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BSW Timber

Hydraulics Level 1 Training

BSW Hydraulics Training at The Underwater CentreBSW Timber, which is based just outside of Fort William, sent three maintenance technicians to take part in the inaugural Hydraulics Level 1 course, helping to reduce the costs and time which would have previously been spent on a course south of the border.

This new hydraulics course will provide candidates from a wide range of industries with an introduction to fluid power systems.  Hydraulics are an essential component of many industrial applications in manual and automated plant found throughout the world. From agriculture, to marine engineering, to complex robotic and mechatronic subsea systems, hydraulics is the first choice for delivering accurate and powerful solutions to many processes.

Ewen Smith, Engineering Manager at BSW said ‘The feedback from the candidates we put on the course was very positive. The course was well run by knowledgeable instructors, using very up to date equipment. It’s great to be able to get good quality technical training on your doorstep and we plan to use The Underwater Centre in the future for our hydraulic training requirements.’

The course deals with the concepts and practical application of oil-powered hydraulics within industry, typically encountered by technicians. Using a range of instructional techniques, including hands-on practical exercises, BSW Timber staff members gained experience of closed-loop and open-loop systems.Throughout the three-day course, the staff learned about core concepts including: fluid principles, hydraulic symbols and notation, pressure, flow and directional control, energy storage, basic electrical theory, hose management, pressure testing and fittings and fault-finding.