Oil Cavitation in Hydraulic System

Here’s another Flint Hydraulics Tech Tip: Hydraulic systems operating significantly above sea level are more susceptible to oil cavitation. Atmospheric pressure is lower in mountains, so there is less air pressure available to push oil into the pump’s inlet. High altitude operation can make it necessary to use a pressurized reservoir or to elevate the reservoir significantly above the pump. Need help troubleshooting? Call our team of Certified Fluid Power Specialists at 901-794-4884, or visit us online at www.flinthyd.com, today!

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