The Hydraulic Pump Inlet Condition: Impact on Hydraulic Pump Cavitation Potential 1999-01-1877
Proper hydraulic pump inlet pressure conditions are critical for proper operation of hydraulic systems. This is especially true when water-containing hydraulic fluids are used as direct replacements for mineral oil or synthetic esters. In this paper, the importance of proper inlet conditions on hydraulic system performance will be reviewed. Also provided are various reservoir design recommendations that should be followed when using water-containing hydraulic fluids such as water-glycol (HFC) hydraulic fluids.