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:

Posts by Brendan Casey

in Hydraulics At Work Aug 25, 2015

Hydraulics 101: The Importance Of The Unimportant Detail

Details matter in hydraulics. A lot. Take a deceptively simple task like topping off the hydraulic tank. There's one right way to do it, and 101 ways....More
in Hydraulics At Work Aug 16, 2015

How To Configure Hydraulic Conductors For Noise Reduction

Although long lengths of hose can reduce structure borne noise, hose is actually an efficient radiator in the frequency range where most of the....More
in Hydraulics At Work Aug 10, 2015

How To Flush A Hydraulic System Effectively

The objective of flushing a hydraulic system is to eliminate sludge, varnish, debris and contaminated or degraded fluid from conductor walls and....More
in Hydraulics At Work Aug 03, 2015

YOUR Hydraulics Education: Upfront Now OR At The Repair Shop Later?

A couple of questions I received from readers in the last week got me thinking about how people divide into two groups when it comes to information:....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jul 27, 2015

2 Reasons NOT To Be Cheap When Buying Hydraulic Filters

Having the right filters in the right places is essential to the success of the contamination control effort. But it can be easily compromised by....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jul 20, 2015

Hydraulic Oil Cleanliness And Contamination Control: Not All Machines Are Equal

Hydraulic oil cleanliness is no longer THE most critical preventative maintenance issue. There are two reasons for this: the first is the word has....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jul 13, 2015

Why You Don't Want Your Hydraulics Wet And Warm

Micro biological or microbial contamination is basically the growth and colonization of bacteria in the oil. And as is the case with all organisms,....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jul 06, 2015

The ULTIMATE Troubleshooting Tool?

Wouldn't it be great to have an 'X-Ray' of the hydraulic system when you're trying to find or eliminate a problem? But unlike doctors, we don't have....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jun 29, 2015

Hydraulics Know-How: Just-In-Case versus Just-In-Time

A 'just in time' approach to learning (or learning more) about hydraulics is great in theory but doesn't work very well in practice. Because for just....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jun 22, 2015

One Simple Way To Remove Water From Hydraulic Oil

If you've worked with hydraulic equipment for any length of time, it's likely that you've come across a hydraulic system with cloudy oil. Oil becomes....More

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