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A Practical Guide to Filtration in Hydraulic Systems

It is a well recognized fact that the majority of hydraulic component failures are caused by contamination. Yet, most hydraulic systems are equipped with filters. So why are they failing?

This 32-page guide provides information on a "system" approach to contamination control and is explained in a manner that is easy to understand.

Topics covered:

  • Effects of contamination on hydraulic components
  • Typical clearances in components
  • Sources of contamination
  • Types of failures
  • ISO 4406
  • Filter ratings
  • Where to locate filters
  • Different types of filters
  • Monitoring system cleanliness
  • Kidney-loop filtration systems
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