ERIC Number: ED210509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Fluid Power Systems. Energy Technology Series.
Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.; Technical Education Research Centre-Southwest, Waco, TX.
This course in fluid power systems is one of 16 courses in the Energy Technology Series developed for an Energy Conservation-and-Use Technology curriculum. Intended for use in two-year postsecondary technical institutions to prepare technicians for employment, the courses are also useful in industry for updating employees in company-sponsored training programs. Comprised of eight modules, the course provides an overview of fluid power technology and a working of each of the components used in fluid power circuits. Hydraulic and pneumatic systems are discussed with emphasis placed on troubleshooting and maintenance procedures involved in each. Written by a technical expert and approved by industry representatives, each module contains the following elements: introduction, prerequisites, objectives, subject matter, exercises, laboratory materials, laboratory procedures (experiment section for hands-on portion), data tables (included in most basic courses to help students learn to collect or organize data), references, and glossary. Module titles are Introduction and Fundamentals of Fluid Power Properties and Characteristics; Fluid Storage, Conditioning, and Maintenance; Pumps and Compressors; Actuators and Fluid Motors; Fluid Distribution and Control Devices; Fluid Circuits; and Troubleshooting Fluid Circuits. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Course Descriptions, Courses, Energy, Energy Conservation, Fluid Mechanics, Glossaries, Hydraulics, Laboratory Experiments, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Maintenance, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Repair, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
Center for Occupational Research and Development, 601 Lake Air Dr., Waco, TX 76710 ($2.50 per module; $20.00 for entire course).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.; Technical Education Research Centre-Southwest, Waco, TX.