you know that over 70% of hydraulic
problems are caused from contamination?
you know that 75% of critical
hydraulic clearances are less than 10 microns?
Did you know that the majority of factory equipped
hydraulic filters are rated at a "Nominal" 10 microns?
number one goal of any owner of equipment using hydraulics should be controlling
contamination. What are the common
problems associated with hydraulic systems.
- Corrosion –
Caused by moisture combining with other contamination in the system.
- Equipment Leaks
– Caused by microscopic contamination creating passages through the seals.
- Sticking of Hydraulic Valves
due to contamination build up.
- Hydraulic lock
from particles jammed in between clearances.
does the contamination consist of and where does it come from? The majority of contamination consists of metal particles, dirt, and
Metal particles are introduced into the system starting at break-in and
through the process of manufacturing. Many
times the majority of wear that leads to problems down the road begins the
first few hours of operation.
Dirt can also be introduced beginning with the manufacturing process, but
most of the dirt enters the system through vents, filler caps, seals, and
cylinder rods. When hydraulic
systems are serviced or inspected they are also susceptible to outside
contamination. It is also
important to remember that in many cases new hydraulic oils are contaminated
with microscopic particles and moisture.
Moisture is one of the key Contaminants in any hydraulic system.
Many times moisture enters the system through condensation, seals,
What can Gulf Coast Filters do to help
your hydraulic equipment last longer and eliminate the need for fluid changes?
Coast Filters removes microscopic contamination down to below 1 micron. The GCF element offers dense filtration that will absorb the
moisture from the hydraulic fluids down to 40 parts per million.
here for the Scott Paper Test Results.
The results will show you how our filters can eliminate your routine
hydraulic fluid changes and reduce the wear on the equipment.
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use 1/4" ID hose and Two (2) 1/8" needle valves
(NOTE! "AC" EP12S PUMP IS ALSO RECOMMENDED)
Typical Hydraulic Installations
Optional Hydraulic Installations