Fluid Power Troubleshooting Guides

Operation and Troubleshooting Guides

If you own or operate equipment, then you understand that down time is wasted money the longer that it takes to diagnose and repair a fault, the more money that you will lose.

APT can expertly prepare operating and troubleshooting manuals that match your equipment and site so that your operators or maintainers have the best possible opportunity to keep things running.

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An Operation & Troubleshooting guide will be customised to your equipment, and will include full a description on the location of, and how to operate each component, what will happen when a control valve is operated in either direction, which components are adjustable, and how to complete these adjustments as well as full item list and settings.

Where possible, the troubleshooting guide will include 3D images of valving and components, to clearly illustrate all available information to the operators and maintainers.


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Operation and Troubleshooting guide – table format

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Operation and Troubleshooting guide – image format

The troubleshooting guide is assembled using Automation Studio™ schematics – each function of the machine is dealt with individually, with coloured lines used to represent areas under hydraulic pressure, tank, drain, pilot and load sense lines.

A detailed description accompanies each individual schematic that uses easy to follow detail on how the circuit is operating, and where the oil should be flowing.

A troubleshooting table also lists possible problems/symptom for this function, possible faulty components and suggested causes of the problem + how to action a repair – all presented in an easy to follow table.

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Fluid Power Management Plans Make Good Business Sense

High pressure hydraulic systems are used in most modern mining and industrial equipment and machines – both fixed plant and mobile machines.

As a result, these fluid power systems pose a risk to the safety of any operator, maintainer, supervisor, visitor and bystander – basically anyone who is near the system.

Do you have, or have you considered a Fluid Management Plan, that will manage the specific risk of your fluid power system, throughout the lifecycle of your equipment/machine? This management plan should comply with current Australian Standards or industry guidelines to ensure your obligations to WHS are met.


Management plan example

Management plan example


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Companies, and individual managers who are challenged to substantiate their systems and processes by authorities following an accident, will tell you that then is not the time to reconsider or reflect on responsibilities lost.

Designers, manufacturers, and end users must be able to demonstrate that each management aspect of their system has been addressed. These include hazard identification, consultation, risk assessment, risk management procedures, information collation, instruction and training, supervision, monitoring and review.

APT Specialist Hydraulics and Training have a full suite of professional services to assist you with your Mine Design Guideline (MDG) Compliance simply and easily. We help people achieve and maintain their Fluid power Engineering, Documentation and Training responsibilities.

Contact APT to find out how can we help your business mitigate risk by keeping your people and equipment safe?

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