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Some companies run a lot of different hydraulic equipment. Firefighters are one example of a workplace that uses a range of hydraulic equipment, each with its own specification of the type of hydraulic fluid that is indicated for use. Construction, healthcare and agriculture also use a range of different hydraulically powered equipment, from hospital beds to hay balers and everything in between. Being in charge of maintaining all this equipment is a large undertaking, and a common theme for t...
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Many of our clients come to our engineers for advice on which hydraulic oil they should use in both our own bespoke mobile hydraulic systems and sometimes even hydraulic systems that we haven’t designed.
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It’s no secret that hydraulic systems are sensitive to contamination from fluid or oil. Those that are kept clean and protected against the introduction of dirt or water, can run reliably. However, if any contamination is allowed to slip then there will be problems ahead.
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For those of you who are looking to take on a contract for a job that is environmentally sensitive, read on.
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The majority of companies in the oil and gas extraction industry are not keen on using the term ‘environmentally friendly’ when it comes to lubricants such as hydraulic fluids. This is because there aren’t any established technical definitions or standards that specify a criteria to be met in order to be classified as ‘environmentally friendly’. Companies do however agree on the fact that fluids can effect both environment through their biodegradability, bioaccumulation and toxicity.
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Although most people are under the impression that new hydraulic system lubricants are clean – this is far from the truth. Unfortunately it’s not every manufacturing process that ensures that no particles are let loose into hydraulic fluids.At the beginning of every lubricant making process, is the base oil. Then additives are blended in to complete the finished product. It’s then tested to ensure that it works as it should do with the right characteristics. If for some reason,...
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The advantage of oil analysis is that it can be used to make informed hydraulic system maintenance decisions. Its downside is that you have to know what you’re doing when it comes to selecting the right test. If you don’t then you may as well just pour your money down the drain.Tests aren’t too complicated to be undertaken by those without extensive oil testing experience. If they are broken down into simple to understand segments, then it’s possible to select the right o...
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Hydraulic systems don’t work well with too much heat. Components can degrade and oil can be affected. Together these can prevent the hydraulic system from operating at optimal capacity.Here are 3 reasons why you want to avoid it as much as possible.Oil ViscosityWithout the viscosity of hydraulic oil being correct, there’s going to be an issue with both power transmission and lubrication. The higher the maximum operating temperate, the bigger the window is for temperature range, but w...
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Monitoring pressure and temperature in addition to lubricants and components are all important parts of maintaining any hydraulic system. If you don’t perform these then you are likely to get issues with failures.Unfortunately this is the type of information that can get lost amongst productivity numbers and data. It’s known as in-attentional blindness and it can happen regularly. Unfortunately it’s also the type of human behaviour that can cause fatal incidents.It’s some...
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If you’ve been in the hydraulic industry for some time, there’s no doubt that at some point you will have seen cloudy oil. This is what happens when there is contamination with water above the oil’s level of saturation. The definition of a saturation level is how much water can dissolve in oil – for mineral hydraulic oil this will typically be around the 200 to 300 ppm at 68 F or 20 C.As an aside, something worth knowing is that bearing life can be increased by almost 150...
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