Hydraulics: Control Valves

Hydraulics: Control Valves is part four of the Hydraulics seven-part training series.

A single malfunctioning valve can make an entire system break down. This course teaches students how various valves function and affect system operation.

Course objectives include:

  • Describe the basic structure and operation of normally closed and normally open pressure control valves
  • Describe the uses for relieve, unloading, sequence, counterbalance, brake, pressure-reducing valves, and flow control valves
  • Explain how pressure compensation enables a flow control valve to maintain a desired flow rate regardless of pressure fluctuations
  • Describe the function and basic operation of one-way, two-way, three-way, and four-way directional control valves
  • Identify methods of spool actuation for directional control valves.

Course menu:

Pressure Control Valves

  • Normally Open and Normally Closed Valves
  • Directly Operated and Compound Valves
  • Internal and External Operations
  • Pressure Control Valves in a System

Flow Control Valves

  • Principles of Flow Control Valves
  • Pressure Compensated Flow Control Valves

Directional Control Valves

  • One-Way and Two-Way
  • Three- and Four-Way Valves
  • Methods of Spool Positioning

Control Valve Malfunction

  • Modes of Failure

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