Hydraulic Power Variables

Provided by: ToolingU

"Hydraulic Power Variables" provides users with a foundational knowledge of variable factors in hydraulic power and how the variables affect hydraulic systems. Hydraulic power variables are measurable or quantifiable characteristics of a hydraulic system or system component. The two most integral variables are fluid flow and pressure. Additional power variables include speed, horsepower, and torque. Changing any variable impacts the system's operation. After taking "Hydraulic Power Variables," users will understand how the variables of a hydraulic system contribute to the manipulation of pressurized fluid in order to transmit power. Understanding the power variables allows hydraulic system operators to predict the performance of a system and select compatible components.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe hydraulic power
  • Describe hydraulic power variables
  • Describe volume flow rate
  • Distinguish between laminar flow and turbulent flow
  • Describe fluid displacement
  • Describe pressure in a hydraulic system
  • Explain pressure ratings
  • Describe speed
  • Describe hydraulic horsepower
  • Describe torque
  • Describe efficiency ratings
  • Describe effects of extreme temperatures
  • Describe hydraulic system noise.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for mechanical/electrical/plumbing maintenance technicians.

Course ID







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

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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