Even the smallest contaminants can cause major problems in a hydraulic system. Whether maintenance simply needs to be performed more frequently or particles make their way into the system, causing damage to the machinery, significant downtime could result from contaminated fluid.

“To reduce downtime in your hydraulic system, you must first reduce the contamination in the hydraulic fluids. While contamination is caused by a variety of factors, including manufacturing, environment and general wear-and-tear of equipment, unfiltered fluid may be the leading cause.”

“To reduce downtime in your hydraulic system, you must first reduce the contamination in the hydraulic fluids. While contamination is caused by a variety of factors, including manufacturing, environment and general wear-and-tear of equipment, unfiltered fluid may be the leading cause.”

With the proper filtration technology for your industry’s application, you can ensure that contaminants are removed from your hydraulic system well before they can cause damage and shutdowns. Regardless how contaminants enter the hydraulic system, the right filtration solution can address the issue.

Reducing Contaminants

Because clean fluids are essential to the functionality of a hydraulic system, finding and reducing contaminants is a critical part of hydraulic maintenance. When contamination isn’t minimized, significant and often unplanned downtime is the result.

So how do contaminants make their way into hydraulic systems to begin with? Some unwanted particles may be remnants of the manufacturing process. It’s common for things like pieces of rubber or even metal debris from machinery to make their way down the line, causing potential damage.

Read more: 5 Filtration Technologies for Hydraulic Systems