Web Seminars & Virtual Training

RECORDED WEB SEMINARS (MEMBERS ONLY- non-members will be directed to the home page)

Interested in presenting a Web seminar? Contact vpiro@ifps.org with your suggested topic. For a list of suggestions, click here.

Web Seminars:


Introduction to Basic Electricity for Hydraulic Mechanics
July 16, 2024, 1:00 EST pm  
Denis Poirier Jr, CFPAI


Introduction to CANbus networking
August 8, 2024, 12:00 Est
Ken Dulinski, CFPAI













Virtual Learning:

Fluid Power Fundamentals Online Course (1.6 CEU)

Presented by Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)
Taught by Dave Spitzenberger - WCTC Instructor
8-week course - 10/3 - 10/26
1:30 pm CT to 3:30 pm CT.
Member Cost: $299
Retail: $399
Fee includes a Hydraulics Technology Workbook









STUDY GROUPS (for members only)

The IFPS Recorded library is listed below and is only available to members.

HS Outcome 1.2.3: Understand the application of valves - Part 1
HS Outcome 1.2.3: Understand the application of valves - Part 2
HS Outcome 2.2.3 - Understanding the Principles of Levers
HS Outcome 3.1.4: Calculate the thrust for a toggle mechanism
HS Outcome 3.1.5: Calculate the hydraulic pressure to support jib boom loads
HS Outcome 3.4.3 - Understand the application of logic elements (cartridge valves)
HS Outcome 3.5.1: Calculate the capacity of a reservoir using volume requirements
HS Outcome 3.5.2: Understand the limitations of the reservoir for fluid conditioning
HS Outcome 3.6.1: Understand the difference between isothermal and adiabatic conditions & Outcome 3.6.2: Understand the purposes of the accumulator
HS Outcome 3.9 - Specify heat exchangers

PS Outcome 1.9: Understand supply-side air preparation & Outcome 3.12 Understand Moisture Control 
PS Outcome 3.19: Understanding critical flow velocity and sonic conductance
PS Outcome 2.3: Understanding moving loads with friction and incline factors
PS Outcome 3.10: Size and Select Vacuum Pads
PS Outcome 3.18: Calculate the kinetic energy required to stop a load with a shock absorber
PS Outcome 4.3: Familiarization with Ladder Logic Diagrams


“In the Line of Fire: Cause and Dangers of Fluid Injection Injuries”
             Presented by: Dan Helgerson, CFPAI, CFPSOS, LLC - Watch

"Machine Safety Overview" (pneumatic focus)
             Presented by: Jon Jensen, CFPAI, SMC Corporation of America - Watch


Hydraulic Cylinder Fundamentals and Failure Modes

Increase the Life of a Cylinder

Proper Sizing of Conductors when using Single Rod Cylinders


Proportional Valve Actuation

Functional Safety Methods for Mobile Proportional Valve Systems

Load Sens, Pressure Compensation Application

Counterbalance Valves

Flow Dividers

Slip-In Cartridge Valves

Industrial Directional Control Valve Common Spools and Actuation

Load Sensing Valves in Mobile Hydraulic Systems

Don’t Be A Knob Turning Idiot!


Closed-Loop Hydraulic Circuits

Hydro-Mechanical vs. Electro-Hydraulic Solutions

Controller Area Network (CANBUS)

Proportional Valves - Wiring, Tuning, Troubleshooting

Proportional Directional Control Valve Systems for Mobile Hydraulics

Part 1 and Part 2

CANBus for Mobile Proportional Valve Systems

Proportional Valves

Troubleshooting Electrohydraulic Amplifier Systems


Interesting hydraulics troubleshooting phenomenon, Rules of Thumb Comparisons, and Counterbalancing Circuits

Hydraulic Manifold Design

Testing Mobile Hydraulic Equipment: A Basic Overview

Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting

Selecting and Sizing Accumulators

High-Pressure Hydraulics

Accumulators in Hydraulic Systems

PSIA & PSIG – What’s the Difference?

Rules of Thumb – Thumbs Down


Fluid Maintenance

Contamination Study of a Hydraulic System Using a Variable Volume Reservoir

Fluids and Filtration Basics

Cavitation and Aeration

Causes and Cures

Filter Sizing


Low Cost / No Cost Energy Reduction Projects in Pneumatic Systems

Pressure Controls Factors to Predict Setting in Applications

Designing & Building a Machine for Energy Conservation

The Use and Misuse of Energy in Fluid Power Systems

How to Fix and Air Leak So It Stays Fixed

Energy Savings in Pneumatic Systems

Transforming Fluid Power





Hydraulic Pump Modeling for Application Engineers

Pumps, Controls & Where to Set the Relief


Pneumatic Filtration

IO Link High Level Basic Functionality

Machine Safety Overview

Vacuum Basic Concepts