Fluid Power Educational Series Books

Joji Parambath


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A complete range of 37 pneumatic and hydraulic books, authored by Joji Parambath, is available in paperback & Kindle eBook formats at the following Amazon market places:

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Fluid power technology is expanding and as fascinating as ever. Fluid power systems provide the muscle power to run the machines with the smoothest control possibilities. Many professionals are designing, constructing, and maintaining pneumatic and hydraulic systems every day. Several budding engineers are initiated into the technology of fluid power now and then. Therefore, the spread of technical information on fluid power is essential for catering to the needs of information seekers in the field through the pneumatic and hydraulic books.

These pneumatics and hydraulics books are designed to help readers understand the concepts and circuits of industrial pneumatic and hydraulic systems easily. Some pneumatics and hydraulic books present advanced topics and design methods.

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The textbook entitled is a comprehensive account of hydraulic circuits employed in industrial and mobile hydraulic systems.

The well-developed chapters include many circuits of conventional hydraulic systems for direction, flow, and pressure controls. The book also includes circuits for systems with accumulators, multiple actuators for series/parallel connections, hydrostatic transmissions (HSTs), variable-displacement pumps, load sensing elements, proportional valves, servo valves, cartridge valves, and pressure intensifiers. Further, the book covers circuits for practical reservoir controls and application-specific systems like hydraulic presses, cranes and winches, molding machines, excavators, and windmills. The layouts of the circuits in the initial chapters are selected for academic purposes for easy and systematic learning. At the end of the book, many industrial and mobile hydraulic circuits, with typical layouts found in practical applications, are given for a deeper understanding of real-world hydraulic circuits. 


Industrial Hydraulic Systems and Circuits -Basic Level (In the SI Units)

Industrial Hydraulics -Basic Level (In the English Units)

These books deal with the components and circuits of hydraulic systems. The fundamentals required to understand the core topics are given initially. These books describe the topics on hydraulic fluids, filters, power packs (reservoirs, pumps, pressure relief valves), hydraulic actuators, directional control valves, flow control valves, pressure control valves, fluid conductors, and accumulators, in detail. Further, these books present the maintenance, troubleshooting, and safety aspects of hydraulic systems.

Pneumatic Systems and Circuits -Basic Level (In the SI Units)

Industrial Pneumatics -Basic Level (In the English Units)

These books present pneumatic system components and circuits. The fundamentals required to understand the core topics are given initially. These books describe the topics on compressed air generation and contamination control, pneumatic actuators, and control valves, in detail. Further, these books present the maintenance, troubleshooting, and safety aspects of pneumatic systems. Many single-actuator pneumatic circuits are given in multiple positions. Multiple positions of pneumatic single-actuator circuits are given to make the reader understand the control circuits easily.

Electro-Pneumatics and Automation

Electro-hydraulic Systems and Relay Circuits

These books explain the functioning of solenoid valves and various electrical control components such as pushbuttons, electro-magnetic relays, limit switches, reed switches, proximity sensors, electronic timers, and counters. The development of many typical single-actuator and multiple-actuator electro-pneumatic and electro-hydraulic circuits are also explained in these books. Multiple positions of the circuits are given for a quick understanding of the circuits.

Design of Industrial Hydraulic Systems in the SI Units

Design Concepts in Industrial Hydraulic Systems in the English Units

These books describe the design aspects of hydraulic systems in the SI system units and the English system units. These books highlight the essential parameters, mathematical relations, and specifications of many hydraulic components such as hydraulic pumps, reservoirs, pressure relief valves, filters, fluids, hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic motors, control valves, accumulators, and fluid conductors. Examples of designing typical industrial hydraulic systems are also given in this book.

Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Safety in Pneumatic Systems

Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Safety in Hydraulic Systems

These books explain all aspects of maintenance, troubleshooting, and safety in pneumatic and hydraulic systems systematically to make this book useful on the shop floor. A section on energy saving highlights the steps that need to be taken for saving a substantial amount on energy costs in pneumatic systems.

These books describe the design aspects of pneumatic systems in the SI system units and the English system units. These books highlight the essential parameters, mathematical relations, and specifications of many pneumatic components such as compressors, air preparation units, actuators, control valves, and compressed air networks. Examples of designing typical industrial pneumatic systems are also given in these books. The knowledge gained may be applied to develop more extensive industrial pneumatic systems. 

Practical Book: Pneumatics – Basic Level

Practical Book: Electro-pneumatics – Basic Level

Practical Book: Industrial Hydraulics – Basic Level

These books contain practical exercises that assist in organizing practical training in basic industrial pneumatic, electro-pneumatic and hydraulic technologies. These exercises are intended to strengthen the theoretical understanding and enhance the technical competence of the trainees who are undergoing basic fluid power courses.

