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 Oct 05, 2015

When Hydraulic Motor Case-Drains Are Optional--Unless You Want Reliability!

As you're hopefully well aware, an unrestricted case-drain line is essential on a piston-type hydraulic motor, whether it's axial, radial or bent-....More
in Hydraulics At Work Sep 28, 2015

Horses For Courses: When NOT To Use A Hydraulic Solution

Our current systems are very reliable but somewhat complex both electrically and mechanically, making them on occasion difficult to maintain. In your....More
in Hydraulics At Work Sep 21, 2015

Hydraulic Equipment Operating Costs: The Go-To-Guy vs The Bean Counter

In a previous blog post I discussed how being engaged and caring about what you're doing often has a cost associated with it. The odd sleepless night....More
in Hydraulics At Work Sep 14, 2015

Hydraulic Control Response: How Fast Is 'Fast'?

At a seminar I attended on CAN-bus control systems (CAN is a protocol for the transmission and processing of control and sensor information over a '....More
in Hydraulics At Work Sep 08, 2015

Why Plumbers Are Paid More Than Hydraulic Technicians

Once upon a time, a hydraulics technician was called in to fix a problem with a giant corporation's hydraulic system. Engineers had been working....More
in Hydraulics At Work Aug 31, 2015

Contamination Control: Are You A Victim Or A Volunteer?

Contamination control is not a silver bullet for hydraulic equipment reliability. These days, best-practice contamination control is more like an....More
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

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