posted by Brent at 12:57 PM
The working fluid in hydraulic systems should be as homogeneous as possible and free of all visible and microscopic debris for optimum performance. The complete absence of contamination in hydraulic systems is unrealistic, but an acceptable and defined level of contamination is generally considered hydraulic system cleanliness. The best approach to cleanliness is to prevent contamination in the first place. Use clean hose and couplings and keep them clean (i.e. cap ends). Clean hose bore after cutting to length as cutting hose to length is a major contributor to contamination.
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