The Effect of Contamination on Fluids and the Effect of the Ingredients of the Fluids on Contamination 650352
Today hydraulic fluids can be obtained that are clean, and if not abused, will stay clean for many years. Now it is up to the people who put the fluids into the system and service the system to keep them clean and dry.
Contaminants, such as moisture, solvents, cleaning compounds, “just plain dirt”, and even component materials, each affect the nature of the fluid in its own characteristic way and often produce additional secondary contaminants, which in turn have their own effect on the system.
In this paper the products and effects of many types of contamination are described with suggestions as to how they can be controlled.