Fluid Power Journal

Certification for Today’s Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic

In 2021, IFPS will release an upgraded Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic Certification Study Manual that reflects the knowledge and skills needed for today’s mobile hydraulic mechanic. It aligns more closely with the European Fluid Power Committee and CETOP.

Added and improved areas of the manual:

  • Principles of operation explained for commonly found components within a mobile hydraulic system – pumps, valves, actuators, and accessories
  • Color-coded cutaway illustrations of hydraulic components to aid in understanding operation
  • Symbology updated to conform to ISO 1219
  • Expanded content on troubleshooting to include decision-tree aids
  • Detailed content on pressure, flow, and directional control valves
  • Improved graphics throughout and many real-life photos to assist in visualization
  • Basic hydraulic calculations useful in troubleshooting
  • Safety tips
  • Basic principles of electrohydraulic control – open loop and closed loop
  • Electrohydraulic valves
  • Sensors used in electrohydraulic systems

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