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Hose Cleanliness

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

posted by Brent at 2:19 PM





Hose Cleanliness

When the customer becomes more dependent on ISO standards, your
strategy needs to reflect a dedication to system cleanliness.

What is Hydraulic System Cleanliness?
 
“Cleanliness” is a term used to describe the level of solid and
liquid contamination found in hydraulic systems. “Contamination”
is defined as any substance that is not part of the hydraulic system’s
working fluid.

Why is cleanliness important to your customers?

There are several reasons:
 
   Efficient production - clean systems provide for maximum productivity.

   Improved control  spare parts use can be controlled through preventive maintenance and monitoring  contamination.

   Reduce equipment downtime  - through scheduled inspections

   Safety hazards minimized - through preventing contamination related
failure for increased life expectancy of components on equipment.

Reduced repair cost  - due to fewer breakdowns.

 
Several reputable sources have claimed that 70 to 80 percent of
hydraulic system failures are due to contamination. By establishing
a contamination control program, costly repairs and downtime may
be minimized. A contamination  control program can be as simple
as establishing an allowable level of contamination within a hydraulic
system, supplying cleaned components for the system, and monitoring
levels of contamination as part of a preventive maintenance
program.
 
 

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