Hydraulic System Troubleshooting

Why attend this learning programme?

This course covers the various types of hydraulic systems found on earthmoving equipment machines, the components that make them up and their functions. Course delegates will gain an in-depth knowledge of these systems to assist them in conducting relevant troubleshooting and maintenance procedural requirements.

Who should attend?

This course is targeted for all earthmoving equipment mechanics, who want to enhance their knowledge of troubleshooting various hydraulic systems in order to perform maintenance duties efficiently.

What are the course pre-requisites?

Course delegates must have a working knowledge of earthmoving equipment machines, a sound knowledge of hydraulic systems operation and must be able to communicate at an NQF level 2: literacy and numeracy.

What are learning outcomes?

  • Understand the importance of safety during the operation and maintenance of hydraulic systems
  • Understand how to use the 7 Steps of troubleshooting
  • Identify and explain the functions of hydraulic system components
  • Understand the importance and use of hydraulic system schematics
  • Understand how to use the pressure gauge and flow meter to diagnose hydraulic system faults
  • Maintenance of hydraulic fluid

Course Duration

5 Days

What will you learn?

Day 1:

  • Hydraulic System Safety
  • Hydraulic System Troubleshooting Steps
  • How to read Hydraulic Schematics to help identify faults

Day 2:

  • The Hit and Miss Approach
  • Shutting Down Machines before conducting maintenance
  • Lines of Service/ when to escalate a problem
  • Checking Faults within a hydraulic system
  • Detailed Checks of the hydraulic system to determine faults
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Pressure Gauges installation and use

Day 3:

  • The uses of Flow Meters
  • Flow Meter Installation
  • Where Do I Check and What Do I Expect to Read

Day 4:

  • Machine Malfunction Test Procedure using OEM Charts
  • System Malfunction Test Procedure using OEM Charts
  • Indicate How Charts can be Arranged Differently

Day 5:

  • Analysis and review of various systems
  • Hints on Maintenance of Hydraulic Fluid in the System
  • Service Report Writing for Future Use as Reference for correcting a fault

What is the preferred number of delegates per course?

For the best benefit to learners, we require a minimum of 6 delegates and a maximum of 12 delegates for the theory training.

NQF Alignment:

This training course is aligned to the following unit standards:

Unit Std IDUnit Standard DescriptionNQF LevelNo of Credits
244690Demonstrate basic knowledge of hydraulic components23
244716Demonstrate understanding of the operating principles of hydraulic components 36
244126Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems46