Hydraulic Oil Cleanliness Standards
It is widely accepted that particle contamination reduces the service life of hydraulic components. Fact is, some level of particle contamination is always present in hydraulic fluid, even in new fluid. The level of contamination or conversely, the level of cleanliness considered acceptable, depends on the type of hydraulic system.
Oil cleanliness is critical to the reliability of your machinery. As technology advances, the demands placed on a lubricant are ever-increasing: pressures and temperatures are higher, reservoir sizes are smaller and component tolerances are tighter.