How To Extend the Life of a Hydraulic Hose

hydraulic hoseHydraulic hose has a finite service life, which can be reduced by a number of factors. From a maintenance perspective, little or no attention is usually paid to the hoses on a hydraulic machine until a failure occurs. And hydraulic hose failures cost more than the replacement hose. Additional costs can include:

–Clean up, disposal and replacement of lost hydraulic … Read more

What To Do If a Hydraulic Filter ‘Crackles’

Filter used on a filter cartBased on my experience at least, electrostatic discharge in hydraulic systems is not a widespread problem. But for reasons I’ll explain in a moment, it may be on the increase. So it’s definitely something you need to be aware of.

As you probably remember from school science experiments, electrostatic charge is generated whenever there is friction between two bodies moving … Read more

What Happens When Hot Oil Meets a Cold Hydraulic Motor?

radial piston motor failureA recent client asked me to investigate and solve a recurring problem on a diving bell launch and recovery system. The system comprised a hydraulic power unit, a bell winch, an umbilical winch and a guide-wire winch.

To launch the bell, the guide-wire winch is used to lower a clump weight to the seabed. The guide wires prevent the bell … Read more