Hydraulic systems are used in a wide range of applications today - from simple assembly operations to integrated steel and paper mills. Through the use of Pascal's Law, hydraulics allows the operator to do substantial tasks like lifting big loads, rotating a shaft, drilling precise holes, and so on with a little investment in mechanical linkage. With the critical role of hydraulic systems in most industries, it is vital to ensure its smooth operations and detect underlying issues to avoid catastrophic breakdown.
There are numerous factors to consider if you decide to start an oil analysis program at your facility or find a quality lab other than the one provided by your oil supplier. Building a good connection with your oil analysis lab will need the following three characteristics.
Viscosity is a base oil's most significant attribute. When baselines for incoming oils are established, viscosity is typically the first parameter that is checked. However, lubricants are more than just their viscosity. Understanding the role of additives and their function inside the lubricant is also critical. Additives can either be in the form of organic or inorganic chemicals dissolved or suspended as solids. Depending on their application, they generally vary from 0.1 to 30% of the oil’s total volume.