Selecting a Hydraulic Oil Tips from John Wintermute

In a hydraulic system the Hydraulic oil is the main source of power or force. According to John Wintermute it is the quality of Hydraulic oil that will determine the ultimate power that comes out of a hydraulic machine. Thus it is always important to use the best quality of Hydraulic oil even in small machines. The quality of the oil needs to be checked by an organization that has established itself as the leader in the testing industry like Petro-Lubricant Testing Laboratories. According to Josiah Wintermute the major problems that occur in Hydraulic machines is due to the low quality of the hydraulic oil used in these machines.

It becomes quite important to use the best quality hydraulic oil in machines as it may make and mar the chances of the machine’s efficiency to work to its full potential. The first and foremost factor that needs to be checked while purchasing hydraulic oil is the OEM manual. The things that need to be checked are lubrication rules, standards and other specification.

The most crucial part of a hydraulic system is the pump thus it is of utmost importance for the operators to find the maximum viscosity of the oil when the machine starts along with the time period for which it will run considering the seasonal and other influences. John Wintermute is of the view that higher the thickness of the oil more will be the money spent on the machine as too much force will be required to pump the oil around the system. Chances are that the pump may get damaged especially in winters if one is using high viscosity oil. Cavitation and filter damage are the other ill effects of faulty oil which will involve expensive down time of the machine.

Whereas there is risk involved in low oil viscosity as well. It can lead to the formation of insufficient lubrication film between the moving parts, which results in accelerated wear. This usually happens in areas of highly load contacts and can lead to severe failure in the performance of the system.

Thus it is of utmost importance to involve an organization like Petro-Lubricant Testing Laboratories and professionals like John Wintermute and Josiah Wintermute while using Hydraulic Oil for your machines. They are the best in testing and advising you about the best oil that needs to be used.

To know more about the working of Petro-Lubricant Testing Laboratories and John Wintermute feel free to contact him through Josiah Wintermute by visiting

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