Beating hydraulic oil contaminations with Eaton’s CCS4
The system’s measurement results provide a basis for analysing the wear on hydraulic components, observing standards and detecting damage early.
Dirty hydraulic fluid is the root cause of up to 80% of all hydraulic system problems. If hydraulic oil is contaminated, there are a number of potentially detrimental effects that can diminish performance or damage system components.
Potential ramifications include surface corrosion and accelerated fatigue of metal components. Another effect is distinct changes in the physical characteristics of the oil itself, resulting in hydraulic oil that has a different viscosity or compressibility, which can adversely affect the ability of the oil to transfer power.
To address the challenge, Eaton has launched its CCS 4 contamination control system. It enables users to evaluate the precise condition of a system by knowing the particle size distribution of the contamination plus water saturation and fluid temperature. This helps to promptly initiate actions and cost-saving measures before any failure can occur. In general, the CCS 4 system offers better control and longer product life and safety, complemented by better fuel usage.
“The mobile CCS 4 contamination control system determines the solid contamination particle size distribution, water saturation and fluid temperature. The system’s measurement results provide a basis for analysing the wear on hydraulic components, observing standards and detecting damage early,” says the company.