Oil Cleanliness Booklet
As the central component of any hydraulic system, oil contamination is often a major reason for system failure. More than 75 percent of all problems can be linked to contaminated oil, so monitoring oil cleanliness and preventing contamination are some of the most important factors in preventing system downtime and the need costly repairs and component replacement. A new oil cleanliness booklet published by Bosch Rexroth explores the sources of problems with fluid systems, common types of oil contamination, and how to achieve oil cleanliness in accordance with ISO 4406.
Additional key concepts include:
- Overview of key filter properties – covers filtration grade, dirt absorption capacity and differential pressure
- Fitting tolerance of hydraulic components – includes gear pumps, vane pumps, piston pumps, servo valves and control valves
- Recommended oil cleanliness level – examines requirements in accordance with ISO 4406 for different application types and suggests filter material/filtration grades