Engineering Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
Requiring only a basic knowledge of the physics of fluids, Engineering Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics provides a sound understanding of fluid power systems and their uses within industry. It takes a strongly practical approach in describing pneumatics and hydraulics in modern industry and is filled with diagrams of components, equipment and plant.
The pneumatic and hydraulic graphical symbols used in everyday fluid power systems and circuits are particularly explained and well illustrated. In addition to descriptions of equipment and plant, maintenance and troubleshooting is also covered, with an emphasis on safety systems and safety regulations.
This second edition delves into the same fluid power technical areas as in the first edition, but with a complete update of current safety legislation and guidance on the latest regulations. Codes of practice, technical standards and standardisation organisations have also been updated to enable readers to search for the newest information and requirements regarding the use and application of pneumatics and hydraulics in industry whilst reflecting advances in technology.
The book is written for students from levels 3 to 5, and for a wide range of practising engineers, especially in the engineering disciplines of mechanical, plant, process and operations engineering, as well as measurement and control engineering within mechatronics.