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IN THIS ISSUE

SEPTEMBER 2019

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Features 14 Transforming our Thinking What in the World is a VDT? 17 The Kentucky Expo Is Ready For the Demo Expo: ICUEE 2019

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29 Select Components for Pneumatic Systems: Size Air Receivers 30 Advantages of Hydraulic Conditioning Units 39 Ensuring Proper Maintenance and Repair in Projects Involving an Elevated Height 40 Top Tips for Specific Types of Heat Exchanger Fouling 44 Choosing the Right Fluid Power Sealing Solutions for Construction Equipment

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Propelling Fluid Power into the Future through Human Connection By Andy Patel, Marketing Manager, Hercules Sealing Products

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IN REGARDS TO user engagement and social media, the fluid power industry is moving at a slower pace than other highly reputable industries. My point of view, however, is that the frontrunners of any industry should work toward understanding their audience and connecting with them through a variety of platforms, including social media and websites. Prioritizing digital property not only benefits a single organization, but also encourages growth and innovation for the entire field. And an industry-wide push towards prioritizing human connection via social media benefits everyone. As an industry, we should look to examples such as the Fluid Power Journal and follow their lead in storytelling and connection-building. Storytelling is foundational to our humanity. Our legacies, lives and lessons are passed down by word-of-mouth, across cultures spanning generations. Every day we utilize stories in many ways – to recount our day, share our histories, entertain each other, and, I think most importantly, connect with other human beings. The most successful businesses are those that can utilize storytelling to create a human connection. The first and most important rule? Simply, refrain from trying to sell, sell, sell. Resist placing focus on talking about your products or technology as the bulk of your interaction. In many regards, content marketing is like a first date. If you only talk about yourself, there won’t be a second one. So the question becomes: What do I talk about? Placing the spotlight on individuals within your own organization is

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an amazing place to begin. Fluid power is a workhorse of the U.S. economy – a cross-cutting technology of choice for dozens of industries and hundreds of applications. We’re diverse and multifaceted, and we keep America operating. Showcasing the individuals who play a key role in the day-to-day business happenings will go a long way for increasing your own brand recognition, as well as that of the fluid power industry itself. Another great topic? Talk about the impact your organization has on the community and give the everyday Jack & Jill an understanding of how we help move this nation. There are hundreds of other ways to create relevant content, some of which will and should deal with your individual product lines and services. Creating a fine balance is what will propel yourself and our industry forward. Change can be difficult and present challenges, such as drawing a genuinely engaged audience, but it is time for fluid power to embrace social media and the digital movement. For years I’ve heard many industry professionals say, “Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. are just not for our industry.” This line of thinking is now out of date. Build your organization’s presence on social media platforms to better engage with the consumer of today (and tomorrow). We all have different experiences, assets, and capabilities. Use social media to convey that! Individually and collectively, it’s time for us as an industry to tell those stories, better engage with our customers, and propel ourselves forward. 

PUBLISHER Innovative Designs & Publishing, Inc. 3245 Freemansburg Avenue, Palmer, PA 18045-7118 Tel: 800-730-5904 or 610-923-0380 Fax: 610-923-0390 • Email: Art@FluidPowerJournal.com www.FluidPowerJournal.com Founders: Paul and Lisa Prass Associate Publisher: Bob McKinney Editor: Candace Nicholson Technical Editor: Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC - CFPSOS LLC Art Director: Quynh Fisher Eastern Region Acct Executive: Norma Abrunzo Western Region Acct Executive: Cindy Hamm Director of Creative Services: Erica Montes Accounting: Donna Bachman, Sarah Varano Circulation Manager: Andrea Karges INTERNATIONAL FLUID POWER SOCIETY 1930 East Marlton Pike, Suite A-2, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-2141 Tel: 856-489-8983 • Fax: 856-424-9248 Email: AskUs@ifps.org • Web: www.ifps.org 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President & Chairperson: Timothy M. White, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH, CFPMIP, CFPMT, CFPMM - The Boeing Company Immediate Past President: Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHT, CFPMHM - Cemen Tech Inc. First Vice President: Jeff Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT - Hydradyne, LLC Treasurer: Jeff Hodges, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM - Altec Industries, Inc. Vice President Certification: Denis Poirier, Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPHS, CFPIHM, CFPCC Eaton Corporation Vice President Marketing & Public Relations: Scott Nagro, CFPS HydraForce, Inc. Vice President Education: Kenneth Dulinski, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPECS, CFPHS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH - Macomb Community College Vice President Membership: Rocky Phoenix, CFPMHT, CFPMHM - Open Loop Energy, Inc. DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE Chauntelle Baughman, CFPHS - OneHydrauics, Inc. John A. Bibaeff, Jr., CFPHS, CFPCC - Lamb Services, Inc. Randy Bobbitt, CFPHS - Danfoss Power Solutions Cary Boozer, PE, CFPE, CFPS - Motion Industries, Inc. Elisabeth DeBenedetto, CFPS - Argo-Hytos Brandon Gustafson, PE, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHM - Graco, Inc. Garrett Hoisington, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPMHM - Open Loop Energy, Inc. James O’Halek, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMM, CFPCC - The Boeing Company Edwin Rybarczyk, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS - E. R. Consultants, Inc. Scott Sardina, PE, CFPAI, CFPHS - Waterclock Engineering Mohaned Shahin, CFPS - Parker Hannifin Randy Smith, CFPS - Northrop Grumman Corp. HONORARY DIRECTORS Paul Prass - Innovative Designs & Publishing Elizabeth Rehfus, CFPE, CFPS, Robert Sheaf, CFPAI/AJPP - CFC Industrial Training IFPS STAFF Executive Director: Donna Pollander, ACA Communications Manager: Adele Kayser Technical Director: Thomas Blansett, CFPS, CFPAI Certification Logistics Manager: Susan Apostle Certification Coordinator: Kyle Pollander Bookkeeper: Diane McMahon Administrative Assistant: Beth Borodziuk

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A LARGE OEM ink manufacturer of various printer inks had a speed problem on a 400-gal ink mixing machine after we upgraded the proportional valve control system. We observed the speeds of both mixer blades and spoke to a longtime operator of the machine on how fast the normal blades rotated before designing the new control system. The slow speed normally runs at 24 RPM, while the high speed would run at 900 RPM. The existing hydraulic power unit had a new pressure compensated piston pump and all else looked in good condition. The operator said the hydraulics were working well set at 1,000 PSI and only the controls needed to be replaced. We were also told to build in maximum speed limits of each blade circuit to those shown on the drawings. The unit was up and running fine when we left the job site, but a few weeks later we got a call that the mixer had a problem. The operator was mixing a thicker ink formula that required upping the highspeed mixer blade to 1,000 RPM, but after he made the adjustment, the slow speed blade would drop down to 18 to 19 RPM when he needed the 24 RPM speed. When we arrived, we found that when the speed of either one of the blades was increased higher than the normal speed, the other blade would slow down. The hydraulic unit was reading 1,000 PSI as we found it earlier. We checked the case drain flow of the pump and it did not indicate that the pump was failing. What was causing the problem?

olution to the previous problem: Cable Puller Motor Speed Problem

The pressure compensated flow control should only allow a fixed rate of oil to pass regardless of the accumulator’s outlet oil pressure. The hydrostat inside the PC flow control was stuck in the open position rendering the flow control as a normal orifice that changes flow if the inlet or outlet pressure changes.

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he Journal is celebrating a 25-year milestone in 2019 and reflecting on how far the industry has come since the birth of the magazine. This new column is dedicated to showcasing the growth of fluid power technology. Each article features a product or industry analysis and how it has transformed from its early years. If you have a product or analysis to share with the Journal readers, please contact Candace Nicholson at cnicholson@fluidpowerjournal.com.

Hydraulic Proportional Valve Advancements By Alan McCay, CFPS, Motion Industries

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THERE HAVE BEEN a lot of changes and advancements throughout the years with hydraulic directional valves. The most basic directional valve shifts an actuator from point to point at fixed speed with no acceleration control. However, newer valve technology can control accurate positioning, velocity, acceleration, deceleration, and force. The most advanced control valves have on-board electronics, which can be configured using software developed by the manufacturer to control and program a variety of parameters. Starting with the basics, many original hydraulic systems controlling the direction and speed of hydraulic actuators simply used on/off control and manually adjustable flow control valves. This setup requires an electrical signal,

The proportional valve with separate amplifier cards is still a viable option today. (Image courtesy of Eaton)

typically 110VAC or 24VDC, applied to a solenoid which electromagnetically shifts a spool to a fully open position. For speed control, the engineer would need to use manually set flow controls. The accuracy of these flow controls is low, and this type of system didn’t address acceleration and deceleration of an actuator. The accuracy of flow controls did, however, improve with the development of pressure compensated flow controls that addressed speed changes caused by varying loads. The next generation of direction and flow control used the concept of varying the electrical signal to a solenoid valve. A variable current was applied through a valve coil to shift a spool against an opposing spring. The more current

