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 Jul 27, 2014

How To Monitor A Hydraulic Machine’s ‘Vital Signs'

What is your hydraulic machine's normal operating pressure? And normal operating temperature? Can you answer these two basic questions about the '....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jul 21, 2014

5 Things You Must Tell Your Hydraulic Equipment Supplier (OR 5 questions to ask your customer if you're a hydraulic designer!)

When sourcing a piece of hydraulic equipment, there are five things about the environment the machine will operate in, that you should always....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jul 13, 2014

How To Know WHEN To Change Your Hydraulic Filters

If you're changing your hydraulic filters on hours in service, you're either changing them too early or too late. If you change them early - before....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jul 05, 2014

The #1 Hydraulic Troubleshooting Tool You Can't Do Without

After much trial and error, I've developed and patented a special troubleshooting paint. So now when a hydraulic problem arises, all you have to do....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jun 29, 2014

3 BIG Problems Caused By Hot-Running Hydraulics

Energy contamination, a.k.a. heat is THE biggest enemy of a hydraulic system. Bigger than particle and water contamination these days, due mainly to....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jun 22, 2014

How NOT To Make Your Hydraulic Repairer Or Supplier Rich

If you're a hydraulic machine owner, or responsible for the same, one sure-fire way of transferring a scary amount of dinero from your bank account....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jun 15, 2014

How To Prevent Hydraulic Failures Resulting From Ignorance Or Omission

A checklist is a tool that serves a very important function: to INFORM and REMIND. In so doing, mistakes or omissions resulting from ignorance and/or....More
Cracked hydraulic piston pump housing
in Hydraulics At Work Jun 08, 2014

Why Filters are Dangerous in Hydraulic Pump and Motor Drain Lines

A cracked pump or motor housing due to a restricted (or blocked) case-drain line is far more common than you might think. Of course, if you forget to....More
Suction strainers: friend or foe? (photo credit: Stauff Corp.)
in Hydraulics At Work Jun 01, 2014

The Truth About Hydraulic Suction Strainers

Given that particle contamination of hydraulic oil reduces the service life of hydraulic components, it would seem logical that a hydraulic system....More
in Hydraulics At Work May 18, 2014

2 Ways Air Gets Into Hydraulic Cylinders... And How It Then Destroys Them!

When a mixture of air and oil is compressed in a hydraulic cylinder it can ignite and burn, or even explode! This is known as 'dieseling' or the '....More