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Course Description

Study of the hydraulics necessary in the operation of water and maintenance plants and systems. Consideration of the types of pumps used in water/wastewater service, their operational characteristics, required maintenance and the problems common to their use. ADVISORY: WTRM 101 Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology; WTRM 102 Beginning Water/Wastewater Mathematics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Outline and discuss basic fluid principles.
  • Explain the principles of basic hydraulics.
  • Describe the application and use of centrifugal pumps, rotary pumps, displacement pumps, and special service pumps.
  • Explain the applications of hydraulic accumulators.
  • Describe the power transmission application of hydraulics.
  • List and describe hydraulic power tools used in the water industry
  • Explain the function and use of hydraulic cylinders.
  • Explain the function and use of control valves.
  • Describe the relationships between fluids, lines, and fittings.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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