Safeguard Your Hydraulic Systems and Equipment by Performing Regular Inspections

05/01/2017

In every operation – regardless of application – owners and operators are looking to get the most out of their equipment. Seeking ways to prolong their lifespan, they strive to avoid costly maintenance, unplanned shutdowns, and critical malfunctions. One of the best ways to prevent these expenses is by regularly inspecting – and keeping a log of – the state of the components in your hydraulic system at the start and end of every shift. With this log, you will be better equipped to address minor issues before they become major problems. More importantly, you’ll be taking active steps to maintain your equipment and, therefore, working to prolong its lifespan. In today’s post, we’re going to look at a few things that you should be take the time to inspect every day.

Filters

Any filters that you can see that are clogged or that have entered bypass mode should be removed and replaced. This task is made relatively easy, as most filters feature an indicator that makes performing a quick inspection effortless.

Leaks

Leaks are a small sign that can indicate a big problem. You should be thoroughly searching your equipment for signs of leakage every day, as contaminants can enter any area where liquid is able to escape.

Cylinders

When you inspect your systems cylinders, take note of any areas that are pitted, scored, or housing accumulated fluid. If you see any signs of metal particles in your system’s fluid, immediately flush all liquids from it.

At Depatie Fluid Power Company, we want to help our customers prolong the lifespan of all of their hydraulic equipment. With a massive inventory of in-stock parts, including fittings, Parker O-rings, diagnostic products, and more, we have earned a reputation for being the area’s leading provider of hydraulic and automation equipment components.