Preventive Maintenance for Fluid Systems

Provided by: ToolingU

"Preventive Maintenance for Fluid Systems" provides an overview of the benefits of a preventive maintenance program for fluid systems. Contamination in hydraulic or pneumatic fluid is the most common cause of malfunction for hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Preventive maintenance involves using filters or strainers to prevent contamination in the hydraulic fluid. A preventive maintenance program requires system operators to follow routine maintenance schedules regarding seals, conductors, and other system components. A successful preventive maintenance program can help a manufacturing facility reduce downtime, lessen the need for costly repairs, and increase productivity. After taking this class, users will understand the benefits of a preventive maintenance approach for fluid systems.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the benefits of preventive maintenance
  • Describe fluid system personnel
  • Describe computerized maintenance management systems
  • Describe preventive maintenance tasks for fluid systems
  • Describe types of contamination in a fluid system
  • Describe how contamination affects a fluid system
  • Describe filters and strainers for hydraulic systems
  • Describe air filtration in a pneumatic system
  • Describe heat exchangers used in fluid systems
  • Describe the relationship between hydraulic fluid viscosity and temperature in a hydraulic system
  • Describe internal and external leakage in fluid systems
  • Describe adequate fluid levels and associated preventive maintenance tasks
  • Describe the purpose of seals for fluid systems
  • Describe seal installation and maintenance
  • Describe the effects of pressure on fluid systems.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for mechanical/electrical/plumbing maintenance technicians.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Fluid Power, Power Distribution, Motor/Motion Control, Safety Practices

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs



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