Hydraulic Fluids

Hydraulic Fluids

The purpose of hydraulic oil in industries is to provide lubrication, cooling, and protection to the various components within the hydraulic systems used in industrial machinery and equipment. This includes pumps, valves, motors, and actuators, which are powered by pressurized fluid. Lubrication is essential to reduce friction and wear on the moving parts of the hydraulic system, which helps to increase its efficiency and prolong its lifespan. The oil also acts as a coolant, helping to dissipate heat generated by the system, which can prevent overheating and damage to the components.

Protection is also an important function of hydraulic oil. It helps to prevent the buildup of dirt, rust, and other contaminants that can cause damage and reduce the efficiency of the system. It also helps to protect the system from corrosion, oxidation and other forms of wear. Additionally, a good hydraulic oil should also have good thermal stability and a high viscosity index, which helps to ensure that the oil will maintain its properties over a wide range of temperatures. This is particularly important in industries where the machinery and equipment are used in extreme temperatures and conditions.

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Common problems that can arise from using the wrong hydraulic oil:

  • Viscosity Breakdown
If the oil is not suitable for the temperatures and conditions that the system will be operating in, it can break down and lose its viscosity. This can lead to poor lubrication, increased friction and wear, and even component failure.
  • Corrosion and Rust
Some hydraulic oils are not formulated to protect against corrosion and rust. Using the wrong oil can lead to rust and corrosion of the system's components, which can cause damage and reduce the efficiency of the system.
  • Compatible Issues
Some hydraulic oils are not compatible with certain types of seals, gaskets, or other materials used in the system. This can lead to leaks, damage to the seals and gaskets, and reduced efficiency.
  • Foaming
Some oils are more prone to foaming than others. Foaming can cause aeration, which can lead to poor lubrication, increased wear, and even component failure.
  • Environmental Concerns
Some hydraulic oils are not biodegradable and can have negative impacts on the environment. Using the wrong oil can lead to environmental damage if the oil leaks or spills.
  • Reduced Efficiency
Using the wrong oil can lead to reduced efficiency in the system. This can cause the system to consume more energy and increase maintenance costs.

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Matrix Specialty Lubricants invites you to look closer into the world of specialty hydraulic fluids to get the maximum performance out of hydraulic systems with the lowest possible operational costs.

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