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present, the stronger the shifting force and more spool travel. This allowed for flow control and directional control in the same valve. Valves using a variable control signal became known as proportional directional valves. Varying current can be achieved by using a constant 24VDC and variable resistor. However, a better method of doing this is to use a series of very fast 24VDC pulses (1 kHz typical) to the coil. The longer the on-time of the pulses, the higher the average voltage and current to the valve. Varying the pulse on-time voltage can be used to shift the spool to variable positions, therefore varying flow through the valve. This concept is called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) and is more energy-efficient and creates less heat than using a constant 24VDC signal and resistor. PWM technology was originally utilized with a separate amplifier card. However, the more modern versions of this include amplifier electronics built into the valve itself. The amplifiers in both versions of these valves typically use a variable 0 to 10 volt, or 4 to 20 mA input signal to drive the PWM 24VDC signal to the valve. These signals are varied throughout their range creating variable flow and directional control from one valve. No need for line mounted flow control valves. This also allows for acceleration

and deceleration of the actuator by choosing how fast the signal is ramped. The latest in proportional valve technology takes the same technology of standard on-board electronic proportional valves to a valve with electronics that are on-board and configurable. Eaton AxisPro™ valves offer different levels of technology utilizing their Pro-FX 2.0 software to upload control parameters directly to the valve. The most basic version consists of a servo performance valve that can be configured to

Eaton AxisPro™ valves offer different levels of technology utilizing their Pro-FX 2.0 software to upload control parameters directly to the valve. (Image Courtesy of Eaton)

accept 0 to 10-volt signals or 4 to 20 mA signals, as well as other control signals simply by selecting the parameter in the software. This reduces inventory and lead times. There are also configurable options to control drive position, drive speed, and drive force control. More complex versions of the Eaton AxisPro valves include CAN bus communication to reduce wiring and improve diagnostic options. There are also versions that have pressure sensors in all four ports and temperature options available as well. These sensors can be used for both control functions and/or diagnostics. Even though technological advancements have been made through the years, design engineers nevertheless still have the need for the older more basic technology. Although we could use high tech options in many different applications, cost many times outweighs the need for more complex control.  Alan McCay, CFPS, has worked for Motion Industries for 24 years supporting the fluid power sales efforts, and is currently Product Sales Manager for Fluid Power. For more information, visit MotionIndustries.com/FPJournal, the Mi Fluid Power Shops video (https://tinyurl.com/ yd87yble) and MiHow2 videos on Fluid Power (https://tinyurl.com/ybn2zqo3).

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Yes! Porting can be changed on a wide variety of vane pumps fairly easily. The vane units use a cartridge kit that is assembled then installed into the unit. So, the inlet and outlet body do not have to be fully disassembled to change porting. To start you will need to loosen the bolts holding the unit together. Before you loosen the last bolt use one hand to lightly push down on the cover holding it in place. You will now want to loosen the last bolt. You can either fully remove the bolts or slide them back far enough to clear where the bodies meet. You need to do this so they do not interfere when turning the housing. This will give you leverage if the housing is stubborn to move. Once the porting has been changed the bolts can be reinstalled and torque down. For proper torque specs check with the pumps manufacturer or distributor for that specific unit.

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Rotation can be changed on the majority of hydraulic motors by swapping the inlet and outlet ports. If your inlet port for the motor is the 'A' port and the shaft is spinning right handed (viewed from the shaft end of course) then you will want to swap the hoses so the inlet port is now the 'B' port. Now your shaft rotation is left handed. If you are not sure the motor is bi-rotational then please check with us. We will be happy to help you identify your motor with step-by-step directions.

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Pump controls are manufacturer specific but yes they can be changed even in the field. Because the pumps controls are generally not manufactured into the pump housing, they are mounted to the unit during assembly. This means they can be unbolted and changed with another control that has a different function. This is relatively easy to do and can be done at any location.

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Before adjusting the pressure control you will want to be sure you are adjusting the right control. If the assembly has more than one pressure adjustment, please check with the manufacturer or any hydraulic company familiar with the

pump. They will be able to tell you which control to adjust and what the maximum adjustment is for the pump pressure. Once it has been determined which adjustment is used, it then can be adjusted by loosening any lock nut or locking wire holding the screw in place. Then with the system running, rotate the adjustment to the right to increase pump pressure or rotate the adjustment to the left to reduce pump pressure. While adjusting your control you may see oil leaking around the adjustment screw. It is normal for some controls that have an external locking nut with either a Teflon or o-ring seal. When you have the pressure adjusted to the proper setting you can tighten any lock nuts.

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Yes! Changing rotation on a V10 or V20 style unit is easy to do with minimal tools needed. First thing you should do is make sure you have a clean area where you can keep everything together when the unit is taken apart. Remove the four bolts holding the unit together and then remove the cover. Next you will take off the spring and pressure plate which will leave you with the cartridge kit. On the V10 or V20 style vane pumps the only item you have to flip is the cam ring. Flip it over and mount it back onto the front body. You will now want to reinstall the pressure plate and spring. Use a little grease to hold the cover o-ring in place. Set the cover back onto the unit and push it down by hand. It is important to make sure the o-ring is seated against the cam ring. Reinstall the four bolts hand tight. Finally, you can torque down the bolts to factory spec of 35-45 lb.ft. for V10 and 75-85 lb.ft. for V20 units.

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COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS Figure 1: This piece of cardboard is a poor attempt to stop an air compressor from overheating because the unit sucked in hot discharge air. It didn’t work.

Compressor Room Ventilation

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HEAT IS DEFINITELY an enemy of air compressors and dryers, especially air-cooled units, which are the most common type used in small industrial environments or shops. Overheating reduces lubrication life, prematurely ages parts, ruins motors, and reduces the reliability and quality of the compressed air supply. The higher the cooling air temperature, the higher the compressor discharge temperature. The higher the discharge temperature, the more water vapor is contained in the air, which can overwhelm air dryers and causing contamination in downstream tools and equipment, or perhaps the final product itself. Over the years, there have been many examples of poor ventilation encountered by service technicians and compressor service providers alike.

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• The   fresh air intake ducting is small, with a fractional horsepower fan the size of a dinner plate. • The   cooling air filters are clogged with dust and fluff, or there is none at all. hot air discharged by the compressor is • The   blowing on the air dryer, storage receiver, or worse, the compressor intake. • You   see the compressor temperature gauges at maximum range or over. • You   touch the compressed air discharge of the compressor and it feels burning hot. air dryer is showing over dew point alarms. • The   • All   manner of condensate drains are blasting non-stop to attempt to remove moisture that is forming on the dry side of the air dryer. air compressor alarm panel shows multiple • The   over-temperature shut downs.

DO ANY OF THESE DESCRIPTIONS DESCRIBE YOUR COMPRESSOR ROOM? If so, it is important to know that well-ventilated compressor rooms: • are   located in the coolest location in the plant (but not freezing) •  have a good supply of clean, dry, and filtered ambient air, supplied by a well-designed and electronically controlled ventilation system •  have ducting connected directly on the exhaust output of the compressors to remove the heat •  have cross ventilation to remove radiant heat, and insulation on hot air ducts designed to protect air dryers and other • are   components like a wet receiver from hot conditions booster fans if ventilation air flows are • use   under the specification of the air compressors • have   ambient temperatures that never exceed 95ºF (35ºC) • if   excessive heat occurs, then secondary cooling of the compressed air is installed to protect the air dryer from overload • have   the air dryer sized for excess temperature to protect the dew point efficient airless drains located at all points • have   of water contamination, such as compressor after-cooler separators, wet receivers, filters, and refrigerant air dryers Taking care to correctly ventilate your air compressors and dryers can save you trouble during hot summer days. And don’t forget, if you heat your plant in winter, compressor heat recovery can save you thousands in seasonal fuel costs. 

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Routine and scheduled maintenance of hydraulic systems are vital to getting the most out of your Hitachi Mining Excavator. While maintenance plays the largest role in the prevention of unnecessary machine downtime, it can also expose the hydraulic system to high levels of contamination rapidly decreasing component longevity. The importance of contamination control is sometimes overlooked when performing maintenance due to incorrect practices being used.

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HITACHI MAKING CONTAMINATION CONTROL EASY Hitachi have packaged FlangeLock™ tool and caps specifically for Hitachi mining excavators. The Hitachi customised kits make sure no matter which component routine maintenance is being performed on, you will always have the exact number of FlangeLocks™* and caps to help reduce contamination. *Note: FlangeLocks™ are not to be used under pressure

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IC OPTIMIZERTM IN-LINE CONTROL VALVES Inserta® Products is pleased to announce the upcoming introduction of its ic (inline control) OptimizerTM valves. They are configurable for pressure, flow, and directional control functions, and are intended to be used with hydraulic circuits containing SAE 518 flange patterns. Valve assemblies for use with SAE J518-1, size 12 flanges, in fourteen different relief configurations, are planned to start shipping in September. The ic OptimizerTM consists of a main flanged assembly, and pilot sections that together dictate the overall function of the valve. Some of the potential functions include pilot operated, vented, and electro-proportional relief, pressure reducing, accumulator unloading, counterbalance, sequence, flow control, pilot operated check, and 2-way valves. These valves have favorable pressure override, overshoot, and reverse flow pressure drop characteristics. They ship complete. There are no additional valve bodies to purchase, or cavities to machine. Inlet and outlet flow paths share the same axis. They may be favorable alternatives over standard hydraulic cartridge or 2/2 slip-in logic elements in many applications The ic OptimizerTM metallic components are made from steel and ductile iron. Critical internal elements are hardened for long life. The introductory valve size has a nominal flow rating of 40 gpm and a maximum working pressure of 5000 psi, with higher flow capacities and maximum working pressures to be introduced in valves with larger flange sizes.

