify hydraulic accumulators for system operation.
  • Calculate heat loss and size heat exchangers
  • Identify properties of hydraulic fluids and compatibility with seal materials.
  • Understand the use and application of biodegradable fluids.
  • Analyze and trouble shoot hydraulic systems (pressure, flow, heat, vibration, noise and cycle time.
  • Recognize the basic electrical control systems.
  • Understand ladder logic.
  • Match programmable logic controller (PLC devices with application).
  • Promotes safe working conditions with pressurized systems.

Recommended Reference Materials:


       

04/04/17 - 07/11/17
2017 Annual Meeting / Training / Upcoming Events
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07/10/17
A new look for IFPS Coming Soon
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07/11/17
PS and HS Certification Updates
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07/12/17
Math For Certification - 2nd Edition
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07/12/17
Important Information for Engineer and System Designer Certifications



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