Web Seminars & Virtual Training

RECORDED WEB SEMINARS (MEMBERS ONLY- non-members will be directed to the home page)

Interested in presenting a Web seminar? Contact askus@ifps.org with your suggested topic. For a list of suggestions, click here.

Web Seminars:

How to Identify and When to Use Different
Types of Hydraulic Fittings.

August 11, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Presented by Ed Rybarczyk, CFPAI     

Selecting Components for a 
Water Hydraulic System 

September 15, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Presented by Steve DeMars, CFPHS

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The Construction, Operation, Sizing, and
Applications of Using Accumulators

December 21, 2022 12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern
Presented by Medhat Khalil, CFPAI, CPFHS

Tools for Success; Navigating the IFPS Website!
October 12, 2022 12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern
Presented by Donna Pollander, ACA

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Virtual Learning:

Fluid Power Math Live Stream Series
Presented by IFPS
Conducted by Dan Helgerson, CFPAI
7-week series,
Wednesdays, October 5, 2022 - November 16, 2022
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Eastern
Member Cost: $199 + two-year free access to complete video series
Retail $299+ two-year free access to complete video series
Fee includes a Fluid Power Math book and calculator

Fluid Power Fundamentals Online Course (1.6 CEU)
Presented by Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)
Taught by Wayne Buroker - WCTC Instructor
8-week course
Thursdays, August 18, 2022 - October 6, 2022
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern
Member Cost: $299
Retail: $399
Fee includes a Hydraulics Technology Workbook

Electrohydraulic Control Systems
Pre-requisite knowledge: Hydraulic Fundamentals
Monday, September 26, 2022
Presented by: Tom Blansett, CFPAI, IFPS Technical Director
and Denis Poirier, CFPAI, Training Operations Manager, Danfoss

In person - Embassy Suites Downtown, San Diego, CA
and Virtual option
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $150

This workshop will begin with a review of proportional valve concepts, a discussion on basic amplifier principles and tuning strategies and conclude with a deep dive into how to properly size proportional valves for optimum performance. This session includes team discussions, the interpretation of performance data, and exercises in valve sizing.








STUDY GROUPS (for members only)

The IFPS Recorded library is listed below and is only available to members.

HS Outcome 1.2.3: Understand the application of valves - Part 1
HS Outcome 1.2.3: Understand the application of valves - Part 2
HS Outcome 2.2.3 - Understanding the Principles of Levers
HS Outcome 3.1.4: Calculate the thrust for a toggle mechanism
HS Outcome 3.1.5: Calculate the hydraulic pressure to support jib boom loads
HS Outcome 3.4.3 - Understand the application of logic elements (cartridge valves)
HS Outcome 3.5.1: Calculate the capacity of a reservoir using volume requirements
HS Outcome 3.5.2: Understand the limitations of the reservoir for fluid conditioning
HS Outcome 3.6.1: Understand the difference between isothermal and adiabatic conditions & Outcome 3.6.2: Understand the purposes of the accumulator
HS Outcome 3.9 - Specify heat exchangers

PS Outcome 1.9: Understand supply-side air preparation & Outcome 3.12 Understand Moisture Control 
PS Outcome 3.19: Understanding critical flow velocity and sonic conductance
PS Outcome 2.3: Understanding moving loads with friction and incline factors
PS Outcome 3.10: Size and Select Vacuum Pads
PS Outcome 3.18: Calculate the kinetic energy required to stop a load with a shock absorber
PS Outcome 4.3: Familiarization with Ladder Logic Diagrams


“In the Line of Fire: Cause and Dangers of Fluid Injection Injuries”
             Presented by: Dan Helgerson, CFPAI, CFPSOS, LLC - Watch

"Machine Safety Overview" (pneumatic focus)
             Presented by: Jon Jensen, CFPAI, SMC Corporation of America - Watch


Hydraulic Cylinder Fundamentals and Failure Modes

Increase the Life of a Cylinder

Proper Sizing of Conductors when using Single Rod Cylinders


Proportional Valve Actuation

Functional Safety Methods for Mobile Proportional Valve Systems

Load Sens, Pressure Compensation Application

Counterbalance Valves

Flow Dividers

Slip-In Cartridge Valves

Industrial Directional Control Valve Common Spools and Actuation

Load Sensing Valves in Mobile Hydraulic Systems

Don’t Be A Knob Turning Idiot!


Closed-Loop Hydraulic Circuits

Hydro-Mechanical vs. Electro-Hydraulic Solutions

Controller Area Network (CANBUS)

Proportional Valves - Wiring, Tuning, Troubleshooting

Proportional Directional Control Valve Systems for Mobile Hydraulics

Part 1 and Part 2

CANBus for Mobile Proportional Valve Systems

Proportional Valves

Troubleshooting Electrohydraulic Amplifier Systems


Interesting hydraulics troubleshooting phenomenon, Rules of Thumb Comparisons, and Counterbalancing Circuits

Hydraulic Manifold Design

Testing Mobile Hydraulic Equipment: A Basic Overview

Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting

Selecting and Sizing Accumulators

High-Pressure Hydraulics

Accumulators in Hydraulic Systems

PSIA & PSIG – What’s the Difference?

Rules of Thumb – Thumbs Down


Fluid Maintenance

Contamination Study of a Hydraulic System Using a Variable Volume Reservoir

Fluids and Filtration Basics

Cavitation and Aeration

Causes and Cures

Filter Sizing


Low Cost / No Cost Energy Reduction Projects in Pneumatic Systems

Pressure Controls Factors to Predict Setting in Applications

Designing & Building a Machine for Energy Conservation

The Use and Misuse of Energy in Fluid Power Systems

How to Fix and Air Leak So It Stays Fixed

Energy Savings in Pneumatic Systems

Transforming Fluid Power





Hydraulic Pump Modeling for Application Engineers

Pumps, Controls & Where to Set the Relief


Pneumatic Filtration

IO Link High Level Basic Functionality

Machine Safety Overview

Vacuum Basic Concepts