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 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
in Hydraulics At Work Jun 15, 2015

Why You Should KNOW Your Hydraulic Oil's 'A.N.'

A hydraulic oil's oxidative condition is determined by an absolute measure of its total acid concentration. When oxygen combines with hydrocarbon....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jun 08, 2015

The Biggest Challenge Hydraulics Users Face Today

A lot of hydraulic equipment users - large and small - are in the same boat. But most are either unwilling or unable to recognize that when it comes....More
in Hydraulics At Work Jun 01, 2015

The Bitter-Sweet Nature of Proactive Maintenance

The ideal outcome from any maintenance inspection or proactive maintenance task is to find nothing wrong. But on the other hand, the discovery of a....More
in Hydraulics At Work May 25, 2015

How To Cool A Hot Hydraulic System

What are your options when faced with a hydraulic system that is overheating? Assuming the system's cooling circuit is working as it should, i.e. no....More
in Hydraulics At Work May 18, 2015

How To Connect A Forced Air Heat Exchanger

A connection issue for forced air heat exchangers, which requires attention during initial installation, relates to whether it is single or double....More
in Hydraulics At Work May 11, 2015

How To Size A Hydraulic Oil Cooler

As a means of power transmission, hydraulics has many advantages. But overall efficiency is NOT one of them. A single-reduction gearbox has an....More
in Hydraulics At Work May 04, 2015

A Problem With Hydraulics At High Altitude

At 3000 ft, air only has 90% of its sea level density. So a fixed-speed cooling fan will move the same volume of air but at only 90% of the mass. And....More
in Hydraulics At Work Apr 27, 2015

Predictive Hydraulics Maintenance 101

In the appendix of Reliability-Centered Maintenance II, John Moubray lists 102 proactive maintenance techniques in six categories. And new predictive....More

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