Professional Development

Professional development is the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skill, and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout a professional’s working life.

Other Useful Books

The book on hydraulic fluids explains, in detail, the functions, types, characteristics, and selection of hydraulic fluids. The subsequent sections present topics on fluid contamination, the effect of contamination on fluids, fluid analysis, fluid quality standards, and the maintenance aspects of fluids.

This book on filters presents the principles of filtration in hydraulic systems. These principles include the materials of filter media, various structural designs of filters, and the typical locations of filters in hydraulic systems. Further, this book describes the filter element performance ratings, such as the micron ratings, Beta ratio, and filter efficiency, and the multi-pass test to determine such performance ratings.

These books take up a detailed discussion of hydraulic power packs and their constituent parts including reservoirs, pumps and pressure relief valves. These books also give a brief note on the topic of heat dissipation and sound reduction techniques in hydraulic systems.

These books bring out the essential technical information related to hydraulic cylinders, in a simple and easy to understand manner. The topics include the principal parts and body styles, position transducers, piston-rod buckling, classification and types, side loads, installation and mounting aspects, advantages, applications, standards, maintenance and safety, and design of hydraulic cylinders.

These books present the fundamentals and other most essential technical information related to hydraulic motors. The topics include basic hydraulic motor working, terms and definitions, constructional features, side loads, classification, comparison, performance characteristics, applications, and maintenance of hydraulic motors.

A professional must take an approach to his/her self-development which will merit the respect of fellow professionals and must commit to a life-long learning process. A fluid power professional may refer to these hydraulic and pneumatic books to upgrade knowledge and skill.

These books bring out the essential technical information related to hydraulic accumulators extracted, especially from the material available from the manufacturer’s domain. The topics include functions, classification, constructional features, comparison, pre-charging, safety requirements, applications, maintenance, and sizing of accumulators. Many hydraulic circuits with accumulators are also presented.

These books present information about the constructional features, performance specifications of pipes, tubes, and hoses and their fittings. The topics include the terms and definitions and design of hydraulic conductor systems, and installation, routing, and maintenance of fluid conductors.

These books explain the basic principles of hydrostatic transmissions (HSTs). The concepts of open-circuit and closed-circuit HSTs are explained in these books. The topics also include configurations, advantages and disadvantages, and applications of HSTs.

When you are working with a pneumatic system or hydraulic system, it is essential to have an understanding of the functioning of the system and the hazards involved. The pneumatic and hydraulic books under the fluid power educational series is intended for achieving this objective.

These books enlighten the details of components required for load sensing systems. The operation of load sensing systems in their various operating modes is described in a simplified manner.

The book ‘Electro-hydraulic proportional valves’ explores the technology used in proportional valves. The book also describes the construction of electro-hydraulic proportional valve systems, the details of various types of control elements, characteristics, and applications of proportional valve systems.

The book ‘Electro-hydraulic servo valves’ describes the technology used in state-of-the-art servo valves. The book also describes the construction of electro-hydraulic servo valve systems, the details of various types of control elements, and the applications and characteristics of servo valve systems.

This book ‘Pneumatic Systems and Circuits -Advanced Level’ explains the method of developing pure pneumatic advanced circuits involving multiple actuators. The problem of signal conflicts and various methods of eliminating signal conflicts are explained in detail in this book. The developments of multiple-actuator circuits using the cascade method and shift register method are explained through many examples. Intermediate positions of circuits are also given wherever possible to ensure an easy understanding.

This book ‘Programmable Logic Controllers and Programming Concepts’ is an introductory book dealing with programmable electronic control systems. The book describes the hardware and software aspects of PLCs, in detail. The book also presents the programming using bit logic, timing, and counting instructions to control electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems. The hardware and software aspects of PLCs are presented in a logical sequence and simple to understand language. Many instructions in SIEMENS, Allen Bradley, and OMRON PLCs are explained for a comparative study. Simple to medium complexity exercises in electrical, pneumatics, and hydraulic fields are chosen to assist readers’ logical thinking and prepare them for more complex programming tasks.

Compressed Air Dryers

Joji Parambath

The book describes the working of absorption dryers, adsorption dryers, refrigerant dryers, and membrane dryers, in detail. Heatless, heated, and heated blower types of adsorption dryers are also presented. The features, advantages, disadvantages, and specifications of these types of dryers are also given in the book. Further, the book presents the maintenance, troubleshooting, and safety aspects of dryers.


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