Top Methods For Eliminating Hydraulic Fluid Contamination

Top Methods For Eliminating Hydraulic Fluid Contamination

 

Hydraulic fluid is arguably the most important part of a Hydraulic system. It generates not only power but also transfers heat and provides sealing and lubrication. If the Hydraulic fluid is contaminated, then the contaminants will spread to every component the fluid passes through and cause more issues.

The most common contaminants that affect Hydraulic fluid include water, air, dirt, grime, sludge, chemicals, grease and fine metal particles. While it is impossible to completely prevent Hydraulic fluid contamination as some of it occurs during manufacturing and as part of general use, it is possible to minimise it. By following the guidelines below, you can help to prevent excess contamination and extend the life of your Hydraulic system.

Clean the Surrounding Area  Before Opening:

It is always best practice to clean the surroundings and system surface before disassembling a Hydraulic system. This helps to prevent any trapped dust or dirt from entering the fluid.

Ensure Proper Fluid Handling and Storage:

If Hydraulic fluid is stored incorrectly, it is susceptible to contaminants such as dust, air, and water. When it comes time to replace the fluid, ensure you are using FIFO (first in, first out) stock rotation.

Avoid Reusing or Mixing of Hydraulic Fluids:

Replacing the Hydraulic at the right time is essential to keeping your system running smoothly. Reusing or mixing up different Hydraulic fluids will cause issues as it is recontaminating the system, which will affect the system’s performance and potentially result in damage.

Replace the Filters as Required:

As in all systems, filters work to clean anything that passes through them and remove contaminants. Ensure all filters in your Hydraulic system are replaced on time in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Have Regular Hydraulic System Maintenance:

Having your Hydraulic system regularly maintained is a vital part of eliminating Hydraulic fluid contamination and extending the system’s life span. A qualified technician should be hired to perform the necessary checks and any required maintenance.

Only use Compatible Hydraulic Fluid:

Ensure that you are using the correct fluid for your Hydraulic system. Choosing the wrong fluid will cause excessive damage and wear to your system as it may not be able to withstand the pressure, heat, etc. of your system. It is also advised to completely drain and flush the system before adding new Hydraulic fluid

 

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Power Team – 3/4 way, 2 position Remote Air

Application: Single or double-acting cylinders; air operated (minimum of 50 psi (3,5 bar) air pressure required.)

Actuation: 9595 is air operated.

Operation with single-acting cylinder: Either oil port “A” or “B” must be plugged on valve. With port “B” plugged, solenoid is energized to position “A,” oil port “A” becomes pressurized. When solenoid is energized to position “B,” oil port “A” becomes the return port.

Operation with multiple single-acting cylinders: A pressure line from one bank can be connected to oil port “A” and the other to oil port “B” on the valve. Sequence: When energized to position “A,” oil port “A” becomes pressurized and clamps the fixture connected to oil port “A”; oil port “B” becomes a “return” port for cylinder connected to oil port “B,” and retracts it. The opposite happens when solenoid “B” is energized.

Operation with double-acting cylinder: Port “A” is connected to “advance” port of cylinder, oil port “B” connects to cylinder “return” port. Solenoid is energized to position “A,” oil port “A” becomes pressurized to extend cylinder piston. The opposite happens when solenoid “B” is energized. Valve does not hold in “retract” position.

NOTE: When using more than one valve on a pump, the tank port may require a check valve to permit inadvertent, momentary extension of a retracted cylinder.

NOTE: If pump is equipped with an internal outlet check, a “hold” position can be maintained with the pump shut off.

NOTE: Valves are shipped without control switch.
For valves 9524, 9554 and 9593, use Remote Hand Control (No. 304718).
For valve 9595, use Remote Hand Control (No. 209593).

NOTE: Valves have 1/4″ NPTF ports. 3/8″ to “1/4” adapters are included.

NOTE: Maximum tank line pressure for remote mounted valves is 500 psi (35 bar).

NOTE: Valves are shipped without control switch. Use Remote Hand Control (No. 202777).

CAUTION: To prevent sudden, uncontrolled descent of a load as it is being lowered, use a Load Lowering Valve (No. 9596) or Counter Balance Valve (No. 9720) in conjunction with the directional valve used in your application.

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