Web Seminars, Study Groups and Virtual Training

September 16, 2021
"Interesting hydraulics troubleshooting phenomenon, Rules of Thumb Comparisons, and Counterbalancing Circuits"
Presented by Rowan Leehue, CFPAI, LFMP Technical Services

RECORDED Study Groups and Web seminars - MEMBERS


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

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


  • 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
    • Hydraulics
    • Applications
    • Pneumatics


  • 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