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 Aug 24, 2014

The 'Holy Grail' of All Hydraulics Skills?

The increasing complexity of today's hydraulic equipment means there's a lot to know about proactive maintenance if optimum reliability is to be....More
in Hydraulics At Work Aug 17, 2014

BAD: Designed-In Inefficiency - If You Want To Minimize Life-Of-Machine Ownership Costs

In a previous blog post, I talked about the importance of reliability and how it affects life-of-machine ownership cost (LOMOC). But to minimize....More
in Hydraulics At Work Aug 11, 2014

One Simple Way to Reduce Hydraulic Equipment Operating Costs

In the current trend of increasing energy costs, which appears to be underpinned by big-picture issues such as peak oil and carbon emission reduction....More
in Hydraulics At Work Aug 03, 2014

Climate Change And What It Means For YOUR Hydraulic Equipment

The apparent trend towards wider extremes in temperature has implications for anyone who designs, operates or services hydraulic equipment: the real....More
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