Posts Tagged: prevention

A Successful Filtration Solution

Saves downtime and the bottom line. Glatfelter, a producer of high-quality paper products for over 150 years, utilizes hydraulics and hydraulic lubrication throughout their paper production lines. Glatfelter’s humble beginnings originated in Spring Grove Pennsylvania as a small paper mill processing 1,500 pounds of linen rags to create newsprint paper. Since then, the company has… Read more »

Optimize Your Moog Valve Performance

An Opportunity to Update Your Process with The Best Valve in The Market – For First Time or Existing Moog Customers The Moog Return-To-Productivity Program gives customers who may rely on older or obsolete valves a higher level of maintenance and repair at a value price. This program provides excellent value for new customers who… Read more »

Engineering Support within a Third World Nation

Hydraulic systems aboard dredges were in poor operating condition. In late 2013 Ellicott Dredges committed to supplying dredging equipment to the Bangladesh Water Development Board. This was in response to the Bangladesh Government’s master plan to rebuild and improve its waterways. Bangladesh is a great delta formed by the alluvial deposits of the three mighty Himalayan Rivers:… Read more »

Understanding ISO Codes

Get to know the particulate numbers. In a hydraulic system, “ ISO codes are used to quantify levels of particulate contamination present per milliliter of fluid at 3 different micron sizes. The three different micron sizes are as follows, 4 microns, 6 microns and 14 microns. The ISO code is expressed as three numbers. Each… Read more »

Portable Hydraulic Filter Cart

Advanced Fluid Systems recently completed a filter cart modification, which will be used as a portable, add-on filtration system for a customer with several hydraulic systems. The unit contains its own pump-motor group so that it can be used when a hydraulic system is idle, or when transferring fluid from one area to another. Designed to the… Read more »

Understanding Filter Beta Ratios

Calculating a filter’s particulate removal efficiency. Hydraulic fluid is the lifeblood of any hydraulic system. Fortunately, a hydraulic system can operate for many years with proper filtration techniques and testing. A high quality hydraulic filter is the first line of defense for your fluid’s health. (figure 1) How do you choose a quality filter element?  How can… Read more »

Is your fluid dirty?

hydraulic filtration

An introduction to hydraulic fluid filtration Whether you’re running a small or large, a new or old hydraulic system, filtration practices should be taken seriously. It is one of the best ways to prevent wear and costly repairs. Thousands of articles have been published on the subject of hydraulic fluid filtration, and for good reason…. Read more »


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