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How to Clean a Hydraulic Metal Filter ben lee

If a metal filter is removable, then it’s most likely to be cleanable. In this post we look at how to clean a hydraulic metal filter in the most effective manner. The result should be that you can perform more of your own maintenance and therefore can save on cost of parts and of expertise.

 To remove the filter from the filter canister, it’s important to follow the instructions of the manufacturer. Once the filter has been removed, it can then be cleaned, placed back into its position and re-used. Industrial environments are quite often dusty and dirty, and although hydraulic systems are usually closed, you will still need to factor the cleaning task into your regular engineer maintenance schedule to ensure the best performance from your system.


You will need the following pieces of equipment in order to clean your metal filter:


  • ·         A gallon of hydraulic fluid
  • ·         A solvent tank cleaning system
  • ·         A small brush
  • ·         A small bucket
  • ·         A pair of rubber gloves

Start the cleaning process by placing the metal filter into the solvent tank. Use the solvent to clean the filter and then rinse it off as you use the small brush to remove any debris and dirt. The solvent will work on dissolving the dirt, so be generous with your application of it. Once the cleaning is finished, you can then shake off the excess solvent from the filter.


Now pour the hydraulic fluid into the bucket and place the filter into it. Now swish the filter in the fluid for a few minutes. This will help to remove any traces of solvent. You can now reinsert the filter into its position.


Keeping your oil filter clean will help to keep the entire hydraulic system cleaner. It’s something that is worth the investment in both trouble and cost.

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