This 3-day (18-hour) seminar is targeting industry professionals who are in charge of operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting hydraulic systems. This seminar is also a great learning source for mechanical engineers and service manuals technical writers. The seminar starts by introducing best practices for safe design, commissioning, operating and servicing hydraulic components. The seminar then presents the maintenance concepts and measuring instruments commonly applicable for hydraulic system maintenance. The seminar follows that by presenting five sets of best practices for each of the following components: pumps, motors, cylinders valves, accumulators, reservoirs, transmission lines, heat exchangers, and filters.

Program Overview:  

Dates: TBD  
CEUs: 1.8
Cost: $1200

Who Should Attend:

Mechanical and industrial engineers. Hydraulic system operators, servicers, troubleshooters. Technical manual editors.

Course Material:

Upon successful completion, you will be able to: 

  • Apply required safety measures during system design, commissioning and servicing.
  • Apply proper inspection for common hydraulic components.
  • Apply the following best practices for common hydraulic components: selection, replacement, disassembling, maintenance, assembling, installation, standard testing, transportation, and storage.

Course Outline:

  • Chapter 01: Hydraulic System Safety
  • Chapter 02: Basic Concepts of Hydraulic System Maintenance
  • Chapter 03: Hydraulic Measuring Instruments
  • Chapter 04: Maintenance of Pumps
  • Chapter 05: Maintenance of Motors
  • Chapter 06: Maintenance of Cylinders
  • Chapter 07: Maintenance of Valves
  • Chapter 08: Maintenance of Accumulators
  • Chapter 09: Maintenance of Reservoirs
  • Chapter 10: Maintenance of Transmission Lines
  • Chapter 11: Maintenance of Heat Exchanges
  • Chapter 12: Maintenance of Filters


  • Days 1-3: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunch: noon to 1 p.m.  

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


  • Dr. Medhat Khalil – Director of Professional Education & Research Development, Applied Technology CenterTM, Milwaukee School of Engineering.
  • Kerrigan Tim – Director of Fluid Power Institute, Applied Technology CenterTM, Milwaukee School of Engineering.