IFP University Basic Hydraulics Training

Basic Hydraulic Training – Quad Cities
Wednesday – June 16
Cambria Hotel Bettendorf – Quad Cities
5061 Competition Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722
Phone (563) 221-6133

Cost - $495 per attendee

Basic Hydraulics Class Overview

By the end of the basic IFP hydraulic class participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of schematic symbol reading for better troubleshooting and machine operation.
  • Understand the differences between the various types of pumps.
  • Learn how to design and maintain a good, cost effective pumping system.
  • Understand the various pressure control valve types including their schematics and function.
  • Understand the importance of hydraulic system filtration and contamination preventative maintenance.
  • Learn the basic framework of troubleshooting and follow a prescribed method of preventative maintenance and system repair.
  • Become familiar with hydraulic system accessories and their purpose.

Topics Covered:

  • Schematic symbols
  • Pumps (positive & non-positive pumping systems) - types: fixed & variable displacement pumps
  • Proper pump startup
  • Understanding pump viscosities & flow rates
  • Valves - understanding pressure relief valves (direct acting balanced and pilot operated relief valves, plus basic relief valve concepts)
  • Cylinders & Motors - types, special applications, parts & accessories
  • Other valve types: pressure reducing, sequence, unloading, counterbalance, directional control valves, and proportional valves & circuits
  • Motors - common types of motors, key considerations when specifying plus determining good application fit
  • Accessories: including pressure gauges, desicant breathers, heat exchangers, pressure switches, accumulators, reservoirs
  • Troubleshooting - pump evaluation, filtration (function, application & installation), basic hydraulic system operation & cleaning, lubrication principles, and scheduled maintenance routines
  • Plus, many more maintenance and system design tips and best practices


$495 per attendee

Class includes a catered lunch and break provisions, various hands on components & displays, workbook & study guide resources.

  • We accept company PO or credit card
  • You are not officially registered for tis class until payment has been received.
  • 16 attendees for maximum class size

If you have any questions, please contact your sales representative or email edutraining@ifpusa.com.

Enter PO# or call with credit card number
(319) 739-6351
Cambria Hotel Bettendorf – Quad Cities
5061 Competition Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722