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Fundamentals of Industrial Pneumatics

Fundamentals of Industrial Pneumatics

 

COURSE CODE:                    KCFIPN-02

Credit Value:                         2.0      

Learning Outcomes:           

On completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the units and measurement scales associated with compressed air systems and the fundamentals of compressed air generation and distribution.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the design, features and operation of pneumatic components.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to build basic pneumatic circuits and solve pneumatic problems.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of troubleshooting and maintenance practices for pneumatic systems.

 

 

Demonstrate an understanding of the units and measurement scales associated with compressed air systems and the fundamentals of compressed air generation.   

Objectives:

  1. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of air.
  2. Understand the theory of air and gas laws.
  3. Understand SI units and conversions related to gas pressures, temperatures and volumes.
  4. Understand the fundamentals of compressors dryers and distribution systems for compressed air.
Demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the design, features and operation of pneumatic components.

Objectives:

  1. Understand Single acting cylinders
  2. Understand pressure switches, regulators and relief valves
  3. Understand directional and solenoid operated valves
  4. Understand Double acting cylinders
  5. Understand quick exhaust valves
  6. Understand Logic valves including shuttle valves and two pressure valves
  7. Understand speed control including flow control valves
  8. Understand timing valves
Demonstrate the ability to build basic pneumatic circuits and solve pneumatic problems.

Objectives:

  1. Understand valve port labelling
  2. Understand schematic symbols for directional valves
  3. Understand symbols for valve actuators
  4. Understand circuit diagram layout
  5. Understand direct and indirect control
  6. Understand how to solve pneumatic problems
Demonstrate an understanding of troubleshooting and maintenance practices for pneumatic systems.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the functions of filters and lubricators.
  2. Understand maintenance of compressed air systems (the effects of water vapor and moisture in an air system and how to control it; how temperature affects pressure and air volume).
  3. Understand how to troubleshoot and test compressors, receivers, relief valves, dryers, valves and cylinders.
  4. Understand how to adjust system control devices such as pressure switches, regulators, lubricators and dew points for dryers.
  5. Understand how to read the pneumatic symbols for troubleshooting from the schematic.

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