In The Hydraulic Troubleshooting Handbook, I explain 12 principles which must be adhered to in order to solve any hydraulic problem effectively. Troubleshooting Principle #1 is: check and eliminate the easy things first. The benefits of this mandatory first step are clearly illustrated by a troubleshooting situation I was involved in recently.
Would you part with $87 to save $70,000? This is a ‘no brainer’ for most of us, right?. Well, here’s a story for you:
I recently conducted failure analysis and a reliability audit on a 300 kW hydrostatic transmission. The hydraulic system was running a synthetic ester, biodegradable hydraulic fluid. This $45/gallon hydraulic fluid had been destroyed in under 12 … Read more
How many different types of hydraulic oil are taking up space in your oil store? If there’s more than one you’re not alone. I often get questions from members who’d like to consolidate their hydraulic oil inventory but aren’t sure how to go about it. This one is typical:
“We have a number of pieces of hydraulic equipment e.g., bucket … Read more