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 Apr 20, 2015

A BIG Troubleshooting Secret: Principles Before Methods

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: "As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can....More
in Hydraulics At Work Apr 14, 2015

The Hydraulic Maintenance Dilemma: Not Deciding Has Consequences

In the hydraulic maintenance biz, there are always decisions waiting to be made. What type of oil to use. A planned change-out to call. Which....More
in Hydraulics At Work Apr 06, 2015

From The Go-To Guy's Creed: Whatever It Takes

Back in 1991, the hydraulics company I was working for had supplied conversion kits to change the hydraulic piston pump on an ROV (remotely operated....More
in Hydraulics At Work Mar 30, 2015

The 2 Hydraulic Oil Sample Points That Matter

From a predictive maintenance perspective, there is little real benefit from taking an oil sample directly from the hydraulic tank....More
in Hydraulics At Work Mar 23, 2015

How To Size A Hydraulic Tank

The rules of thumb for reservoir size differ for open and closed circuits. For a conventional reservoir used in open circuits the general rule is a....More
in Hydraulics At Work Mar 16, 2015

How To Determine Hydraulic Pump Condition Using Volumetric Efficiency

In a condition-based maintenance environment, the decision to change-out the pump is usually based on remaining bearing life or deterioration in....More
in Hydraulics At Work Mar 09, 2015

Why Solenoid Coils on Hydraulic Valves Burn-Out

The high current draw of an open AC solenoid is known as inrush current. And the current draw when the solenoid is closed is called holding current....More
in Hydraulics At Work Mar 02, 2015

A Troubleshooting Lesson From The 'Coal Face'

When faced with a problem there's a natural tendency to assume a serious or complex fault is the cause. But the statistical reality is the opposite....More
in Hydraulics At Work Feb 23, 2015

Who Fixed YOUR Bicycle?

We live in a throw away society these days. Made possible by the rise and rise of cheap manufacturing, mainly out of China. When I was a kid, a kid's....More
in Hydraulics At Work Feb 18, 2015

Eliminate Those Hydraulic Oil Leaks

Taking steps to prevent leaks not only drastically cuts oil costs and consumption, it’s an environmental imperative—one liter of leaked oil....More

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