Pneumatics & Electro-Pneumatics Control Systems

This course aims to enable technical personnel to understand the Pneumatic and Electropneumatic Automation System better; improve participants operation, maintenance and troubleshooting skills. The Pneumatics and Electropneumatics course is a comprehensive, highly practical and interactive course. You will have an opportunity to discuss pneumatic systems specification, construction, design-applications, operations, maintenance and troubleshooting issues and be provided with the most up-to-date information and best practice in dealing with the subject.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic physical principles of compressed air, basic SI units and other physical quantities used in Pneumatic and Electro-Pneumatic systems
  • Read pneumatic schematics
  • Understand the operation and application of standard pneumatic valves and actuators
  • Perform simple circuit design using standard symbology and functions such as automatic return, logic control, speed control, pressure sequencing, reduced actuator forces and timing
  • Work safely with pneumatic components and systems
  • Troubleshoot  and repair simple pneumatic problems
  • Understand essential pneumatic terms and understand their key applications
  • Discuss the correct operation, control sequences and procedures for the safe operation of various pneumatic systems
    • Fundamentals of pneumatics automation system
      • Meaning of pneumatic
      • Application of Pneumatic systems
      • Advantages and Disadvantages of pneumatics
      • Theory of air and gas laws
      • SI units and conversions – bar, kpa, mmHg, Psi
    • Structure of Pneumatic Systems
      • The Structure of Pneumatic Systems
      • System Circuit Diagram / layout
    • Components of a Pneumatic system
    • Air generation, Types of Compressors
    • Preparation
    • Air Drying: Absorption Drying and Adsorption Drying, refrigerant drying.
    • Compressed Air Filter
    • Pressure Regulating Valve
    • Compressed Air Lubricator
    • The service unit
    • Piping And Distribution Network
    • ISO Symbols
    • Symbols for the Power Supply Section
    • Directional Control Valves: Ports and Switching Positions
    • Port designation
    • Types of Actuation
    • Non-return, Flow Control and Pressure Control Valve
    • Symbols of the Principal Working Elements
    • Component designation
    • Actuators
    • Single-Acting Cylinder
    • Double-Acting Cylinder
    • Cylinder Construction and Types
    • Rodless Cylinder
    • Rotary Actuators – Cylinder and Swivel Drive
    • Directional control valve
    • 3/2-Way Valve: Normally Closed Position
    • 3/2-Way Valve: Normally Open Position
    • Pilot Control
    • 3/2-Way Roller Lever Valve, Pilot Actuated
    • 4/2-Way Valve
    • 5/2-Way Double Pilot Valve, Pneumatically Actuated,
    • 5/3-Way Valve, Pneumatically Actuated, Both Sides
    • Non-return valves and Logical valves
    • Dual-Pressure Valve (AND Function)
    • Shuttle Valve (OR Function)
    • Non-return Valve and Quick Exhaust Valve
    • Flow Control Valve and One-Way Flow Control Valve
    • Combinational valves
    • Pressure Sequence Valve
    • Time Delay Valve, Normally Closed Position
    • Circuit Diagram for one cylinder
    • Direct and Indirect Actuation
    • Circuit Diagram: Dual Pressure Valve (AND Function)
    • Circuit Diagram: Shuttle Valve (OR Function)
    • Circuit Diagram: 5/2-Way Double Pilot Valve (Speed Control)
    • Circuit Diagram: Quick Exhaust Valve
    • Circuit Diagram: Pressure Sequence Valve
    • Circuit Diagram: Time-Delay Valve
    • Circuit Diagram for two cylinders
    • Circuit Diagram: Coordinated Motion
    • Circuit Diagram: Overlapping Signals
    • Function Diagram: Overlapping Signals
    • Circuit Diagram: Roller Lever Valve with Idle Return

This training course uses both conventional and non-traditional techniques. It utilises small group and facilitated plenary discussions as well as instruction to explore key concepts, models, tools and techniques. Hands-on exercises and case studies are used to practice the application of knowledge and use of skills. Structured reviews provide the opportunity to consider how the learning can be applied to the delegates’ own work.

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and completes’ Pneumatics & Electro-Pneumatics Control Systems course.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.


D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

Kindly confirm space availability by calling +234 (0) 8023192104 or +234 (0) 9062386530 or send an email to,   For In-House training programs / on request, please contact us using above contact details.

MAY 13-17

AUG 5-9

NOV 4-8

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