Principles of Pneumatics

Trade

Fitting and Turning/ Diesel/ Millwright

Module

PN 1- Principles of pneumatics

Overview

You will be learning towards the outcome “Principles of pneumatics”

Key and critical concepts you will learn

Whilst learning towards the outcome you will be required to achieve the following:

  • Know the important factors to consider when working with a pneumatic system.
  • Know the five basic components in a pneumatic system and their functions.
  • Know the factors that cause the force in an actuator and the speed at which the actuator moves.
  • Know the daily maintenance done on a receiver.

On completion of this module, the learner must be able to:

  • State the two most important factors to consider when working with a pneumatic system.
  • State the five basic components in a pneumatic system and their functions.
  • State the factors which cause the force in the actuator and the speed at which the actuator moves.
  • State the daily maintenance which must be done on the receiver.

During this process you must adhere to certain specified requirements as listed in the Module.

Tools, consumables, equipment and machinery required

Learning material

Prerequisite modules

ST- Safety

Application

  1. Industrial plants use a power system of one type or another. Work may be done by means of a substance under pressure. The substance can be either a gas, e.g. compressed air, or a liquid, e.g. oil. A system that uses gas for transmitting force is called a “pneumatic” system.
  2. Pneumatic systems are often used in the industry e.g. in rock drills and mechanical loaders in the mining environment and in the control system of the dragline in the open pits.