When first invented, hydraulic systems were known for the leaks and maintenance regimens required to keep them in working order. With the improvements in hydraulic seals and innovated design, leaks have become less severe and less frequent. However, when a leak does happen, it can still cause the problems and havoc that it would have back in the day. Leak-free fittings have become a way to stop the leaks that would be likely to occur when connections between fixtures are made. Therefore, the primary areas of leaks are generally found in the seals within the system. Because of this concern, the seals need to be replaced as soon as they show signs of wear and kept constantly lubricated.
Causes of Leaks
Excessive leaking usually occurs when a system is left in operation despite a leak being present. The slow leak isn’t enough to completely disable the system, but over time, … Read more