Presents practical methods for detecting, diagnosing and correcting fluid power problems within a system. The work details the design, maintenance, and troubleshooting of pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems and components. This second edition stresses: developments in understanding the complex interactions of components within a fluid power system; cartridge valve systems, proportional valve and servo-systems, and compressed air drying and filtering; noise reduction and other environmental concerns; and more.;This work should be of interest to mechanical, maintenance, manufacturing, system and machine design, hydraulic, pneumatic, industrial, chemical, electrical and electronics, lubrication, plastics processing, automotive, process control, and power system engineers; manufacturers of hydraulic and pneumatic machinery; systems maintenance personnel; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

chapter 1|42 pages

Fluid Power Principles

A Review

chapter 2|132 pages

Hydraulic Systems

Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting

chapter 3|62 pages

Pneumatic Systems

Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting

chapter 4|32 pages

Contaminants in a Hydraulic System

chapter 6|30 pages

Hydrostatic Transmissions

chapter 7|20 pages

Temperature Considerations

chapter 8|14 pages

Hydraulic System Fluids

Selection and Care

chapter 9|52 pages

Fluid Conductors and Connectors

chapter 10|38 pages

Seals for Fluid Power Equipment

chapter 11|26 pages

Fluid Power Systems

Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting

chapter 13|18 pages

Fluid Power System Noise Control