As part of our mission to build and connect our members to an educated workforce, NFPA partners with other organizations—like the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS)—to make it easier for member companies to train and assess their employees. Through its multifaceted work in education, training, and certification, IFPS strengthens and advances professional careers in the fluid power workforce.
Online Hydraulic Safety Awareness Training
IFPS, in conjunction with the Hydraulic Safety Authority of Canada, offers international online Hydraulic Safety Awareness Training courses. Courses provide an awareness of hydraulic hazards in the workplace, in-depth reviews of potential exposures to injury from hydraulic systems, and ways to reduce risk and eliminate hazards for workers, equipment, companies and the environment. IFPS offers four online hydraulic safety awareness training courses:
- Fluid Injection Awareness – coming soon.
- Exposure Level
- High Risk Maintenance Level
- Hydraulic Safety in Construction
Certification review training
Training is offered through third-party IFPS accredited instructors where you’ll learn how to use the math required for testing, analyze and design systems, select components and prepare and properly take certification tests
Web based seminars
Attendance earns Professional Development Points which can be applied when re-certifying.
- Proper Sizing of Conductors When Using Single Rod Cylinders
April 16, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Presented by: Ernie Parker, CFPAI, Hennepin Technical College
- How to Fix an Air Leak So It Stays Fixed
June 4, 2014, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Presented by: Jon Jensen, CFPAI, SMC Corporation of America
- Proportional Valve Amplifiers – Setup, Tuning, and Troubleshooting
August 13, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Presented by: Ken Dulinski, CFPAI, Macomb Community College
Books and Publications
IFPS offers industry books and publications which are available from their online store. In addition, IFPS offers fluid injection injury safety cards and posters.
Each course delivers a broad-based understanding of the most important fluid power subject matter concepts. Courses begin with the basics: physics laws, systems basics and design, basic analysis, and basic components and then demonstrate how these systems apply to our industry and how they work and interact with each other. Each training course features approximately 12-16 hours of trade-specific e-training filled with simulations, assessments, quizzes, tests, learning labs, and more. Online courses include:
- Mobile Hydraulics
- Industrial Hydraulics
- Industrial Mechanical
- Mobile Electrical
- Industrial Pneumatics
- Industrial Electrical
- Electrical Theory
- AC/DC Motors and Drives
- Diesel Engines
- PLC Fundamentals
To learn more about these education programs, visit www.ifps.org or call (800) 308-6005.
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