A Practical Guide to Filtration for 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?

Most filters are installed in hydraulic systems without any regard for the system’s total filtration requirement. Filters should rather be “engineered” into a hydraulic system, bearing in mind that each hydraulic system is unique. 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 cover:

  • 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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Weight 0.3 lbs
Dimensions 11.125 × 0.5 × 8.75 in