HYDRAULIC FILTERS


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HYDRAULIC FILTERS
HYDRAULIC FILTERSHydraulic filters are required to filter out any particles that may enter the hydraulic fluid. These particles may enter the system when it is being serviced or during wear of operating components. If these contaminants were allowed to remain in the circulating fluid, they could damage the seals and cylinder walls, causing internal leakage and prevent components such as check valves from seating properly. The number and location of filters in a hydraulic system depend on the specific model aircraft, but they are normally found at the inlet and outlet of the reservoir and the pump outlet. Commonly used filters are of the micronic type and porous metal type.A micronic filter contains a treated paper element to trap particle…
Citation
Michael J. Kroes; Ronald Sterkenburg: Aircraft Maintenance & Repair, Seventh Edition. HYDRAULIC FILTERS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export