It’s common knowledge that particulate contamination is unwanted in hydraulic systems. Contamination in hydraulic oil can damage mobile and industrial machinery. Of as much concern should be water in oil, as it too can lead to component failure.
Water in hydraulic fluid can be seen as free, dissolved or emulsified and can reduce hydraulic fluid lubricity, cause pitting against metal surfaces, degrade additives and accelerate oil aging. As a result, it is necessary to mitigate the presence of water in hydraulic systems. But before you can do that, first you must understand what types of water exist in a hydraulic system.
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