Fluid Power Journal

Your Cylinder Doesn’t Get Enough Respect

By Brian Rooney, Professional Engineer and President, Westcoast Cylinders Inc. While multi-pump tank units and glass-enclosed control rooms get all the glory, …

The Importance of Fluid Cleanliness in Today’s Heavy Machinery

By Robert Ihrig, Applications Engineer – Filter Systems, Hydac, Anthony Maiolo, Applications Engineer – Utility, and Timothy Rodman, Marketing Supervisor, …

Controlling Contamination in Hydraulic Equipment

By Tony Noblit, Market Development Manager, Houghton International Inc. In today’s world, more demands are being placed on hydraulic equipment and fluid with …

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 …

Contamination: How Its Cure Can Be Worse Than The Disease

By Brendan Casey, HydraulicSupermarket.com Given that removing contaminants from the oil to extend hydraulic component life is the primary objective of …

ISO 4406: Method for Coding the Level of Contamination by Solid Particles

By Barry Verdegan, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Cummins Filtrations, Inc. and Chair, ISO TC 131/SC 6 It has been estimated, in commonly available literature1, that …

Contamination Control System Does the Dirty Work

Eaton’s condition-monitoring system helps industrial vacuum truck manufacturer determine the condition of hydraulic oil and sources of contamination to …

Let’s Keep It Clean

It is well known within the Fluid Power Industry that the primary cause of failure in Fluid Power Systems is contamination.  So, how do you know if your fluid …

What in the World Do Those Numbers in the ISO Cleanliness Code Mean?

We have been talking a lot about filtration here at the steel mill. My predecessor, Scott McLoughlin, had done a remarkable job in educating by example, …

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 …

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