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WTMT113 - Wind Turbine Hydraulics
This course introduces the students to the basic hydraulic systems and their supporting role in wind turbine operation. The course covers troubleshooting, component identification, filtration, pumps, seals and actuators.

Hours: 60 (Lecture Hours 45; Laboratory Hours 15)

Total Weeks: 2

This course is offered online: No

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Content:
- Hydraulic components of the basic system
- Pumps and motors
- Seals and filtration
- Rotary and linear actuators
- Troubleshooting techniques
- Valves and relief control
- Hydraulic schematics

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

- Describe hydraulic operating principles
- Identify various hydraulic pumps and motors
- Describe the filtration process in a hydraulic system
- Identify rotary and linear actuator types
- Describe various hydraulic valves and their function
- Interpret hydraulic line drawings

Passing Grade: 70%

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 20 %
Quizzes and Tests: 70 %
Lab Work: 10 %

Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Supplies: Coveralls, footwear having CSA approved safety-toe protection, CSA approved safety glasses with clear lenses, learning modules, notebooks, and calculator.


Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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