Causes for Hydraulic Fluid Contamination

29.12.23 06:39 AM Comment(s) By Liasotech Team

  • External Particulate Contamination: The contamination of hydraulic fluid can be primarily caused by external particulate matter. Through breather caps, seals, or damaged reservoirs, dust, dirt, and debris can infiltrate the hydraulic system.
  • Water Ingress: The use of contaminated hydraulic fluids or improper storage of hydraulic fluid containers can introduce water into the system. Inadequate maintenance procedures can also lead to water ingress.
  • Airborne Contaminants: In environments with high levels of dust, moisture, or chemical vapors, there is a greater risk of airborne contamination especially in mining, construction industry faces this issue often.
  • Improper Maintenance Practices: Neglecting to properly filter or clean the oil during refilling or routine maintenance can result in the deterioration of hydraulic fluid quality.
  • Seal and Hose Deterioration: Contamination can potentially arise due to the breakdown of seals and hoses in the hydraulic system.
  • Fluid Degradation: The formation of sludge, varnish, and other by-products during the degradation of fluid contributes to contamination.

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