Brendan Casey is a war-weary and battle-scarred veteran of the hydraulics industry. He's the author of The Hydraulic Troubleshooting Handbook, Insider Secrets to Hydraulics, Preventing Hydraulic Failures, The Definitive Guide to Hydraulic Troubleshooting, The Hydraulic Breakdown Prevention Blueprint and co-author of Hydraulics Made Easy and Advanced Hydraulic Control. And when he's not writing about hydraulics or teaching it, Brendan is flat-out helping consulting clients from a diverse range of industries solve their hydraulic problems. To contact him visit his company's Website:
www.HydraulicSupermarket.com

Posts by Brendan Casey

in Hydraulics At Work Jan 26, 2015

How A Small Omission Can Result In A BIG Hydraulics Maintenance Disaster

It was crystal clear to me the hydraulic pumps had failed as a result of inadequate lubrication. Further, this lubrication failure was a result of....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jan 19, 2015

How Little Leaks Keep Hydraulic Equipment Users Poor

It's now more important than ever to ensure that every dollar spent on operating and maintaining hydraulic equipment is a dollar well spent....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jan 12, 2015

Hydraulic Oil Contamination: How Its 'Cure' Can Be Worse Than The Disease

Given that removing contaminants from the oil to extend hydraulic component life is the primary objective of filtration, it is a paradox for filters....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jan 05, 2015

From The Go-To Guy Chronicles: Un-common Sense and The Spectator Mentality

Last week I had cause to study a machine's technical manual. I'm not sure whether it was lack of care in the original authorship or in the....More
in Hydraulics At Work Dec 15, 2014

The Importance of Making A List... And Checking It Twice

In a recent accident investigation I was involved in, a man was riding unrestrained on the forks of a forklift. While at height, the forks dropped....More
in Hydraulics At Work Dec 08, 2014

From the Guy-To-Guy's Creed: You Can't Break What's Already Broken

Queensland is a huge and relatively sparsely populated state. A broken down grader is stuck in the middle of nowhere. Nearest town 200 miles away....More
in Hydraulics At Work Dec 01, 2014

A Simple Way To Avoid 'Infant Mortality' Of Hydraulic Components

A new client, a hydraulic repairer, consulted me about the failure of one of their piston pump rebuilds. The pump was not installed by them, but when....More
in Hydraulics At Work Nov 24, 2014

The RIGHT Way To Do Offline Filtration On Hydraulic Systems

Water or particulate contamination doesn't normally necessitate a hydraulic oil change. These contaminants can be filtered out. But offline....More
in Hydraulics At Work Nov 17, 2014

How to Avoid Hydraulic Accumulator Failure

There are a couple of things which should be checked when a bladder or diaphragm accumulator fails. The first is compression ratio. If the bladder or....More
in Hydraulics At Work Nov 10, 2014

Hydraulic Equipment Reliability: Who's Responsible?

In many respects the conflict between machine maker and machine owner is a classic duality - similar to that which exits between labor and capital:....More