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  • Nov 24, 2015
    blog

    How To Avoid 'Dieseling' In Hydraulic Cylinders

    I was recently engaged by a client to conduct failure analysis on a large (and expensive) hydraulic cylinder off an excavator. This hydraulic cylinder had been changed-out due to leaking rod seals after achieving only half of its expected service life. Inspection revealed that apart from the rod seals, which had failed as a result of 'dieseling', the other parts of the hydraulic cylinder were in serviceable condition....More
  • 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
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    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
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