If there are any problems with your mechanical equipment, you know that you should never attempt to fix it yourself. This is even more true for your hydraulic equipment. A hydraulic fault finding service could save your business in the long run by helping you make necessary repairs quickly and accurately.
Flotek has been providing hydraulic repair services in Melbourne for over 15 years. Our technicians are trained to find any faults in your hydraulic equipment and repair it quickly. We work with a wide variety of hydraulic equipment, and we can help you keep it in top shape so that you can get back to the job at hand: running your business.
What is Hydraulic Fault Finding?
Hydraulics rely on an incompressible fluid to transmit power through a series of interconnected pipes and hoses. The movement of this fluid allows for the operation of a wide range of equipment and machinery, from elevators and cranes to valves and machine tools.
Unfortunately, even the best hydraulic systems can develop faults over time as they age or become exposed to contaminants in their environment. If one small thing goes wrong with a hydraulic system, it can seriously affect the performance of a whole machine.
15 Years of Hydraulic Fault Finding Experience
And that’s where we come in. Flotek has been repairing and re-certifying hydraulics for nearly two decades. We know what we’re doing when it comes to fault finding because we’ve seen just about every problem you could think of. We’ve learned how to isolate a hydraulic fault in the most efficient way possible, and we can quickly identify the cause of a problem if it is something that has been plaguing your business for some time.
But that’s enough about us, you’re here to find out what hydraulics actually is! In simple terms, hydraulics is the branch of technology that deals with applying pressure, which allows things like presses and lifts to function. Put simply, it’s pretty important stuff.
So if you run a business where you make use of equipment like presses or lifts to get the job done, it’s incredibly important for you to keep up-to-date with your hydraulics. If you ignore your hydraulics and they fail, then that could cause serious problems for your business.
Hydraulic Fault Detection Services in Melbourne
If your machinery is having problems, you need to know about it before the problem becomes worse and something like a press or lift completely stops working. Even minor deficiencies can cause major problems when they’re allowed to persist for too long. If you want to avoid finding yourself in this kind of position, then remember that Flotek offers hydraulic fault finding services.
Flotek offers hydraulic fault detection services to determine the issue and in some cases, to uncover its root cause. While most faults surface in the form of a visible leak, there are other types. For example:
- Leaks – Any visible fluid leakage is almost always the result of a hydraulic fault. Under the right conditions, fluid leaks are easy to spot because they follow the path of least resistance to the ground.
- Compressions – When high pressure is built up in closed system hydraulic equipment, it compresses one or more internal components. If there’s not enough relief for that pressure, an uncompressed component will be crushed and create a hydraulic fault (and leak).
- Displacements – An external force is required to compress a displacement. If the system returns to normal, then that force is removed and the compression cycle is repeated. This can result in internal device damage or an external leak.
- Misdirections – Any time fluid enters a port that’s not designed for the fluid to go into, it creates a hydraulic fault.
- Blow-bys – a blow-by occurs when a portion of your system is starved for power and the fluid escapes from out of the side of the piston to generate a load. This will ideally occur in a sealed area that’s not going to hurt anything or produce further damage.
- Signals – hydraulic signals include sounds, vibrations, and temperatures.
- Pulses – Pulsing is a common issue that you can easily track down with the correct tests – for example, you may feel something similar to an engine knock as well as see it as a vibration if you’re accelerating the wrong way.
Contact Flotek today to learn more about our fault finding and other hydraulic repair services. We are pleased to serve Melbourne and the surrounding areas.