Maintenance for Hydraulic Systems

 

Routine checks and maintenance on your hydraulic system can alleviate performance problems and downtime, prolong hydraulic component life and reduce operating costs.

We’re confident that we’ll be able to help if things do go wrong, but we’d rather help you get things right in the first place place. A little time and money invested in following the six simple steps and routines below will pay you dividends in the long run.

 

1.

Maintain the temperature and viscosity of hydraulic fluids within their optimum limits. This means you need to know or define the appropriate (minimum and maximum) fluid operating temperature and viscosity ranges for the ambient environment in which your hydraulic system is operating and then select a hydraulic fluid with a suitable viscosity grade and additives;

2.

Keep your hydraulic fluid clean; contamination is one of the most frequent causes of hydraulic equipment failure or malfunction. A hydraulic filter is therefore an essential component of any hydraulic system and selecting the right hydraulic filter is absolutely vital to ensure that particle contaminants are removed from the hydraulic fluid before components are jammed or damaged through abrasive wear. Remember that air is a contaminant too!

3.

Maintain hydraulic system settings according to manufacturers’ specifications and build this into your own maintenance schedule as a minimum;

4.

Follow the correct commissioning procedures; don’t try and cut corners or you could inadvertently damage hydraulic components during their initial start-up, even though this damage may not always be apparent at the time;

5.

Replace hydraulic components before they fail and cause further problems elsewhere in your hydraulic system;

6.

If things go wrong… conduct a full failure analysis, making sure that you learn from your findings and change your procedures accordingly. Don’t make the same mistake twice, or again after that!

 

Here’s a few articles, hints and tips that we think might be of help:

 

 

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