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 May 02, 2016

Why You Should Record All Hydraulic Oil Top-Offs

A maintenance planner for a large coal mine, recently told me his mine purchased 447,000 liters of hydraulic oil last year. It's hard to believe....More
in Hydraulics At Work Apr 25, 2016

Hydraulic Component Repair Using Aftermarket or Non-Genuine Parts

The economics of proceeding with any hydraulic repair is ultimately dependent on the cost of the repair, relative to the cost of a new component. As....More
in Hydraulics At Work Apr 18, 2016

The Effect of Temperature On Static Hydraulic Pressure

In 'The Hydraulic Troubleshooting Handbook' I lay out a step-by-step SYSTEM for reliable and efficient troubleshooting. But there's another....More
in Hydraulics At Work Apr 11, 2016

How NOT To Go Down The WRONG Rabbit Hole When Hydraulic Troubleshooting

If you'd like a little challenge, take a moment to consider the problem described below and jot down how would proceed, and why....More
in Hydraulics At Work Apr 04, 2016

How To Deal With Air In Hydraulic Oil

Contaminants of hydraulic oil are broadly defined as any substance that impairs the proper functioning of the fluid. Air fits this definition and....More
in Hydraulics At Work Mar 28, 2016

The Trouble With Hydraulics Troubleshooting

Hydraulics system knowledge is a great advantage when troubleshooting. But without a reliable process, it's very easy for the troubleshooting effort....More
in Hydraulics At Work Mar 21, 2016

The One Type Of Hydraulic System You Do Not Want!

With hydraulics, like most other things, you get what you pay for. Design on price alone (especially if you don't know what you're doing) and you'll....More
in Hydraulics At Work Mar 14, 2016

Straight Talk About Bent Hydraulic Cylinder Rods

Checking rod straightness is an essential task when repairing any hydraulic cylinder. Because if a bent rod gets put back in, the life of the rod....More
in Hydraulics At Work Mar 07, 2016

How To Avoid Hydraulic Failures Resulting From Memory Lapse

Fitters on a mine-site changing out a main pump on an O....More
in Hydraulics At Work Feb 29, 2016

One Important Fact About Hydraulic Spool Valves

Because radial clearance is required for the spool to slide in its bore, this valve design is not leak free. To say this another way, even when a....More

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