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  • Oct 9, 2015
    blog

    The Perils of Do-It-Yourself Tagout

    Lockout/tagout is a term most plant and maintenance people are familiar with. Nothing is foolproof, but these procedures have certainly prevented thousands of accidents through the years....More
  • Sep 8, 2015
    blog

    What You Don’t Know Can Kill You—or Someone Else!

    This simplicity of hydraulics can be a problem because people with no professional training can—and often do—work on hydraulic systems. They may develop a false sense of confidence after replacing a valve, pump, or other component without incident....More
  • Jun 9, 2015
    Education

    Free Webcast Drives Home Benefits of Proactive Maintenance

    Officials at Noria Corp. explain that the cost of a reactive maintenance program can be up to ten times that of a proactive approach. This affects numerous aspects of your business, including downtime, employee morale, attrition to share price and even operational viability....More
  • Nov 22, 2014
    blog

    A Look at Hydraulic Hose Failures

    We regularly look at what types of articles draw the most visitors on our websites. One of the biggies is maintenance. What's interesting about maintenance of hydrauli systems is that even though many of the tools and instruments have changed dramatically during my 25+ years on H&P many of the problems and their solutions are still the same....More
  • Jul 25, 2014
    blog

    Learning from troubleshooting

    If you like our monthly Troubleshooting Challenge, you should love this....More
  • Nov 10, 2013
    blog

    How to troubleshoot hydraulics using an infrared heat detector

    You can use an infrared heat detecting gun to troubleshoot a hydraulic system....More
  • Oct 4, 2013
    Article

    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 12: System Test for Flow-control Valves

    Pressure-compensated flow control valves maintain a constant fluid flow through a variable orifice in the valve. The valve’s compensator spool will move toward an open or closed position in response to work-load changes....More
  • Sep 25, 2013
    Article

    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 11: Pressure-reducing Valves

    Pressure-reducing valves are normally open, 2-way valves that allow system pressure fluid to flow through them until a set pressure is reached downstream. They then shift to throttle flow into the branch....More
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