Water continues to be the worst and most complex contaminant of hydraulic machinery. It is such a problem and for so many reasons that those reasons continue to be researched. Whether on its own or mixed with another substance such as oil, water can cause the abrupt or gradual failure of bearings, and can result in the catastrophic failure of complete hydraulic systems, including gaskets and hydraulic seals.
Among the main chemical contaminants that threaten your hydraulic system, one of the most sinister can be water. Although innocent on its own, when combined with oil, water can cause numerous problems in hydraulics systems on both the physical and chemical levels.
When considering the oil of your hydraulic system, you may have wondered whether there is anything you can do to correct high particular counts. The good news is that there are several steps you can take to correct this common issue. The solution you choose will depend on the environmental and operating conditions of your hydraulic system.
The hydraulic manifold represents a proverbial ‘switchboard’ in hydraulic systems, regulating fluid flow between pumps, actuators and the like. A combination of interconnected valves are what enable the manifold to be able to control pressurised fluid flow and direct it to a motor or cylinder.