By John Sander
One of the best ways to ensure smooth-running hydraulic systems is to use the right hydraulic oil and keep it clean and dry. A lubrication reliability effort that includes selecting the right fluid and implementing the correct reliability best practices will protect metal surfaces from wear, leading to improved uptime, reduced maintenance costs, and longer lubricant and equipment life.
1)Hydraulic oil selection is about much more than viscosity.
2)Using the right oil for the application ensures the best performance for the oil and the equipment.
3)Best practices in caring for hydraulic oil include oil analysis, condition-based oil changes and routine filtration.