Introduction to Valve Symbol Reading

Objectives

  • Relate symbol elements to actual valve components
  • Explain valve port labels
  • Describe valve flow path positions

The Problem

Hydraulic valves have a tendency to be the most complex components of a hydraulic system, and their schematic symbols are just as complex.

The Solution

If we break down the symbols, you'll see they are very straightforward. Every part of a valve symbol corresponds with a part of the real valve. Let's do a side by side comparison of a valve schematic symbol with an actual valve, and point out each part.

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