Service and Operation For Improved Hydraulic System Reliability


This 27-hour seminar focuses on the topics that must be considered to maximize hydraulic system reliability. Topics are broadly classified as service-related and operational-related. In the service topics, maintenance, troubleshooting and failure analysis techniques will be discussed. In the operational-related topics, hydraulic fluids, contamination control and filtration technology will be discussed.



A fundamental understanding of hydraulics systems and components is necessary. MSOE’s Introduction to Hydraulics seminar is an excellent preparation.

Who Should Attend

Filtration, maintenance and design engineers; fluid power sales professionals; multi-craft maintenance personnel; millwrights; pipe fitters, plumbers; mechanics; machinery maintenance mechanics and electromechanical repair technicians. If you’re responsible for the ongoing operation of a fluid-power system, or if you manage or train workers who are, this seminar can show you what you need to know to keep the systems up and running.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • identify appropriate hydraulic fluids for given applications.
  • extract fluid samples from operating hydraulic systems for fluid sample analysis.
  • interpret the results of a fluid sample analysis.
  • explain the effects of contaminants on hydraulic systems.
  • evaluate the differences of filter ratings and specifications.
  • select an appropriate filter for specific applications.
  • understand cost-effective filtration.
  • plan and schedule hydraulic system maintenance.
  • significantly reduce the system leakage through a better handling and understanding of hydraulic systems seals and conductors.
  • utilize a logical approach for hydraulic systems troubleshooting.
  • identify hydraulic system failure and the approach to solve it.


  • Hydraulic system safety
  • Hydraulic fluids
  • Hydraulic fluid seals
  • Filtration technology and contamination control
  • Basic concepts of hydraulic system maintenance
  • Hydraulic conductors
  • Hydraulic reservoirs
  • Hydraulic heat exchangers
  • Hydraulic measuring instrument
  • Maintenance of hydraulic cylinders
  • Maintenance of hydraulic valves
  • Maintenance of hydraulic accumulators
  • Hydraulic components failure analysis
  • Hyrdaulic system troubleshooting


Dr. Medhat Khalil – Director of Professional Education & Research Development, Applied Technology CenterTM, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Medhat has constantly been working on his academic development through the years, starting from Bachelor and Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Cairo, Egypt proceeding with his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and his Post-Doctoral Industrial Research Fellowship at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

He has been certified and is a member of many grand name institutions such as: Certified Hydraulic Specialist by the International Fluid Power Society IFPS; Certified Accredited Fluid Power Instructor by the International Fluid Power Society IFPS; Member of Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power Engineering Research Center (CCEFP); Listed Fluid Power Consultant by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA); Member of the Board at the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS); President and Technical Director of CompuDraulic; Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Having worked as Director of Professional Education and Research Development at MSOE’s Applied Technology CenterTM, Medhat has a vast working experience in the field of mechanical engineering and more specifically hydraulics. He has developed and taught fluid power system training courses for industry professionals, being familiar with the technological developments in the field of fluid power and motion control and the production program of the leading fluid power companies. In addition, he has designed several hydraulic systems based on ISO-Standard and developed several analytical and educational software programs.

Paul Michael – Director, Reliability and Contamination Control Programs, Fluid Power InstituteTM
Tom Wanke – Director, Fluid Power InstituteTM


October 16 – 20, 2017



Includes all handout materials, graduation luncheon and break refreshments


Days 1-4: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunch: noon to 1 p.m.
Day 5: 9 a.m. to noon
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served daily.
Beverages/Snacks are provided throughout the day.

Location and Lodging

Public seminars will be held at the headquarters of our new education partner, GS Global Resources, in Mukwonago, Wis.

  • Address: 926 Perkins Drive, Mukwonago, WI 53149 [MAP]
  • Training room #5050 on the second floor
  • Site contact person: Jeanette Cutberth at (262) 378-5225

For directions and hotel recommendation, please refer to the GS Global Resources website.

More Information

Dr. Medhat Khalil
Director of Professional Education & Research Development
Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist
Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor
(414) 277-7269

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