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Filtration Terms.

-Filtration ratio,   βx   ( filtration efficiency ) This means the ratio between particles counted up stream and down stream, detected according to the multi – pass test method ( ISO 16889 ). For comprehensive evidence of the filtration range the ratio βx (c) is shown as a time …

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    The most Costly 7 Mistakes in Hydraulics.

    Mistake #1- Changing the oil. There are only two conditions that necessitate a hydraulic oil change. And they are: degradation of the base oil or depletion of the additive package. Because there are so many variables that determine the rate at which oil degrades and additives get used up, changing …

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      Pump life cut short by contamination.

      What is ‘contaminated hydraulic fluid’? Contaminants of hydraulic fluid include solid particles, air, water or any other matter that impairs the function of the fluid. How does contamination affect a hydraulic pump? Particle contamination accelerates wear of hydraulic components. The rate at which damage occurs is dependent on the internal …

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        Which hydraulic oil?

        What type of oil would I use in my excavator hydraulics and why? Assuming that my hydraulic excavator is a late model machine fitted with variable displacement piston pump(s) which operate at pressures up to 5,000 PSI or higher, my selection would be based on the following factors. Multigrade versus …

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          The true cost of hydraulic oil leaks

          Hydraulic systems are often considered perennial consumers of oil and in turn, make-up fluid an inherent cost of operating hydraulic equipment. But what is the real cost of one or more “minor leaks” on your hydraulic equipment? To answer this question, the costs associated with all of the following factors …

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