Service and Operation For Improved Hydraulic System Reliability

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


Nov. 14 – 18, 2016



Includes all handout materials, graduation luncheon and break refreshments


Day 1: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunch (included): Noon to 1 p.m.

Days 2-4: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunch (on your own): Noon to 1 p.m.

Day 5: 9 a.m. to Noon – Box lunch provided

Continental breakfast served daily.
Beverages/Snacks provided throughout the day.


There are a number of fine hotels in the downtown Milwaukee area, some within a few blocks of campus.

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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