Contamination control is a crucial matter for hydraulic systems to survive and to sustain their reliability and performance. Hydraulic fluids are inevitably contaminated by various sources. Hydraulic fluid contamination is not limited to just the particulate contaminants as many people may think. Hydraulic fluid contamination can be broadly defined as any internal or external reason that can change the properties or performance of the fluid. Therefore, this 2-day (12-hour) seminar is designed to cover the knowledge of hydraulic fluids and contamination control. The seminar discusses thoroughly the different types of hydraulic fluids, their properties and standard methods of testing. The seminar also covers all types of contamination, their sources, effects, standards, and best practices to avoid and control them.

Program Overview:


  • Jan 15-16, 2024

CEUs: 1.2
Cost: $800

Who Should Attend:

Application engineers, system integrators, field service engineers, maintenance and troubleshooting personnel.

Seminar attendees receive a copy of
Hydraulic Systems Volume 3: Hydraulic Fluids and Contamination Control



Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the different types of hydraulic fluids, their properties and their standard test methods.
  • Figure out the sources, symptoms, effects and best practices to avoid various types of contamination.
  • Know how to perform hydraulic fluid sampling, analysis, and to interpret analysis report.
  • Evaluate filter performance.
  • Control contamination in hydraulic transmission lines.

Program Details:

Course Outline:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Hydraulic Fluids
  • Chapter 3: Energetic Contamination
  • Chapter 4: Gaseous Contamination
  • Chapter 5: Fluidic Contamination
  • Chapter 6: Chemical Contamination
  • Chapter 7: Particulate Contamination
  • Chapter 8: Hydraulic Fluid Analysis
  • Chapter 9: Hydraulic Filters Performance Ratings
  • Chapter 10: Contamination Control in Hydraulic Transmission Lines


  • Days 1: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunch: noon to 1 p.m.
  • Days 2: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunch: noon to 1 p.m.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served daily. Beverages/Snacks provided throughout the day.


  • Dr. Medhat Khalil – Director of Professional Education & Research Development, Applied Technology CenterTM, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Paul Michael – Director, Fluid Power InstituteTM