Simply put, hydraulics is a means whereby signals
and energy are transmitted, controlled and distributed using a
pressurized liquid—most often oil or water—as the medium.
Hydraulics can be effectively combined with other technologies
through the use of sensors, transducers and microprocessors.
Case Studies of Applications Utilizing Hydraulic Technology
NFPA's Fluid Power Product &
Locator is where you can find a
list of hydraulic products that
are available from NFPA members.
of Hydraulics Online Training
Basic Hydraulics Interactive Training CD
This fully interactive tutorial and testing system is
for anyone who needs to know basic hydraulic principles. From
circuit diagrams to physics, each type of component is covered
and its operation simulated and explained. The CD covers 12
units; each unit contains its own test to help users track their
progress. You may purchase this CD from the Online
Store, price – $10.
more — links to NFPA member companies offering training programs and resources.