Lesson 1 - Pneumatic Fundamentals
Course introduces the basic physics of energy, work, and power as related to pneumatics. Explains gas laws, flow and pressure application, and basic components of a pneumatic system.
Course Introduction, Applied Physics, Force & Motion (Energy), Work, Power, Horsepower, Flow, Pressure, Pressure Scales, Pressure Drop, Boyle's Law, Charles' Law, Lussac's Law, Combined Gas Law, Bernoulli's Principle
Lesson 2 - Pneumatic Compressors
Discusses how compressed air is stored and cooled. Also explains the different types of compressors and their graphic symbols.
Course Introduction, Compressor Terminology, SCFM, Compressed CFM, Staging, Unloading, Displacement Compressors, Piston, Diaphragm, Vane, Screw, Support Components, Inlet Filter, Intercooler, Aftercooler, Air Receiver, Safety Relief Valve, Pressure Switch
Lesson 3 - Pneumatics Air Preparation
Course covers air preparation and conditioning components, specifically their functionality and application. Also discusses corresponding graphic symbols.
Course Introduction, Dryers, Dew Point Dryers, Refrigerant Dryers, Deliquescent Dryers, Desiccant Dryers, Air Preparation, Filters, Standard Filters, Coalescing Filters, Absorbing Filters, Air Regulators, Non-Relieving, Relieving, Lubricators, Functional Description
Lesson 4 - Air Conductors and Distribution
Describes various types of air line conductors. Including steel pipe, copper tubing, and plastic tubing. Discussion continues by examining how their different applications work together within the network.
Course Introduction, Conductors, Pipe, Hoses, Tubing, Connectors, Air Distribution, Primary Lines, Secondary Lines, Dead End System, Loop System, Decentralized System
Lesson 5 - Pneumatic Actuators
Covers the various types of pneumatic actuators, how they function, and their schematic symbols. Also discusses the basic pneumatic formulas for calculating force and torque, in relation to pneumatic actuators.
Course Introduction, Cylinders, Disposable, Tie Rod, Non-Rotating, Rodless, Air Motors, Vane, Piston, Rotary Actuators, Vane, Rack & Pinion
Lesson 6 - Pneumatic Control Valves
Teaches the various types of valves and their graphic symbols. Also discusses valve functions and applications.
Course Introduction, Directional Control Valves, Direct Acting, Pilot Operated, Spool Type, Poppet, Sliding Plate Valves, Valve Actuators, Defined, Valve Application, Defined, Power Valves, Control Valves, Miscellaneous Valves, Check Valve, Shuttle Valve, Pulse Valve, Quick Exhaust Valve, Flow Controls, Slow Start Valve, Lockout Valve, Excess Flow Valve
Lesson 7 - Vacuum Control Fundamentals
Course discusses the basis for understanding pneumatic vacuum control. Explains the basic physics of vacuum and how it applies to the pneumatic control system. Continues with a look at the vacuum control components as well as their graphic symbols.
Course Introduction, Basic Physics, Vacuum Defined, Vacuum Pressure Scale, Vacuum Generation, Vacuum Pumps, Vacuum Generators, Vacuum Applications, Lifting, Forming, Holding
Lesson 8 - Pneumatic Symbols and Circuits
Course covers graphic symbols, their function, and method of operation. Emphasizes that graphic schematics are critical for technical communication in the pneumatic circuit.
Course Introduction, Symbolism, Lines, Air Receiver/Air Dryer, Energy Source/Exhaust, Flow Control, Directional Control, Compressor/Vacuum Pump, Check/Shuttle/Quick Exhaust Valves, FRL, Coolers, Miscellaneous Components, Actuators