Fluid Power Journal

Determine the Cause of No Flow, Low Flow, High Flow

Positive displacement pumps deliver flow because the fluid is physically displaced by the pumping chamber from the inlet of the pump to the outlet of the pump. …

Tailoring Comprehensive Filtration Programs to Meet Your Needs

By Peter Skoog, Technical Manager, Fluid Power and Grease, Quaker Chemical Corporation Solid contamination interferes with the first three functions. First, …

Revisions to ISO 11171: A Calibration of Automatic Particle Counters for Hydraulic Fluid Power Liquids

By Barry Verdegan, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Cummins Filtration Inc. and ISO/TC 131/SC 6 chairman Hydraulic fluid cleanliness is critical to the overall …

Understanding the Application of Fluid Conditioning: The Effect of Contamination

Water: In hydraulic fluids, excess water can degrade the fluid and the system in numerous ways, even  though water may be present in small quantities. In …

Next Generation Hydraulic Fluids: High-Performance & Environmental Safety

By Josh Green, EnBio Industries Selecting the right hydraulic fluid for an application is not always an easy task for a hydraulic system operator. When the …

Alternatives to Mineral-Based Hydraulic Fluids in Steel Production

Manage Your Fire Risk Without Jeopardizing Your Productivity By Ronald Knecht, Global Business Development Manager Fluid Power, Quaker Chemical Corp. Steel …

Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluids: Cost vs. Benefits

A large automotive components manufacturer had a series of fires on its hot stamping lines—all caused by oil from ruptured hoses or leaky couplings that …

Which Hydraulic Fluid?

Most hydraulic systems will operate satisfactorily using a variety of fluids. These include multigrade engine oil, automatic transmission fluid, and more …

Key to Surviving Hydraulic Failure

Seal failure is inevitable, and seals are 99% less likely to be on the inspection list. If seals are in an inspection program, then it has been determined that …

High-Performance Hydraulic Fluids Boost Fuel Efficiency

Manufacturers of construction equipment are always looking for ways to make their equipment more efficient and cost effective. And now these manufacturers are …

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