How to Tell If Hydraulic Oil Has Water in It?

Answer Hydraulic oil, commonly referred to as hydraulic fluid, is used in automobiles, fork lifts, industrial machines and airplanes according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Sinc... Read More »

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Who invented the hydraulic water pump?

John Whitehurst, in 1772, was the first person to come up with the idea for a hydraulic water pump or RAM device. However, an actual functioning hydraulic water pump was not created until the Frenc... Read More »

How to Remove Water in a Hydraulic Tank?

Hydraulic tanks are used in cars, on top of buildings, in motorhomes and campers or anywhere a need exists for containment with fluids. Hydraulic tanks work on many different fluids, including wate... Read More »

How to Test Hydraulic Oil for Water Content?

When water enters into a closed oil-based hydraulic system it can soon lead performance problems in that system. There's an increase in wear and tear on the system and an eventual corrosion of the ... Read More »

Hydraulic Brakes Vs. Hydraulic Lifts?

All hydraulic machines work by means of Pascal's Principle. Pascal's Principle states that when there is an increase in pressure on an enclosed fluid, pressure increases by the same amount everywhe... Read More »