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Hydraulics Content Articles By Brendan Casey

Hydraulic Cylinders

A popular myth about hydraulic cylinders - exploded!
Hydraulic cylinder failure caused by the diesel effect
Hydraulic ram leak caused by operator error
Hydraulic cylinder rods turn black
Hydraulic cylinders - checking rod straightness
Proactive maintenance for hydraulic cylinders
The top four causes of seal failure in hydraulic cylinders
Pressure intensification in hydraulic cylinders
How to test hydraulic cylinders
The effect of temperature on static hydraulic pressure
How to reduce hydraulic cylinder repair costs
How to deal with bent hydraulic cylinder rods
How to solve hydraulic cylinder squeal
How to store hydraulic cylinders - safely
How to store hydraulic cylinders - Part 2
Thermal expansion and pressure intensification in hydraulic cylinders
Straight talk about bent hydraulic cylinder rods

Hydraulic Pumps

How to prevent 'dry' starting of hydraulic pumps
The anatomy of a hydraulic pump failure
Hydraulic pump life cut short by particle contamination
The anatomy of hydraulic vane pump failure
Hydraulic load sensing control explained
Power saving with hydraulic load-sensing control
A serious consequence of over-pressurizing your hydraulic system
Hydraulic power unit problem highlights the importance of hydraulic pump testing
A strange hydraulic pump problem - but true!
How to determine hydraulic pump condition using volumetric efficiency

Hydraulic Motors

Hydraulic motors - how dry starts damage them
Understanding hydrostatic balance
Hydraulic repair using aftermarket hydraulic parts
Temperature shock of hydraulic motors and how to avoid it

Hydraulic Valves

Why hydraulic valve solenoid coils burn-out
How to configure mobile hydraulic valves using power beyond
Hydraulic valve failure caused by cavitation
How to nail hydraulic logic element leakage
How to control decompression in hydraulic press circuits
An important fact about hydraulic spool valves

Hydraulic Oil

Why you should record all hydraulic oil top-offs
Adding hydraulic oil - without the dirt
Hydraulic fluid - getting the viscosity right
High hydraulic fluid temperature - how it causes premature failures
Biodegradable hydraulic oil - its application and use
The true cost of hydraulic oil leaks
Hydraulic system oil types and manufacturers' recommendations
Which hydraulic oil should I use?
How to remove water from hydraulic oil
How to deal with air contamination of hydraulic oil
If you have to change your hydraulic oil - then do this ...
If you HAVE to change your hydraulic oil ... part 2
How to consolidate your hydraulic oil inventory
How to make your hydraulic oil last longer

Hydraulic Filters

Hydraulic pump and motor case drains - filter with caution
Hydraulic filters that do more harm than good - Part 1
Hydraulic filters that do more harm than good - Part 2
Hydraulic filters that do more harm than good - Part 3
Hydraulic filter condition monitoring
What to do if your hydraulic filters are 'clicking'

Hydraulic Hose and Tube

Hydraulic hose - failure costs and prevention
How to flush a hydraulic system
How to put the brake on water hammer in hydraulics
Something to think about next time you change a hydraulic hose!

Hydraulic Fittings and Adaptors

Hydraulic fitting selection the key to leak-free hydraulic plumbing
How to convert 37-degree hydraulic fittings into zero-leak connections
How to deal with hydraulic and pneumatic leaks

Hydrostatic Transmissions

Hydrostatic transmissions: making sense of case drain flow - Part 1
Hydrostatic transmissions: making sense of case drain flow - Part 2
Hydrostatic transmissions: making sense of case drain flow - Part 3
Is this problem destroying your hydrostatic transmission?

Hydraulic Troubleshooting

Would you pass this simple hydraulics test?
How to master hydraulic troubleshooting
The trouble with hydraulics troubleshooting
The value of the humble hydraulic symbol
Hydraulic system troubleshooting - check the easy things first
Hydraulic troubleshooting basics
How to avoid hydraulic troubleshooting mistakes
How to troubleshoot hydraulic cylinder drift
Hydraulic troubleshooting: do as I say - not as I do
Hydraulic troubleshooting tools
How is your hydraulic heat exchanger connected?
Are you sure your hydraulic machine is broken?
Hydraulic diagrams you can't do without
Solving hydraulic problems: whatever it takes?

Hydraulics Maintenance

You can't fix stupid - but your can avoid hydraulic failures due to memory lapse!
Make sure YOU know the 'animal' you're dealing with
How well do YOU know YOUR hydraulic equipment?
How to solve hydraulic system overheating problems
Hydraulic press failure illustrates the importance of scheduling pump change-outs
How to reduce hydraulic system noise
How to source aftermarket hydraulic components
Priority number one in hydraulics maintenance
Anatomy of a hydraulic maintenance failure
Hydraulic equipment reliability - begin with the end in mind
Hydraulic equipment reliability - begin with the end in mind - Part 2
Confessions of a hydraulic equipment manufacturer
Mechatronics and what it means for hydraulics
Hydraulic maintenance lessons from the Qantas mid-air emergency
One type of hydraulic system you don't want!
The bitter-sweet nature of hydraulics maintenance
How to tell if your hydraulic equipment is 'sick'
A simple piece of advice that could literally save your life

Hydraulics Articles in Spanish

El Valor de un Sencillo Símbolo Hidráulico
Resolviendo Problemas de Sobrecalentamiento en Sistemas Hidraulicos
Una Selección Correcta de Conexiones: La Clave Para Una Instalación Hidráulica Libre de Fugas
Determinando la Condición de una Bomba Hidráulica, Utilizando el Concepto de Eficiencia Volumétrica
Combatiendo la Contaminación con Aire de un Fluido Hidráulico
Combatiendo la Contaminación con Agua de un Fluido Hidráulico