Did you know....
Contamination is the cause of around 85% of hydraulic system failures?
What type of contamination?
- In-built contamination from the manufacture and assembly process
- Abrasive wear debris produced from components during both normal and abnormal operations
- Ingressed and added contamination from external sources, improper maintenance, replenishment of system fluid
What effect does this contamination have on your hydraulic system?
- Catastrophic Failures - occurring suddenly and without warning
- Transient Failures - short-lived and often go unnoticed but can have disastrous consequences
- Degradation Failures - gradual deterioration resulting in repair or replacements being needed
What is the solution?
To protect against preventable failures, effective contamination control is key:
- Select the correct hydraulic filter (which one will depend on your hydraulic system and the working environment)
- Review the system design and assembly procedure
- Flush the hydraulic system before releasing into the field
- Stress importance of contamination control for maintenance procedures and service intervals
- Use the Parker Filtration 6 Channel CM20 (Portable Particle Counter)
- If a failure has already occurred, call the Branch Hydraulic Systems' Site-Servicing Team on 01452 730 562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org