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Transforming OUR THINKING:

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS A VDT? By Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC

Ok, let me see a show of hands. How many of you are familiar with a turbocharger? Now keep the hands up so we can count. I see the NASCAR group is responding enthusiastically. Others seem to be a little hesitant. That’s ok. I will explain. A turbocharger is a device that is typically placed in the exhaust stream of a combustion engine. It consists of two impellers that are connected by a common shaft. The exhaust gas of the engine drives one impeller, which acts as an air motor. The connecting shaft turns the other impeller, which becomes an air pump/compressor. The inlet to the motor side of the turbocharger is from the engine exhaust. The inlet to the pump/ compressor is open to atmosphere. The outlet of the motor side is directed to atmosphere while the outlet of the pump/compressor is directed to the engine air intake. (See the Turbocharger Symbol) The dense, oxygen rich air improves combustion and increases the efficiency of the engine. 14

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This is a simplified explanation, but it serves a purpose. The point is that the otherwise wasted energy in the exhaust gas is now regenerated by driving the pump/compressor. The turbocharger functions as a displacement transformer. Relatively low pressure, oxygen depleted exhaust air is used to compress and drive oxygen rich air into the combustion chamber.

The turbocharger is a displacement device, but it is not a fixed or positive displacement device, whereas a pneumatic Fixed Displacement Transformer (FDT) is both fixed and positive. That means that the FDT has a specific flow rate (cm3 or in3) for each revolution. It also can receive or exhaust from any port, depending on the application. When placed in a circuit,

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it can be used for flow augmentation, flow dividing, flow combining, or pressure intensification. In figure 1, the circuit shows an example where a pneumatic FDT provides all four of those functions, responding to the pressure demands of the system. In the example, an FDT is used to control a compacting cylinder. Two pilot-controlled directional valves determine the flow paths in and out of the transformer. As the cylinder begins to extend, the resistive pressure is low so neither directional valve is shifted. The transformer functions as a flow augmenter, drawing air from the atmosphere. This air joins that which is coming from the receiver. The power entering the FDT must equal the power leaving the FDT and so the increase in flow produces a reduced pressure to the cylinder. As the pressure at the cylinder rises, the bottom directional valve is piloted to cancel the flow from the atmosphere and direct only the flow from the receiver to the cylinder. When the load pressure reaches the setting of the upper directional valve, it shifts and diverts a portion of the flow to atmosphere. This reduces the flow to the cylinder and intensifies the pressure. The FDT provides three discrete pressure and flow combinations with a constant flow from the source. The effect is that of a three-speed transmission. When the 4-way directional valve is shifted to retract the cylinder, the cylinder will retract at high speed if there is a low-pressure requirement. The circuit also works in an application with a pneumatic motor where there is a need for a high starting torque, then a diminishing running torque (see figure 2).

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However, despite its flexibility, the FDT is limited precisely because it has a fixed displacement. It can only provide a finite number of combinations. The Variable Displacement Transformer (VDT) is a modification of the FDT. One or more of the chambers has a variable displacement. It is this feature that makes it suitable for true power control. When combined with a variable flow source from a receiver, it provides a way to draw only the energy units needed for the actuator to do the work. It removes the need for restrictive flow and pressure controls while using the power demand to control the number of energy units drawn from the source. The VDT can be made up of a single fixed displacement motor connected to a variable displacement motor, or two variable displacement motors that are mechanically connected. Under development are several versions where there is a single rotating group with two displacement chambers, making for a more compact and versatile product (see figure 3). When the FDT is replaced with the VDT in the compacting circuit, we see that the VDT

makes a stepless transmission. As the load on the cylinder increases, the amount of air drawn from the atmosphere is diminished until it reaches zero. The pilot controlled directional valve shifts and the VDT becomes a pressure intensifier. The VDT sends a constant power to the cylinder by matching the flow to the pressure (see figure 4). Thinking differently about the way we transfer energy through fluids is critical for the future of the industry. Energy loss associated with velocity control has become the accepted cost of doing business. This does not need to be the case. The VDT is not just a novel idea that has no practical application. It has the potential to save billions of dollars in energy costs across the globe. Wherever there is an orifice used for velocity control, there is the potential for a VDT to eliminate the energy loss. ď Ź

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2019 ICUEE will feature the most comprehensive show ever including Eat & Learn Workshops, Field Classrooms, and a Disaster Simulation Lab, as well as the Diesel Progress Summit serving as a “preshow” on September 30, 2019. “ICUEE education sessions are a great way to conveniently ramp up the knowledge of your team,” said ICUEE Show Director John Rozum. “We’ve developed relevant programs and gathered leading experts to help you and your team stay informed and up to speed on the latest industry developments.” A two-mile Test Drive Zone highlights on-road equipment and technologies, and the indoor Demo Stage features interactive product demonstrations to complement extensive in-booth product demos. Attendees can operate equipment in job-like conditions and discuss product capabilities with company technical experts to

compare and choose what best meets their project needs. Targeted industry education and quality networking events will round out the show experience. As an added value, education participants earn Professional Development Hours credit. Attendees can also take advantage of industry certifications offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). Fluid power professionals can compare equipment, discuss specifications with tech experts and equipment designers, and identify business solutions that maximize productivity without sacrificing safety. More than 1,000 construction and utility leaders from over 50 countries will help utility and construction industry professionals from novice to veteran enhance their safety knowledge, increase efficiencies, and reduce downtime on the job. SEPTEMBER 2019

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Attendees will be able to see industry best practices illustrated firsthand with equipment on the show floor during new “field classroom” education sessions. These walk-around sessions will use the show floor instead of PowerPoint presentations to provide an overview on topics geared for those new to the industry. Ten 90-minute sessions will focus on aerial devices, fleet management, high-voltage transmission technology, horizontal directional drilling, and vacuum excavation. Professionals will also have more than 20 fast-paced 20-minute exhibitor presentations that will feature product innovations and best practices in action at this newly labeled Gold 100 trade show, a designation awarded in 2017 when the ICUEE was recognized as one of the fastest growing non-annual trade shows in number of exhibitors with a growth that surpassed 99.5% of all U.S. shows held in 2015.

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VISIT THE FOLLOWING FLUID POWER-RELATED EXHIBITORS For a complete list of all exhibiting manufacturers and their booths, visit www.icuee.com.

Anfield Industries....................................... 2916 ARGO-HYTOS............................................. 4809 Ashun Fluid Power Co., Ltd........................ 5306 Bailey International LLC............................ 2305 Bondioli & Pavesi........................................ 4532 C-Change, Inc............................................. 4166 CEJN North America.................................. 2460 Cervis, Inc.................................................... 4210 Chia Wang Oil Hydraulic Industrial Co. Ltd. ..................................................................... 5309 Chicago Pneumatic.................................... 3322 Coxreels.............................................. 4656 Delta Computer Systems, Inc.....................3021 Dinamic Oil North America....................... 2428 Dixon Quick Coupling................................ 4660 Donaldson Company................................. 4704 Dynamic Fluid Components..................... 5053 Dynatect Manufacturing........................... 3105 EZ Trac...................................................... N1048 Fabco Power, Inc......................................... 3140 FORCE America, Inc....................................4501 GS Global Resources, Inc........................... 3134 Hannay Reels, Inc........................................4921 HAWE Hydraulik................................ 2806 HBC-radiomatic......................................... 3552 Hengli America Corp.................................. 2963 HYDAC Technology Corp................... 2340 Hydro Leduc NA, Inc.................................. 4330 HY-PRO Filtration....................................... 4704 IMO USA Corp............................................ 2556 J.R. Merritt Controls, Inc............................ 2955 Kennametal, Inc......................................... 3107 Liftwell Hydraulics PVT. LTD..................... 5327 MP Filtri USA Inc........................................ 2755 Muncie Power Products............................. 3040 North American Hydraulics, NAHI LLC.... 3033 OEM Controls, Inc.............................. 3233 OEM Data Delivery............................. 3966 OTTO Engineering, Inc...................... 2859 Parker Hannifin Corp................................. 1826 Permco, Inc................................................. 3440 Piranha Hose Products..................... 4427 PQ Controls..................................................2761 Reelcraft Industries, Inc............................. 3006 RH Equipments (Robert Hydraulique, Inc.)..... ..................................................................... 4106 Rota Engineering........................................ 4159 Salami SPA.................................................. 4716 Schroeder Industries.................................. 2906 Slewmaster.................................................. 2313 Solida Hydraulic Hammer Tools............... 5214 Stauff Corporation.......................................2951 Stucchi USA................................................. 4409 Suco Technologies............................. 2651 Sun Hydraulics............................................ 3215 Sunfab Hydraulics.......................................3101

Texas Hydraulics and Oilgear.................... 2705 Thomas Magnete USA LLC........................ 3239 Vanair Manufacturing, Inc......................... L417 VIS HYDRAULICS SRL ................................4801 Vitillo USA................................................... 4458 West Craft Manufacturing...........................2321 Young Powertech, Inc........................ 1805 ZSI-FOSTER................................................ 5163 FPJ Advertisers are in Bold.

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INDUSTRY EDUCATION SESSIONS

Capitalize on your time at ICUEE by participating in convenient and relevant education sessions.

TUESDAY, OCT. 1 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD): Fundamentals of the Technology and Applications This session explores the fundamentals of installing underground utilities using Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) technology. This includes exposure to the various equipment, tooling, and locating equipment on a typical jobsite.

