SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1971

Improve System Contamination Control and Increase System Efficiency


This paper presents a manufacturer's view of the critical areas regarding contamination control based on our experience with both hydraulic components and systems. Fluid contamination is a leading contributor to reduced system efficiency, and its control should be given consideration during system design. Contamination sources and the acceptable contamination levels are presented in addition to the types of contamination normally encountered. The ratings and location of filters in the system are discussed, and a brief outline for a maintenance program is included at the end of the paper.

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Duncan, J., P.
Abex Corporation, Columbus, Ohio
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Developed by Committee: D02
Pages: 34–38
DOI: 10.1520/STP44725S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-6041-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6195-5