Hydraulic Pump Applications

Hydraulic Pump Applications


The fourth lesson in the Industrial Hydraulic Power Course, this lesson discusses the various hydraulic pumps and their applications. It also describes symptoms of pump malfunction.

Module Objectives

  • Describe the role of the pump in hydraulic power transmission given a system schematic.
  • Calculate the actual flow rate and the volumetric efficiency in a hydraulic system.
  • Explain the effect of the position of the reservoir in relation to the inlet side of the pump.
  • Recognize symptoms of pump malfunction.


This course consists of thirteen lessons. These lessons were designed for beginning hydraulic technicians as well as mechanics, electricians, operators, and for those individuals who need to learn more about industrial hydraulic power. The lessons in this course train participants to identify system components, read schematics, and understand the conditions necessary for proper operation of a hydraulic system.


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