HOW DOES A HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FAIL?
There are multiple methods that a hydraulic system can fail, and be awaring of each during product development can help prevent poor performance. The most common failure methods for hydraulic systems are:
Surface Degradation & Cavitation
Mechanical Wear & Abrasion
Corrosion & Rust
If any combination of these issues are experienced, it can cause varying levels of inefficiencies or ultimately catastrophic failure. It is vital that the fluid is engineered for the particular environment and operating conditions for the application. By using the right additive technology you can minimize or even eliminate some of the potential risk.