British Columbia Institute of


FPWR 2000 - Control of Hydraulic Circuits

Fluid Power Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

Covers advanced topics in industrial hydraulics controls such as variable displacement pumps, load sensing circuits, pilot controls and electro-hydraulic circuits. The course delivery combines practical exercises with discussions of typical industrial applications and lectures.


FPWR 1000 or MECH 3355





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 70512

Sat Feb 23 - Sat Mar 16 4 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 23 - Mar 16 Sat 08:30 - 15:30 BBY SW09 Rm. 121



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Please purchase the required textbook prior to the first class as the BCIT Bookstore is not open on Saturdays - BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 24 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • List and discuss functions of hydraulic reservoirs.
  • Describe operating principles of variable displacement pumps.
  • Interpret and evaluate pump performance curves and calculate pump efficiency using experimental data.
  • Describe typical hydraulic motors.
  • Estimate heat generation and dissipation in hydraulic circuits.
  • Describe and size hydraulic accumulators and discuss their typical applications in hydraulic circuits.
  • Compare performance of direct and pilot operated pressure control valves.
  • Describe typical applications of various pressure control valves.
  • Describe and demonstrate use of load sensing to improve system efficiency.
  • Use electrical components, such as solenoids, relays, and switches to control selected hydraulic circuits.
  • Describe contamination and filtration in hydraulic circuits.
  • Develop and test hydraulic circuits using typical components listed above.

Effective as of Winter 2017


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