Did you know that nearly 80% of all hydraulic systems problems can be traced back to contaminated fluid? An effective hydraulic fluid cleanliness program with proper monitoring, and management of fluid condition and cleanliness, can improve the system efficiency, performance, and lifespan of your hydraulic systems operations. Here is some information on the impact a fluid sample can make to maintaining and monitoring hydraulic fluid cleanliness.
- Bernie Hall
In this SME interview, we talked with Jarrod Potteiger, Product and Educational Services Manager for Des-Case Corporation. Jarrod explains why fluid condition management is so important for hydraulic reliability. He discusses how to develop a strategy for condition management, how to deal with air contamination, defines what a good filtration system set-up looks like, and discusses oil analysis as a proactive condition monitoring tool.
- Jarrod Potteiger
- Des Case
Lubricating oil in gas turbines and hydraulic systems is unfortunately subject to the ravages of varnish. It is well-documented that varnish is an insoluble contaminant comprised of oil degradation by-products and sometimes depleted additive molecules..
- Evan Zabawski