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 Dec 15, 2014

The Importance of Making A List... And Checking It Twice

In a recent accident investigation I was involved in, a man was riding unrestrained on the forks of a forklift. While at height, the forks dropped....More
in Hydraulics At Work Dec 08, 2014

From the Guy-To-Guy's Creed: You Can't Break What's Already Broken

Queensland is a huge and relatively sparsely populated state. A broken down grader is stuck in the middle of nowhere. Nearest town 200 miles away....More
in Hydraulics At Work Dec 01, 2014

A Simple Way To Avoid 'Infant Mortality' Of Hydraulic Components

A new client, a hydraulic repairer, consulted me about the failure of one of their piston pump rebuilds. The pump was not installed by them, but when....More
in Hydraulics At Work Nov 24, 2014

The RIGHT Way To Do Offline Filtration On Hydraulic Systems

Water or particulate contamination doesn't normally necessitate a hydraulic oil change. These contaminants can be filtered out. But offline....More
in Hydraulics At Work Nov 17, 2014

How to Avoid Hydraulic Accumulator Failure

There are a couple of things which should be checked when a bladder or diaphragm accumulator fails. The first is compression ratio. If the bladder or....More
in Hydraulics At Work Nov 10, 2014

Hydraulic Equipment Reliability: Who's Responsible?

In many respects the conflict between machine maker and machine owner is a classic duality - similar to that which exits between labor and capital:....More
in Hydraulics At Work Nov 03, 2014

The Difference Between A Quick Fix And A Band-Aid Solution

Last week I had a conversation with an old client who's been having a long-running battle with the manufacturer of a hydraulic machine he bought 3-....More
in Hydraulics At Work Oct 27, 2014

Hydraulic Conductor Face Off: Hose vs Tube

What do lifting chains, bladder-type accumulators and hydraulic hoses all have in common? Well, they typically have only one mode of failure - and....More
in Hydraulics At Work Oct 20, 2014

Who DO you trust with YOUR hydraulic machine?

"I'm an owner/operator of a small concrete pumping business. We have 12 years experience operating concrete pumps but limited knowledge of hydraulics....More
in Hydraulics At Work Oct 13, 2014

Is YOUR Hydraulic Machine A 'Leaker'?

According to an article by hose manufacturer Gates, it is estimated that 370 million liters of oil leak from hydraulic equipment each year. This is a....More