10:20 AM - 11:50 AM

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Introduction to Vacuum Excavating

Safely finding and seeing utilities underground remains a priority of utility and construction companies. If you have yet to adopt vacuum excavating or hydro excavating in your fleet and are interested in understanding the applications,

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equipment, and use cases this walking classroom will provide a basic overview for those new to its use in utility work and construction.

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Aerial Devices: Consider this view

This field classroom opportunity will allow you to see, touch, and understand aerial device products and their applications of usage. Through a guided tour around the show grounds, you will be shown the different types of distribution and transmission aerial equipment, while learning about how this equipment is utilized on a daily basis, in addition to becoming familiar with the critical support features and services necessary to run an efficient and productive fleet. Geared towards those new to aerial devices in the industry.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Equipment Hydraulics

There are many decisions to be considered when purchasing and maintaining equipment and they hydraulic systems play a crucial role. Time is money and your equipment’s hydraulic can system can work with your or against you. Through this walking classroom through the show floor understand how the hydraulic systems of equipment can work to achieve your utility and construction project goals. the variety of hydraulic systems • Understand   and the best applications for each. how to evaluate your companies needs • Learn   to select the right hydraulic system. key insights on a comprehensive main• Gain   tenance program and the best oil type for your work flow.

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:20 PM - 2:50 PM

The Business Model for Building and Maintaining a Smart Utility Infrastructure

Toolbox/Tailgate Talks

Location: B104 • Type: Workshop

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

• Hear   about the current status of our water and electric utility infrastructure. where the opportunities are to shift within • Learn   your business to address smart infrastructure. • Gain   insights on how to collect and use data to approach the opportunity.

Experience six brief safety talks that you can take immediately back to your team. Utilize resources that are easily available to you for visual and engaging toolbox/tailgate talks to reinforce your safety culture.

In the Ditches

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Underground Detection and Marking

Understand best practices for damage prevention and safety while constructing and maintaining underground utilities.

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Electrical Hazards and Equipment

An interactive walking talking visual tour of electrical concerns with job site equipment.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: B104 • Type: Workshop

Disaster Simulation Lab

1:40 PM - 3:10 PM

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

12:40 PM - 2:10 PM

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Whether a three foot or thirty foot trench is needed understanding best practices and regulations on trenching for utility construction is essential for you and your team.

Empower yourself to create cutting-edge disaster solutions from FEMA's first and former Chief Innovation Officer. When a current or future crisis presents acute problems, this session explore needs and teaches concepts that can create tailored and innovative solutions.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Location: B104 • Type: Workshop

Workforce Development - Generational Story The story title never seems to change, but the workforce coming through the pipeline is changing. Employers need to understand the opportunities for success in retaining and recruiting all generations of the workforce to

ensure their staying power. Join us for breakfast as workforce expert from Crescendo Strategies shares insights on how to assess what you are doing right and make small tweaks that will make an impact.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

In the Ditches

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9:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Safety Tech Trek

Check out the latest in technology to keep you and your team safe on the job.

9:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Fleet Management Overview

Understanding the professional connections that can lead you and your organization to

future growth is the first step in starting in & growing in the fleet management role. Join us for a walking classroom that will provide a close look at the life cycle of equipment, from acquisition to ownership to disposal. Attendees will learn how technology helps identify the need and type of equipment required (both vehicle and off-road), and whether they are getting the most out of their assets & resources.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Advanced Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD): Challenges and Good Practices for a Successful Installation This session probes deeper into some of the potential challenges of a Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) project and recommendations for proper planning to overcome these to achieve a successful installation. Understanding the importance of proper tooling and drilling fluid selection based on anticipated geological conditions as well as, locating technology and mapping tools for improved jobsite productivity and planning will be discussed.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: B104 • Type: Workshop

Disaster Simulation Lab

Empower yourself to create cutting-edge disaster solutions from FEMA's first and former Chief Innovation Officer. When a current or future crisis presents acute problems, this session explore needs and teaches concepts that can create tailored and innovative solutions. Using a proprietary three-step design process our speaker helps organizations understand the core issues and needs that are not being optimally addressed in a any given crisis, and become better prepared for sustainable resiliency.

10:20 AM - 11:50 AM

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Introduction to Vacuum Excavating

Safely finding and seeing utilities underground remains a priority of utility and construction companies. If you have yet to adopt vacuum excavating or hydro excavating in your fleet and are interested in understanding the applications, equipment, and use cases this walking classroom will provide a basic overview for those new to its use in utility work and construction.

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Aerial Devices: Consider this view

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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Equipment Hydraulics

There are many decisions to be considered when purchasing and maintaining equipment and they hydraulic systems play a crucial role. Time is money and your equipment’s hydraulic can system can work with your or against you. Through this walking classroom through the show floor understand how the hydraulic systems of equipment can work to achieve your utility and construction project goals. the variety of hydraulic systems • Understand   and the best applications for each. how to evaluate your companies needs • Learn   to select the right hydraulic system. key insights on a comprehensive main • Gain   tenance program and the best oil type for your work flow.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: B104 • Type: Workshop

Drone Panel: Effective Applications in Utility Industry

Hear from contractors and utility companies about how they are deploying drones to improve their operations. Gain insight on how the industry is changing with 5G, out of sight piloting, and integration of data into systems. From surveying, maintenance, inspection and AI cameras the opportunities continue to grow for the use of drones in construction and utility.

1:40 PM - 3:10 PM Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Electrical Hazards and Equipment An interactive walking talking visual tour of electrical concerns with job site equipment.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: B104 • Type: Workshop

Disaster Simulation Lab

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12:40 PM - 2:10 PM

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Underground Detection and Marking

Understand best practices for damage prevention and safety while constructing and maintaining underground utilities. Gain insight on electromagnetic (EM) tools and techniques to detect and mark clearly and accurately.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: W4 • Type: Field Classroom

Fleet Management Overview

Understanding the professional connections that can lead you and your organization to future growth is the first step in starting in & growing in the fleet management role. Join us for a walking classroom that will provide a close look at the life cycle of equipment, from acquisition to ownership to disposal. Attendees will learn how technology helps identify the need and type of equipment required (both vehicle and off-road), and whether they are getting the most out of their assets & resources.

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SEL E C T COMP ONEN T S FOR PNEUM AT IC S YS T EMS

SELECT COMPONENTS FOR PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS: Outcome 3.7: Size air receivers.

An air receivers serves many functions: as a pulsation dampener, as an air reservoir, and as an air conditioner. They also serve an important function, if properly designed, in that they reduce wear and tear on a compressor, the capacity control system, and the motor driving the compressor by preventing excessive compressor cycling.

As a pulsation dampener, the receiver allows the compressor to supply air at a constant and steady E C though T COMP ONEN T S FOR PNEUM IC receiver S YS T EMS AirSEL receivers serve many functions: as a pulsation dampener, as an air reservoir, and pressure at the outlet of the receiver, even the inlet pressure toAT the varies during each as an air conditioner. They also serve an important function, if properly designed, compression cycle. in that they reduce wear air and receivers. tear on a compressor, the capacity control system, Outcome 3.7: Size As an air reservoir, the receiver will and supply moredriving air for short periods time during peak periods of use the motor the compressor by of preventing excessive compressor cycling. An air receivers serves many functions: as a pulsation dampener, as an air reservoir, and as an air than the compressor can deliver. Thus, an air system demanding scfmif properly for several minutes may be wear and conditioner. They also serve an important 25 function, designed, in that they reduce tear on the capacity controlperiod system, of andtime. the motor the compressor by preventing supplied by a compressor delivering only 20a compressor, scfm, during the same Of driving course, there must excessive compressor cycling. also be time during the use cycle when air system demand is sufficiently less than 20 scfm, so that the a pulsation dampener, the receiver sufficiently less than 20 scfm, so that the air receiver volume to equal 1 gallon of compressor may build back an oversupply of airdampener, in the receiver thethenext time that demand As a pulsation the receiverfor allows compressor to supply air at a exceeds constant and steady allows the compressor to supply compressor may buildofback an oversupply volume perpressure every output cfm of air from pressure at the outlet the receiver, even though the inlet to the receiver varies during each supply.

SIZE AIR RECEIVERS

AS

compression cycle. air in the receiver for the next time that the compressor. For example, 30 cfm at air at a constant and steady pressure at the of demand supply. the compressor output require a of use outletreceiver of the receiver, though the The also even conditions airinlet by cooling it exceeds and removing condensed water through a drain inwould the bottom. As an air reservoir, the receiver will supply more air for short periods of time during peak periods than the compressor can deliver. Thus, air system demanding for several minutes may be The receiver also conditions airanby 30 gallon receiver.25 scfm pressure the receiversystem varies during each By Cool airtoimproves efficiency. removing water, components located downstream will be less likely supplied by a compressor delivering only 20 scfm, during the same period of time. Of course, there must cooling it and removing condensed the required receiver size, compression cycle. to deteriorate due to the formation of rust and corrosion. also be time during the use cycle whenwater air system Calculating demand is sufficiently less air than 20 scfm, so that the compressor may in build an oversupply of air and in the forthe thesizing, next time that demand As an air reservoir, the receiver will supply through toreceiver optimize requires deter- exceeds a drain theback bottom. Thereairare several methods used to supply. size receiver, from specifically calculated volume, toorrules of more for short periods of time during Coolan airair improves system efficiency. mining the desired dwell time unloading thumb. A commonly accepted industry practice is to size the air receiver volume to equal 1 gallon of volume The receiver also conditions air by cooling it and removing condensed water through a drain in the bottom. peak periods of use than the compressor By removing water, components located time of the compressor, as well as deterCool air improves system efficiency. By removing water, components located downstream will be less likely per every output cfm of air from the compressor. For example, 30 cfm at the compressor output would can deliver. Thus, an air system demand- downstream to deteriorate mining the maximum required air flow. to deterioratewill duebe toless the likely formation of rust and corrosion. require a 30 gallon receiver. ing 25 scfm for several minutes may be due to the formation of rust and corrosion. The minimum satisfactory operating There are several methods used to size an air receiver, from specifically calculated volume, to rules of supplied by a compressor delivering only ThereAare severalaccepted methods used practice to size is to pressure must be known astowell. thumb. commonly industry size thedetermining air receiver volume equal 1 gallon of volume Calculating the required air receiver size, and to optimize the sizing, requires the desired perair every output cfm specifically of air from the compressor. For example, 30 cfm at the compressor output would 20 scfm, during the same period of time. an receiver, from calculated dwell time or unloading time of the compressor, as receiver. well as determining the maximum required air flow. require a 30 gallon Of course, there must also be time during volume, to must rules ofbe thumb. A commonly The minimum satisfactory operating pressure known as well. Calculatingindustry the required air receiver size, the and to THE optimize the sizing,TO requires determining the use cycle when air system demand is accepted practice is to size EQUATION DETERMINE ISthe desired

