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Did you know that 70% of component replacements or "loss of usefulness" are due to surface degradation? In hydraulic and lubricating systems, 20% of these replacements result from corrosion while the remaining 50% result from mechanical wear.

In fact, the majority of mechanical wear is caused by particle contamination, which can result from:

  • Ingested air
  • New oil additions
  • Poor seals
  • Missing gaskets
  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Poor parts storage
  • Rebuilds
  • Wear debris

In some cases, removing contamination can cost about 10 times more than excluding it. Executing a contamination control strategy that sets cleanliness targets, implements best practices, and measures results is critical to extending the life of equipment.

Tip Provided By: Nekasha Pratt, Fluid Handling Product Manager
Des-Case Corporation

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