Test the Pump in a Circuit

Trade

Fitting and Turning/ Diesel/ Millwright

Module

HYD 2 – Test the pump in a circuit

Overview

You will be learning towards the outcome “Test the pump in a circuit”

Key and critical concepts you will learn

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

  • Test and determine the volumetric efficiency of the hydraulic pump.
    • Know the types of pumps commonly used in hydraulics.
    • Know the difference between a variable and fixed displacement pumps.

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

  • Test and determine the volumetric efficiency of the hydraulic pump. The flow of fluid through the pump at the rated pressure ±100 kPa, must be measures within ±0.5 litres / min of the correct reading.
    • State the types of pumps commonly used in hydraulics.
    • State the difference between a variable and fixed displacement pumps.

Tools, consumables, equipment and machinery required

  • Schematic diagram
  • Training panel
  • Flow Meter
  • Pressure gauge
  • Variable flow control valve

Prerequisite modules

ST- Safety

Application

Artisans use this skill on a daily basis to do maintenance on equipment such as gearboxes, pumps, etc.

They examine and inspect bearings to determine the serviceability and can also identify the type of bearing should the need arise to replace the unit.

Additional resources

  • HYD 1