The equation to determine:

Eq. 3.7

V =

t • Q • pa (p1 − p2 )

dwell time or unloading time of the compressor, as well as determining the maximum required air flow. The minimum satisfactory operating pressure must be known as well.

V = volume of receiver The equation ft3 to determine: V = volume of receiver m3 t = desired dwell time in min. t =ofdesired time Vin=min. V = volume receiver ftdwell volume of receiver mCalculating 3 3 3 time inair t = desired time in min. t = desired dwell min. Q = required air flow for operations scfm Q = dwell required air flow for operations receiver m /min. 3 t • Q • p Q = required air flow for operations scfm Q = required air flow for operations Eq. m /min. V = psi volume pa = atmospheric pressure p = atmospheric pressure a bar, MPa 3.7 p = atmospheric pressure p = atmospheric pressure (p − p ) a psi a bar, MPa needed. p1 = maximum receiver pressure psi p1 = maximum p1 =maximum receiver pressure receiver pressure p1 =maximum receiver pressure bar, MPa psi bar, MPa receiver pressure p2 =minimum receiver pressure bar, MPa p2 = minimum receiver pressure psi p2 = minimum p2 =minimum receiver pressure psi bar, MPa a

1

2

Calculating air receiver volume needed.

For example, if the required maximum system air flow rate is 500 scfm (850 m3/hr) at sea level (14.7

3/hr) at For example, if the required maximum systemthe airdesired flowdwell ratetime is for 500 scfm (850 munloaded sea levelthe (14.7 psia/0.1MPa), the compressor to be is 10 seconds, starting receiver Sometimes it is advantageous to install pressure is 110 psig (0.76 MPa), and the minimum operating pressure is 102 psig receiver (0.7 MPa) then what psia/0.1MPa), the desired dwell time for the compressor to be unloaded is 10 seconds, the starting receiver volume is required? For example, if the required maximum a secondary air receiver within the system. pressure is 110 psig (0.76 MPa), and the minimum operating pressure is 102 psig (0.7 MPa) then what t •Q• p systemvolume air flow rate is 500 scfm (850 The advantage of installing a secondary tank V = receiver is required? a

m3/hr) at sea level (14.7 psia/0.1MPa),

t • Q • pa time for the compresV =the desired dwell sor is 10 seconds, the (pto1 be − punloaded ) 2

(p1 − p2 )

Imperial Units:

V =

starting receiver pressure is 110 psig Metric Units: (0.76 MPa), and the minimum oper0.17 • 14.2 • 0.1 0.17 • 500 • 14.7 V =3 =ating pressure is 102 psig (0.7VMPa), = 156.2ft (0.76 − 0.7) then what receiver volume is required? (110 − 102)

Imperial Units:

V

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V = 156.2ft

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V = 4.02m

Note: conversion factor of cubic ft. to a cubic meter is that 1 cubic ft = 35.315 cubic meters.

Metric Units:

Note: conversion factor of cubic ft. to a cubic meter is that 1 cubic ft = 35.315

0.17 • 14.2 • 0.1 V =cubic meters. (0.76 − 0.7)

at a location where a higher flow rate may be required on an intermittent basis is that if an intermittent process can be averaged out (which an air tank will do), the instantaneous requirement of the compressed air system is reduced. This will help to minimize excessive compressor cycling. 

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V = 4.02m

ENERGY TIP: Sizing an air receiver too Study Manual small will lead to excessive cycling of the• compressor and higher operational and maintenance costs.

03/09/18 06/08/17

Note: conversion factor of cubic ft. to a cubic meter is that 1 cubic ft = 35.315 cubic meters.

TEST YOUR SKILLS

An important function of an air receiver is to: a. Add humidity to the air. 3 - 20 • Pneumatic Specialist Certification b. Increase cycle time of an actuator. c. Increase the inlet flow to the compressor.

d Help condition the air.Study Manual • 03/09/18 06/08/17 e. Ensure that the compressor runs continuously and therefore removes need for capacity control.

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ADVANTAGES OF HYDRAULIC CONDITIONING UNITS

By Tommy Williams, Product Manager, AKG Thermal Systems

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et Kits (or wet line kits) are kits put into trucks or agriculture equipment that have a Power Take Off (PTO). A PTO receives energy from a power source, such as a running engine, and transmits it to an application, such as an attached implement or separate machines. A variety of applications use these conditioning and cooling units including chemical transports, crude oil transports, CO2 delivery trucks, food transports, LP gas transports/bobtails, maintenance trucks, water trucks, utility and agriculture equipment, bulk feed trucks, and vacuum trucks. A hydraulic conditioning unit (HCU) is designed to be quiet, lightweight, and compact to meet the demanding needs of today’s market. Typically reservoir volume, for the applications previously mentioned, is equal to 1-1/2 to 2 times the total pump flow. If you have a 25 gpm (gallons per minute) pump, the reservoir size will typically be 38 to 50 gallons. Hydraulic oil weighs 7.3 lbs per gallon, and a 50-gallon steel reservoir weighs 157 lbs dry, plus 365 lbs of oil creates a total weight of 522 lbs. Reservoirs have natural heat radiating capability. In real life, limited mounting areas, exposure in direct sun, and 30

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FIG. 1: Wet kits or wet line kits are equipped with a Power Take Off.

poor air circulation result in reduced heat dissipation. Exposure to direct sun can cause the reservoir to absorb heat, causing the oil temperature to rise above a safe working temperature. Replacing the reservoir with the cooler will save fuel because of reduced weight and the longevity of the hydraulic systems will last longer by conditioning and keep the oil cool. Trucks install many accessories, like booms or cranes, and the truck’s PTO activates the wet kits’ hydraulic pump. Then heat begins to generate in the hydraulic system requiring a large reservoir or a cooling package. Without adding an auxiliary heat exchanger, the temperature in a reservoir system will continually rise with use. A long idle period may be necessary for the oil to cool, resulting in lost time. The HCU is designed to fit in very tight spaces conveniently mounted on the frame rail. The narrow profile is also designed to condition and cool for a wide array of applications, such as: • chemicals • compressed gasses • food grade • crude oil • vacuum pumps • combo drive • bulk feed trucks • liquid transports

FIG. 2: Performance for the HCU series oil coolers show listed performance curves are based on ISO VG 32 oil @ 80ºF ETD.

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New Fluid Power Reference Handbook to be Released in 2020

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THE IFPS IS in the process of developing a new Fluid Power Reference Handbook. The ultimate resource for hydraulic, pneumatic, and motion control professions will include: • Full-color   graphics • ISO   1219 Compliant Symbology • Color-coded   Table of Contents and Index • Glossary   of Terms • Troubleshooting   Algorithms • General   Safety Guidelines

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Certification Review Training In-house Review Training – an IFPS Accredited Instructor will come to your company (minimum 10 individuals) HYDRAULIC SPECIALIST (HS) CERTIFICATION REVIEW Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details September 16-19, 2019 - Mukwonago, WI - Wanke@msoe.edu | Written test: September 19, 2019 September 16-19, 2019 - Maumee, OH - Hydraulicstraining@eaton.com | Written test: September 20, 2019 September 17-20, 2019 - Charlette, NC - Tls@hydeparkpartners.us | Written test: September 20, 2019 November 4-7, 2019 - Eden Prairie, MN - Hydraulicstraining@eaton.com | Written test: November 8, 2019   ELECTRONIC CONTROLS (ECS) CERTIFICATION REVIEW Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details October 1-3, 2019 - Fairfield, OH - Info@cfcindustrialtraining.com  | Written test: October 4, 2019   PNEUMATIC SPECIALIST (PS) CERTIFICATION REVIEW Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details December 3-6, 2019 - Fairfield, OH - Info@cfcindustrialtraining.com  | Written test: December 6, 2019   CONNECTOR & CONDUCTOR (CC) CERTIFICATION REVIEW Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details November 6-7, 2019 - Fairfield, OH - Info@cfcindustrialtraining.com  | Written and JP test: November 8, 2019 MOBILE HYDRAULIC MECHANIC (MHM) CERTIFICATION REVIEW Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details Online Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic Certification Review (for written test) offered through Info@cfcindustrialtraining.com. This course takes you through all chapters of the MHM Study Manual (6.5 hours) and every outcome to prepare you for the written MHM test. Members receive 20% off. (Test fees are additional - separate registration required.)   INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC MECHANIC (IHM) CERTIFICATION Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details August 26-28, 2019 - Fairfield, OH - CFC Industrial Training | Written and JP test: August 29, 2019   INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC TECHNICIAN (IHT) CERTIFICATION REVIEW TRAINING Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details Call for dates. Phone: 513-874-3225 - CFC Industrial Training, Fairfield, Ohio   MOBILE HYDRAULIC TECHNICIAN (MHT) CERTIFICATION REVIEW TRAINING Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details Call for dates. Phone: 513-874-3225 - CFC Industrial Training, Fairfield, Ohio   PNEUMATIC TECHNICIAN (PT) and PNEUMATIC MECHANIC CERTIFICATION REVIEW TRAINING Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details Call for dates. Phone: 513-874-3225 - CFC Industrial Training, Fairfield, Ohio   JOB PERFORMANCE (JP) TRAINING Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details Online Job Performance Review - CFC Industrial Training offers online JP Reviews which includes stations 1-6 of the IFPS mechanic and technician job performance tests. Members may e-mail askus@ifps.org for a 20% coupon code off the list price or get the code in our Members Only area for the entire IFPS Job Performance Review; test not included. LIVE DISTANCE LEARNING JOB PERFORMANCE STATION REVIEW Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details E-mail Info@cfcindustrialtraining.com for information.

