This 2.5-day (15-hour) seminar is designed to cover the knowledge related to conditioning of hydraulic fluids such as hosing in reservoirs, sealing, transmission through conductors, temperature control, and filtration. Each of the fluid conditioning requirement is thoroughly discussed showing various techniques, sizing calculations, and selection criteria. The book is unique in the amount of literature gathered from leading manufacturers of reservoirs, seals, transmission lines, heat exchangers, and filters. This seminar and HSV3 form a very important knowledge foundation for both design engineers and system operators as well.

Program Overview:


  • Jan 17-19, 2024

CEUs: 1.5
Cost: $1000

Who Should Attend:

Mechanical and industrial engineers. Hydraulic system designers and operators.

Course Material:

  • Hydraulic Systems Volume 4: Hydraulic Fluids Conditioning
  • Workbook 4: Hydraulic Fluids Conditioning

Seminar attendees receive a copy of
Hydraulic Systems Volume 4: Hydraulic Fluids and Contamination Control






Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the proper and common sealing solution for hydraulic cylinders.
  • Understand the main properties of hydraulic seals and method of testing.
  • Size hydraulic reservoirs, calculate the oil filling volume, and specify the required accessories for a reservoir for a system to perform reliably.
  • Size and specify proper transmission lines for suction, pressure and return lines.
  • Understand the construction and operation of various types of heat exchanges.
  • Calculate the required cooling capacity and size the heat exchanger.
  • Understand the construction and operation of various types of hydraulic filters
  • Specify and size hydraulic filters for an application

Program Details:

Course Outline:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Hydraulic Reservoirs
  • Chapter 3: Hydraulic Transmission Lines
  • Chapter 4: Hydraulic Sealing Elements
  • Chapter 5: Hydraulic Heat Exchangers
  • Chapter 6: Introduction to Hydraulic Filters
  • Chapter 7: Filter Media and Filtration Mechanisms
  • Chapter 8: Filter Selection Criteria


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

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
  • Tim Kerrigan – Adjunct Trainer, Fluid Power InstituteTM, Applied Technology CenterTM, Milwaukee School of Engineering