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.

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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.

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12/01/16 - 12/27/16
Hydraulic Specialist Upgrade Study Manual Released
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12/26/16
IFPE-EEHPC /Training /2017 Spring Meeting
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12/26/16
2017 Board of Directors Announced
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12/27/16
Electronic Controls Specialist
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01/31/17
2017 Photo Contest



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