If you think of a hydraulic system as a human body, and the oil which goes in it as blood, the importance of ensuring the system’s oil is always healthy becomes clear. However, in order to do this, many steps in the right direction must be taken. There are several elements to oil analysis, and when they are put together, they can result in an efficient and successful means of analysing oil.
On the list of the most common causes of hydraulic equipment failure, overheating ranks at number two. Unfortunately, the general understanding about how to identify and address overheating issues is all too often misunderstood.
In hydraulic systems, lubricants can sometimes be mixed. Whether done accidentally or not, there are consequences to mixing lubricants. Even mixing the same kind of lubricants can place a system at risk if those lubricants have different viscosities.