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Hydraulic Conditioning Unit AKG • CIRCLE 193

HYDRAULIC CONDITIONING UNIT

FALL

LITERATURE REVIEW HITACHI FLANGELOCK AND CAP KITS AVAILABLE TM

Part number

Part description

Applicable machines

Number of parts

SWINGFLGLCK2062

Swing hose FlangeLockTM kit

EX3600, EX5600, EX8000

16 x 2062U - red FlangeLockTM

6.7

SWINGCAP2062 TM

Swing circuit cap kit

EX3600, EX5600, EX8000

16 x 2062 - cap

4.5

TRAVELFLGLCK2462

Travel hose FlangeLockTM kit

EX3600, EX5600, EX8000

16 x 2462U - purple FlangeLockTM

7.7

TRAVELCAP2462

Travel circuit cap kit

EX3600, EX5600, EX8000

16 x 2462 - cap

6.4

HITACHI FLANGELOCK AND CAP KITS AVAILABLE

Experience – Inventory – Manufacturing ALLEGHENY YORK • CIRCLE 194

Part number

Part description

SWINGFLGLCK2062

Swing hose FlangeLockTM kit

EX3600, EX5600, EX8000 FRONTATTCAP326162

EX3600, EX5600, EX8000 BOOMARCHFLGLCK3262

SWINGCAP2062

Swing circuit cap kit

TRAVELFLGLCK2462

Travel hose FlangeLockTM kit

TRAVELCAP2462

Travel circuit cap kit

FRONTATTFLGLCK326162

Front attachment FlangeLockTM kit

FRONTATTCAP326162

Front attachment cap kit

AKG Thermal Systems has developed a Hydraulic Conditioning Unit (HCU35) to install on truck frame rails. AKG Thermal Systems will offer three fan motor options to assist the trucking fleets in suiting there rigors and needs for any applications. The engineered driven HCU35 has taken into account leak points, installation, and power supply for proper performance.

Front attachment Number of parts FlangeLockTM kit

Applicable machines FRONTATTFLGLCK326162

Weight (kg) EX3600, EX5600, EX8000

Weight (kg)

Learn more at www.akgts.com

TM

14 x 3262U - black FlangeLock 4 x 3261U - black & silver FlangeLockTM

8.9

Save Time • Save Money • Save Labor • Save Oil 16 x 2062U - red FlangeLockTM Front attachment cap kit

6.7 EX3600, EX5600, EX8000

14 x 3262 - cap 4 x 3261 - cap

Boom arch hose 16 x 2062 - cap FlangeLockTM kit

4.5 EX3600, EX5600, EX8000

20 x 3262U - black FlangeLockTM

9.5

9.9

FLANGELOCK • CIRCLE 195

16 x 2462U - purple FlangeLockTM 7.7 Boom arch hose cap kit EX3600, EX5600, EX8000

EX3600, EX5600, EX8000 BOOMARCHCAP3262 EX3600, EX5600, EX8000

16 x 2462 - cap

20 x 3262 - cap

11.3

6.4

CONTAMINATION CONTROL 14 x 3262U - black FlangeLock

TM

8.9 EX3600,and EX5600, EX8000 maintenance of hydraulic systems Routine scheduled 4 x 3261U - black & silver FlangeLockTM are vital to getting the most out of your Hitachi Mining Excavator. While maintenance plays the largest role in the prevention of unnecessary machine downtime, it can also expose the hydraulic system TM 14 x 3262 - cap EX5600,ofEX8000 9.5 toEX3600, high levels contamination rapidly decreasing component longevity. The importance of contamination control is sometimes 4 x 3261 - cap overlooked when performing maintenance due to incorrect practices being used.

FlangeLock Stops Leaking Hydraulic Lines. Allegheny York is your one stop shop for THE ULTIMATE THE FLANGELOCK TOOL AND CIRCUIT BLANKING CAPS • No Tools Required seal selection. Over 23,500 Line Items CONTAMINATION CONTROL TOOL • No Expensive Hardware Needed in stock, 98% fill rate, we’ll helpCONTAMINATION your CONTROL HITACHI MAKING CONTAMINATION CONTROL EASY • No more Rags stuffed into hoses hydraulic repair jobs run more smoothly Hitachi have packaged FlangeLock tool and caps specifically for Hitachi mining excavators. The Hitachi customised kits make sure no matter which component routine maintenance is being performed on, you will always have the exact • No more messy Plastic Caps and efficiently. We manufacture and number of FlangeLocks * and caps to help reduce contamination. THE FLANGELOCK TOOL AND CIRCUIT BLANKING CAPS *Note: FlangeLocks are not to be used under pressure • The Ultimate Contamination Control Tool distribute; standard and custom seals, • One hand Installation OEM and custom seal kits, gaskets, HITACHI MAKING CONTAMINATION CONTROL EASY Hitachi have packaged FlangeLock tool and caps specifically for Hitachi mining excavators. The Hitachi customised kits make sure no matter which component routine maintenance is being performed on, you will always have the exact • Eliminate Hydraulic Oil Spills & Clean up O-rings, packings, oil seals, and more. number of FlangeLocks * and caps to help reduce contamination. *Note: FlangeLocks are not to be used under pressure • Quick Installation & Ease of Usage We also injection and compression mold • Industry Acclaimed plastic and rubber parts. Call you local Hitachi Muswellbrook representative • Safe fororPersonnel & Environment the branch on 02 6541 6300 for more information. • 50% Reduction of Labor Costs Allegheny York • 100% Made in USA 3995 N. George St. Ext. Call you local Hitachi Muswellbrook representative or Manchester, PA 17345 the branch on 02 6541 6300 for more information. FlangeLock Tel: 717.266.6617 • Fax: 888.496.7526 203.861.9400 • sales@flangelock.com www.AlleghenyYork.com www.flangelock.com Boom arch hose FlangeLockTM kit

BOOMARCHFLGLCK3262

EX3600, EX5600, EX8000

20 x 3262U - black FlangeLockTM

9.9

™ ™ The FlangeLock tool and caps are20thex 3262 ultimate EX3600, EX5600, EX8000 - cap contamination control 11.3 tools for protecting your hydraulic system. The FlangeLock allows for the simple sealing of open hydraulic flanges without tools while the caps can be bolted in place of a flange connection. Easy on, easy off, they offer a leak-proof solution to hydraulic systems and environmental cleanliness. FlangeLock™ tools and caps stop the mess. Routine and scheduled maintenance of hydraulic systems are vital to getting the most out of your Hitachi Mining Excavator. While maintenance plays the largest role in the prevention of unnecessary machine downtime, it can also expose the hydraulic system ™ to high levels of contamination rapidly decreasing component longevity. The importance of contamination control is sometimes overlooked when performing maintenance due to incorrect practices being used.

BOOMARCHCAP3262

Boom arch hose cap kit

™ ™ protecting your hydraulic system. The FlangeLock The FlangeLock™ tool and caps are the ultimate contamination control tools for allows for the simple sealing of open hydraulic flanges without tools while the caps can be bolted in place of a flange connection. Easy on, easy off, they offer a leak-proof solution to hydraulic systems and environmental cleanliness. FlangeLock™ tools and caps stop the mess.

