Many hydraulic system problems can be prevented with attention to the system’s number-one enemy: fluid contamination. By learning to control contamination, you can help maintain system efficiency, extend component life and correct problems before they lead to costly repairs and unscheduled downtime.
Hydraulic systems are closed systems, which means much of what you need to know is happening internally. To detect wear and other problems which can occur inside the system, we recommend regular use of our S.O.SSM Fluid Analysis Services. One of these services, Particle Counting, is especially important for hydraulics. It identifies excessive contamination levels that can be brought under control through high-efficiency filtration, “kidney looping” and other means.
The first module of Caterpillar’s learning management system called Technicians for Africa will give a detailed explanation about the inspection procedures that technicians need to follow in order to detect contamination in hydraulic systems. By signing up for this module you will learn how to catch leaks and other small problems before they result in unscheduled downtime.
This module can be accessed from your desktop, smartphone or tablet and can be completed in under a few hours. It is the first of 18 unique and valuable modules that form part of our Learning Management System.
Boost your career and knowledge by enrolling in Caterpillar’s Technicians for Africa course today.