In order to get what's expected out of any hydraulic system, ensuring that it receives regular maintenance and care is absolutely critical. But when you've not had years of experience in doing this, troubleshooting power loss in a hydraulic system can seem an impossible task.
One of the many issues that can cause interference with the optimal performance of hydraulic machinery is a process called 'dieseling'. This term refers to a process by which combustion occurs in a hydraulic cylinder, and was originally used to describe combustion in diesel engines, which can occur with pressure alone.
Regardless of the type of hydraulic system you may have, monitoring its ongoing health is crucial to a healthy system. Fine particles are the enemy of many hydraulic systems, causing major issues in production as well as equipment handling. Rotating parts in fans, pumps and motors are at greatest risk of a decrease in operational efficiency due to the build-up of fine particles.
Fluid-power cylinders are present in a high number of hydraulic systems. But because the up-front cost of these and accompanying valves and power units is high, maximising their performance is the preferable option.