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Hydraulic Installation Design: Materials, Rules, and Routings C1305

This four hour course provides an overview of hydraulic tubing installations, principles, and design criteria. Although the primary focus is airplanes, the requirements and principles covered are valid for use in other types of flight vehicles and industries.

Learning Objectives

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Select materials and connections appropriate for the desired usage
  • Develop routing strategies that minimize the impact of costs, weight, maintenance, and structure
  • Provide installations that ensure manufacturability, reliability and safety
  • Reference standards, recommended practices, and information reports to support the design decision


This seminar is intended for personnel involved in the design and selection of fluid transport routing, installation, and material selection for hydraulically powered aircraft systems including design and fluid power engineers, system engineers, and those involved with certification.
  • Overview of aircraft fluid installations
    • History
    • Environments that impact installation designs
  • Fluid Transport Design
    • Materials selection (past and present)
    • Couplings and end fittings (common and special use)
    • Application for non-hydraulic uses
  • Fluid Transport Routing
    • Lessons learned
    • Tube restraint systems
    • Specials designs (drains, vents, and reservoirs)
Timothy Neff

Timothy Neff has been involved with the design and maintenance of aircraft hydraulic systems since 1983.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University.  He completed ten years as an active duty U.S. Army pilot and Aircraft Maintenance Officer at the Organizational, Intermediate, and Depot level.  After his Army tour he held engineering positions with Beach, Cessna, Gulfstream, Northup-Grumman, and his current employer Spirit AeroSystems.  Mr. Neff holds positions of leadership in two A-6 committees.  He is the Panel Chairman of A-6A4 Ulility Control Systems and Panel Vice Chairman of A-6C4 Tubing.  Mr. Neff sponsored the latest revision of the SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice ARP994 “Recommended Practice for the Design of Tubing Installations for Aerospace Fluid Power Systems.”

Hotel & Travel Information

Fees: $325.00
SAE Members: $325.00 - $325.00

.4 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

For additional information, contact SAE Customer Service 1-877-606-7323 (724-776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at

Duration: .5 Day
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