When the customer becomes more dependent on ISO standards, your
strategy needs to reflect a dedication to system cleanliness.
What is Hydraulic System Cleanliness?
liquid contamination found in hydraulic systems. “Contamination”
is defined as any substance that is not part of the hydraulic system’s
Why is cleanliness important to your customers?
There are several reasons:
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