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Hydraulic Contamination Control

There are three types of failure in a fluid power system. 1. Degradation. The performance of the component degrades over time as surfaces wear, clearances increase, and leakage increases. 2. Intermittent. Valves stick and then break loose such that operation … Continue reading

01. December 2011 by and
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Hydraulic Contamination Sources

There are four sources of contamination in hydraulic fluid. 1. Built-in contamination. This is contaminate that was left in the system when it was assembled. It can range from a piece of teflon tape to a piece of welding slag. … Continue reading

01. December 2011 by and
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