Fluid Contamination Control: What You Need to Know
Over 70% of all system failures are caused by contaminants in the fluid. Even when no immediate failures are apparent, high contamination levels can be present and sharply decrease hydraulic controls in the blink of an eye.
Contamination is defined as any substance foreign to the manufacturing equipment and damaging to its performance. If not controlled, contaminated hydraulic fluid can impact hydraulic system efficiency, reduce the lifespan of machine components, or even cause a catastrophic failure of hydraulic equipment, among other issues. Proper preventative measures, namely filtration, are critical.
There are four primary types of fluid contamination, each of which contribute to machine and component wear in their own ways. Each type of contamination can have a cascading effect which contributes to the other types.
Contamination can also act as a catalyst to accelerate oxidation of the fluid and spur the chemical breakdown of its constituents.
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What is Hydraulic and Lube Filtration?
Hydraulic and Lube Filtration is the perfect candidate for combatting issues with contaminates.
It will provide one of the only value statements you will ever need.
Schroeder Industries offers a full division of Hydraulic and Lube Filtration. With 75 years of manufacturing experience, there’s a solution for every facet of a hydraulic system, including:
- Top / Base Ported Filtration
- Manifold Mounted Filter Kits
- Hydraulic Tank Filters (In-Tank / Tank Top)
- Servo Protection Filters
- Tank-Mounted Suction Filters
- And more!
By utilizing filter technology for your operating fluid, it will remove many of the contaminates mentioned above and extend the life of the system components (also mentioned above).
The filtration process helps remove contamination from oil systems and conditions the fluid on a continuous basis. It also ensures the oil viscosity properties remain constant per the desired temperature ranges.
Interested in protecting your equipment with hydraulic filtration products from Schroeder Industries? Our Distributor Locator can help connect you with a member of our expansive distributor network.
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Schroeder Industries’ offers Hydraulic and Lube filter assembly types up to 6,500 psi (448 bar).
Using fluid technology, our hydraulic filter housings are continuously tested using the latest ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and NFPA (National Fluid Power Association) test procedures in our Fluid Care Center (FCC). Extensive testing is conducted to verify rated fatigue and burst pressures and to ensure compatibility with various mineral-based fluids.