A10V Piston Pumps

HYDAC Accumulators Applications Guide

FLUIDYNE FLUID POWER • CIRCLE 196

FluiDyne Fluid Power provides replacement A10V Piston pumps to distributors and OEMs all around the world. These high quality pumps come with a full range of options including seals, mountings, shafts, compensators, thru-drives, etc. Most pumps ship same day or next with 18 month warranty. Call, email or chat…we’re ready to help. FluiDyne Fluid Power 586.296.7200 sales@fluidynefp.com www.fluidynefp.com

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HYDAC’s Accumulators Applications Guide is an indispensable resource for determining which type of accumulator is best for your application. It provides accumulator guidelines, a functional review and discovery questions for mobile, industrial and process applications. Dozens of examples are cited for your reference. Get your copy today! www.HYDAC-NA.com www.HYDAC.com

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Hydrapulse Electro-Hydraulic Smart Pumps

Hydraulex Product Line Overview

HYDRAPULSE • CIRCLE 198

HYDRAULEX • CIRCLE 199

PRODUCT CATALOG

Electro-Hydraulic Smart Pumps

Hydrapulse Smart Pumps make adding electro-hydraulics simple. We integrate the pump, motor, and motor controller into one compact efficient unit. We offer 1.5kW units available for 12, 24 or 48 vdc electrical systems, and larger units up to 30kW for high voltage DC systems such as hybrids, zero emission vehicles, and industrial applications. Hydrapulse, driving the future of fluid power. Hydrapulse www.hydrapulse.com info@hydrapulse.com +1 916-245-9660

We re-freshed our company line card into a more informative and better looking document. It covers our aftermarket product line (Genuine Metaris) and all of the manufacturers that we stock reman units for, supply replacement parts for, or provide repair services for. View or download it by visiting our website at www.hydraulex.com. Hydraulex Toll Free: 800.422.4279 • Tel: 586.949.4240 Email: sales@hydraulex.com www.hydraulex.com or www.ahx1.com

A Complete Line of Thermoplastic Hydraulic Hose & Fittings

Compressed Air Filtration

KURIYAMA OF AMERICA, INC. • CIRCLE 200

LA-MAN CORPORATION • CIRCLE 201

A Kuriyama Group Company

A Complete Line of Thermoplastic Hydraulic / Specialty Hoses & Fittings

EDITION 0418

THE ASSOCIATION FOR HOSE AND ACCESSORIES DISTRIBUTION

Piranhaflex™ Thermoplastic Hydraulic Hoses are available with orange non-conductive REACH compliant, non-pin pricked covers. 100R7 hoses are ideal for hydraulic oil and lubrication lines in fork trucks, utility equipment, cherry pickers and boom trucks. 100R8 hose is for higher working pressure use, 2,250 to 5,000 psi in construction and agricultural equipment. 100R18 hoses provide 3,000 psi constant pressure for man lifts and hydraulic tools. Product web site link: https://bit.ly/2OGvX2Q Virtual Catalog link: https://kuriyama.com/ catalogs/Piranhaflex-Catalog/ 360 E. State Parkway • Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 755-0360 • Fax: (847) 885-0996 sales@kuriyama.com • www.kuriyama.com

Brochure offers a comprehensive overview of the company’s complete line of compressed air filtration products. Highlighted is the patented family of Extractor/Dryers. These two-stage, point of use filters remove contaminates to a 5-micron rating with flow ranges of 15 to 2,000 scfm. Additional products available include the SuperStar Membrane Dryer, .01 Micron Filter, Refrigerated Extractor/ Dryer, and much more. La-Man Corporation 800.348.2463 www.laman.com

Hydraulic Flanges and Components

Adjustable Length Liquid Level Gages

MAIN MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS • CIRCLE 202

OIL-RITE CORPORTATION • CIRCLE 203

New 120 page catalog includes popular styles of MAIN Manufacturing’s extensive offering of carbon and stainless Hydraulic Flanges and Components – ready for immediate shipment. Metric ordering information, weld specs, and dimensional information included. The “Quick Reference Guide” helps specify less popular items often stocked or quickly manufactured (generally 3-4 days) at our US plant. MAIN Manufacturing Products, Inc. Grand Blanc, MI 800.521.7918; FAX: 810.953.1385 E-mail: info@mainmfg.com Web: www.mainmfg.com/fpj

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www.oilrite.com features a unique product under “Liquid Level Gages”. The proprietary design accommodates difficult tank installations with up to ½” of variance in the distance between mounting holes. The adjustment is made by hand with no tools or disassembly required. Constructed with durable nylon. Made in the USA.

(920) 682-6173 sales@oilrite.com www.oilrite.com

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OTTO Controls Material Handling Brochure

Product Specifications

OTTO CONTROLS • CIRCLE 204

ROTOR CLIP COMPANY, INC. • CIRCLE 205

Rotor Clip's Product Specification catalog lists full engineering specifications for tapered section retaining rings, constant section rings, spiral rings, wave springs and hose clamps in inch and metric configurations. Also features installation tools for rings and hose clamps. Includes a section on load capacity and other retaining ring formulas, as well as other technical information on Rotor Clip products.

OTTO Controls designs and manufactures precision switches, grips, joysticks, and operator control modules for the most demanding applications including a broad range of standard and unique products from traditional snap action switches to Hall effect technology, USB, PWM, CAN and J1939 communication protocols. In business for nearly 60 years, OTTO Control’s products perform in the toughest industries where high performance is essential. OTTO Controls 847-428-7171 info@ottoexcellence.com www.otto-controls.com/en/literature

Did You Know….

SUPER SWIVELS • CIRCLE 206

ULTRA CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES • CIRCLE 207

Super Swivels Phone: 763.784.5531 Fax: 763.784.7423 Website: www.superswivels.com

PRODUCT CATALOG

TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

Clean Easy

Seal Easy

Contamination Control Systems Hose, Tube, Pipe Cleaning & Sealing

That 80% of hydraulic system failures can be attributed to contaminated oil? The Ultra Clean System eliminates rubber and metal particles from the cutting, crimping, bending & flaring processes of hydraulic hose and tube assemblies. Contamination will cause premature wear and tear that causes system failure. The Clean Seal System protects clean hose and tube assemblies by utilizing heat-shrink technology which seals the end of the hose or tube. Keeping unwanted contamination out. Ultra Clean Technologies 800.791.9111 • Int'l +1 856.451.2176 E-mail: sales@ultracleantech.com

Your Cylinder Source

Helical Hydraulic Rotary Actuators

YATES INDUSTRIES, INC. • CIRCLE 208

YOUNG POWERTECH INC. • CIRCLE 209

Yates Industries, Inc. 23050 Industrial Dr. E. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 Ph: 586.778.7680 Fax: 586.778.6565

SEPTEMBER 2019

Vol. 18, Issue 1

Hydraulic Live Swivels Catalog Inline and 90° hydraulic live swivels. Available in sizes from 1/8" to 2-1/2", rated to 10,000 PSI, heat treated, superior quality alloy steel, chrome or stainless steel ball bearings, withstands heavy side loads, burnished (micro smooth) barrel bores, Viton®, Aflas®, or Teflon® encapsulated seals, zinc or nickel plated, available in 304 and 440 stainless steel, full flow - low pressure drop, rebuilding kits available.

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All Designs, All Sizes, One Result. Yates Cylinders – an ISO-9001:2015 company with facilities in Michigan, Alabama and Georgia – is your top-quality supplier for all cylinder applications. Hydraulic, pneumatic, NFPA, mill grade, or custom engineering – you name it, Yates can handle it. Complete catalog available. We also maintain an unmatched repair program used by the biggest names in the American Industry. Yates Georgia Yates Alabama 7750 The Bluffs 55 Refreshment Place Austell, GA 30168 Decatur, AL 35601 Ph: 678.355.2240 Ph: 256.351.8081 Fax: 678.355.2241 Fax: 256.351.8571

Now available in many sizes and design. An extremely high quality and performance actuators used in hundreds of applications and are available with cantilever, straddle and clevis mount now available in stock or short time delivery at Young Powertech. Combined with a wide range of mechanical and hydraulic components we can offer more and better solutions for your applications. Young Powertech Inc. 610-558-0760 info@youngpowertech.com www.youngpowertech.com

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ENSURING PROPER

MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR in Projects Involving an Elevated Height

A

By Donald Chilton, Director of Product Management for MANN+HUMMEL and its WIX Filters Brand

ny project that requires maintenance and repair at an elevated height may require a hydraulic system that can safely raise workers to the correct level for maintenance. A truck with a skylift, for example, may be the only way to access a tall building, electrical line, or wind turbine. These types of systems depend on hydraulic fluids to power many of their critical functions, such as platform lift, reach and

leveling – no mean feat when you consider the size, scope and materials of the truck, and its lift. Trucks with skylifts are made of incredibly massive, heavy pieces of steel that include crane-mounted beds with cranes that can measure 60 feet long and are capable of lifting a person hundreds of feet into the air. Ensuring these machines operate at peak capacity is crucial, and ensuring the safety of those on them is of utmost importance.

ONE OF THE FACTORS IN ENSURING COMPLETE SAFETY IS PROPER FILTRATION OUTFITTING. Skylift trucks require filters that will last and adapt to the trucks’ powerfully intense jobs and the incredibly rugged and dirty environments in which they operate. Heavy-duty hydraulic filters help ensure that fluids are kept clean, so that equipment dependent on those fluids can operate safely and efficiently. If contaminants such as dirt, dust or metal shavings pass through an engine, the engine will be damaged, potentially halting the entire system and operation. As these skylifts are frequently chasing various projects, it’s important to ensure these impurity levels are minimal no matter where the project is located. Filtration plays a critical role in protecting the system, as well as the lives of those individuals using the equipment. "Proper filtration is important because some projects, like wind farms, are not always in the most “urban” environments. The last thing you want is a hydraulic system breakdown in the air because someone used the wrong part or wrong micron rated filter in the equipment." These heavy-duty skylift vehicles frequently house both a primary and a secondary hydraulic system for safety purposes, with many trucks requiring three filters per hydraulic system – suction line filters, pressure line filters, and return line filters. In addition to the truck’s filtration system, some elevated projects themselves, such as wind turbines, require their own hydraulic systems. With both, maintenance is key.

