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




Non-Course Prerequisites:


Co-requisite Statement:


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


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70 %


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.