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Proper Filtration Also Contributes to Better Business Practice.

"Trucks with skylifts need to have reliable and safe operation, and they also need experts that can identify the needs for each filtration point. You will find filtration products that come in many micron sizes from 3 to 150 depending on the need of the equipment and location."

By outfitting their machines with the right filters, business owners are able to lower their long-term costs by extending maintenance intervals without sacrificing performance. Optimizing these change intervals extends the life of fleets and helps to ensure optimum uptime, ultimately saving both time and money. In addition, equipping machines such as skylifts with filters that have been tested and proven to withstand off-highway conditions ensures both machine efficiency and, most importantly, the safety of all involved. 

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HEAT EXCHANGER FOULING By Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers

When handling difficult materials, such as sewage sludge or corrosive chemicals, heat exchangers can be particularly susceptible to fouling. Having previously looked at the general issue and different types of fouling which may be experienced, it is also useful to look at some of the specific fouling situations encountered by our engineering teams. Fouling can generally be divided into one of four categories: chemical fouling (including scaling), biological fouling, deposition (or sedimentation) fouling, and corrosion fouling. In all cases, prevention is better than cure, but as each of these different types of fouling is caused by a different combination of chemical and physical reactions, prevention will take different forms. The following paragraphs describe some of the most common types of fouling we encounter and the best methods of prevention, but it is by no means an exhaustive list. 40

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CHEMICAL FOULING

CHEMICAL FOULING

SCALING

STRUVITE

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Struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate) is a phosphate mineral which often precipitates in urine (it is the material that forms kidney stones), particularly in humans and animals which have plant-based diets (which are high in magnesium) or which are infected with ammonia-producing organisms. Struvite can be a particular problem in sewage and wastewater treatment, especially systems which include anaerobic digestion as this releases ammonium and phosphate. Struvite forms a hard scale on many surfaces, including inside pipe and heat exchangers. The same considerations which apply to chemical fouling and scaling also apply to preventing struvite formation in heat exchangers. Keeping water temperatures below 65°C will help prevent struvite formation, as will restricting the amount of phosphorus added to the digester. Struvite can often be physically removed, and as struvite is a valuable mineral, many wastewater plants and businesses are looking into commercial struvite recovery.

Limescale is the most familiar chemical fouling agent, as for many of us it builds up in our kettles and pipework. In industrial applications, scaling is particularly problematic where cooling water has a high mineral content. Symptoms include the classic “limescale” building up inside the heat exchanger (and usually the whole water line, including pipes and pumps), although local factors and different minerals will result in a different appearance. Prevention takes the form of chemical dosing of the water (for example with salt or acid for "hard" water), and chemical agents are required for cleaning or removal.

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VIVIANITE Vivianite (ferrous phosphate) is a particular problem where ferric chloride (also known as pickle liquor) is added to sludge to control hydrogen sulfide (H2S) emissions. When water temperatures are too high this can lead to the deposition of a hard blue/ green material (vivianite) on the heat exchanger surface. As with struvite, keeping water temperatures below 65°C will help prevent vivianite formation, as will carefully controlling the chemicals added to the sludge stream, although this is usually determined by other factors. Cleaning is very difficult, often relying on the use of hydrochloric acid solutions, which may not be compatible with the materials used in heat exchanger and system construction.

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ALGAE Algal fouling is particularly encountered where untreated river or canal water is used for cooling. Environmental regulations prevent the use of chemical additives and also limit the temperature increase, so algae quickly grow in what is an ideal environment. Using high velocities or even scraped surface heat exchangers can prevent fouling, as can the use of construction materials such as copper or brass. A regular cleaning regime is usually necessary.

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ZEBRA MUSSELS Zebra mussels are an invasive species which is found across the world. They are now established in fresh water bodies in the South East of England and are found in sewers and sewage treatment works. They enter pipework as larvae, then colonize and grow – in the worst cases, hundreds of tonnes of mussels have been removed from some water treatment works. They are relatively uncommon in heat exchangers, and can be controlled by keeping the velocity of the fluid through the exchanger above 2 m/s to prevent larvae attaching, and by regular flushing.

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Struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate) is one of the most commonly encountered fouling agents. Companies, such as Ostara, recover it as a valuable nutrient for reuse.

In some wastewater treatment sites, final filtered effluent (FFE) taken after the filter press is used as a free cooling medium. However, due to the high level of biological material contained in FFE, it has a high fouling potential and fouling can quickly occur, depending on the exact nature of both the FFE and the heat exchanger design. UV treatment of the FFE can help to reduce the biological load, and therefore the potential for fouling, but cleaning normally relies on caustic cleaning-in-place (CIP) systems. It is therefore important to specify heat exchangers and other equipment that can cope with such caustic cleaning materials.

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DEPOSITION FOULING

SEDIMENT DEPOSITION FOULING

BURN-ON Burn-on occurs where the water temperature is too high, causing the sediments (particularly organic materials) to become baked on to the tube wall(s). It often occurs where a malfunction has arisen, for example heating has continued while product flow has stopped, resulting in overheating of the material. Burn-on can be reduced by good design of the overall system and interlocking the controls for both water and sludge pumps, so that if one stops, so does the other one. Control of the water temperature (ideally keeping it below 80°C) will also help prevent burn-on. Where it occurs it can usually be removed by physical or chemical cleaning.

This is the most common type of heat exchanger fouling and is caused by particulates in the treated fluid settling out on the surface of the heat exchanger. It will usually be prevented by good heat exchanger design and choosing the right heat exchanger for the job. For example, making sure that the fluid has sufficient velocity and pressure, the use of corrugated tubes, which can prevent sedimentation, and scraped-surface heat exchangers, which continually remove sedimentation are equally encouraged.

CORROSION FOULING This usually occurs in specific circumstances where either the material being treated or the construction of the heat exchanger itself is particularly susceptible to corrosion. For example, aluminum and copper can be highly reactive and frequently suffers from galvanic corrosion or the formation of oxides on the tube surface where they have been used for the manufacture of heat exchanger tubes. Using a material which is resistant to such corrosion, yet maintains good thermal transfer properties will overcome most of these issues. Good system design, for example to regularly remove grit, and regular cleaning will also help to prevent the formation of corrosion.

Corrosion fouling usually occurs in specific circumstances.

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The above list illustrates some of the most common types of fouling are experienced in heat exchangers in real-world situations, but there may be others, particularly when you are treating materials with a high physical or chemical fouling potential or using high temperatures, which may favor certain chemical reactions or physical processes. Heat exchanger designers and engineers will use a combination of materials analysis and the calculated fouling factor (a mathematical value which represents the thermal resistance of the deposit[s]) to ensure that the heat exchanger recommended for a particular purpose not only resists fouling for as long as possible, but that if fouling does occur, it can be cleaned and dealt with efficiently and effectively. 

For materials with high fouling potential, a scraped-surface heat exchanger, like the patented HRS Unicus Series, may be required.

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT FLUID POWER SEALING SOLUTIONS FOR By Ryan Webster, Director of Sales and Engineering, Hallite

DEMAND FOR HEAVY CONSTRUCTION equipment is continuing to grow. According to a recent report, the global market is expected to exceed a value of $230 billion by 2025. This is a significant increase from a value of $145 billion in 2018.1 What does this mean for suppliers supporting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)? It signifies increased demand for the most robust and efficient products and materials to meet greater productivity requirements. Seals, wipers, and bearings are included among the high-performance products that are essential for hydraulic fluid containment and optimal cylinder performance. They also help protect people and the environment. OEMs rely on knowledgeable suppliers to select construction equipment products designed for the temperature, pressure, and shock loads of severe operations. Their expertise helps equipment design engineers avoid costly, disruptive product and material failures. Let’s review some field-proven seals that the construction equipment industry has successfully used for decades.

FOCUS ON THE TASK, THEN THE SEAL Earth moving equipment, dump trucks, cranes, and heavy-duty offroad vehicles comprise a long list of construction and infrastructure worksite tools used worldwide every day. Each machine is powered by at least one hydraulic cylinder, and each cylinder relies on a variety of seals. However, no single seal size or profile fits all. The solution depends on the application or task each piece of equipment performs. This should be the primary focus. Here are three of the most common and consistently effective sealing products based on the important work they help the construction equipment perform. 44

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UNITIZED PISTON

The unitized piston has been in use by the industry for years, so it can sometimes be taken for granted. However, it is important to note that it reliably performs in high-pressure environments at 5,000 to 10,000 psi (345 to 690 Bar) continuously. It is available in hundreds of production sizes and offers simplified installation owing to its one part assembly. Specifically, the unitized piston is an assembly of seals and wear elements, which are shipped to the user as one singular part number. Thus, easing logistics and providing a significant improvement in performance and seal life. Performance, of course, comes from the seal’s tight tolerance machining and fit to the cylinder bore which helps prevent large metal-to-metal extrusion gaps and high side load impact. WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


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In heavy-duty construction applications, high shock load and heat are prominent. The 714 piston seal is displacing legacy five-piece designs because of its simplified assembly process and high durability. An OEM used it to upgrade the steering element in one of its machines. After 1.2 million cycles under extreme conditions, the seal continued to perform well, far outpacing what was used previously. The 714 features a step-cut split based on a specialized manufacturing process that prevents air pockets and protects against pressure spikes in heavy work environments. The advantages can be observed in the bucket lift cylinder where, by nature of the work performed, seals take a beating. In such applications, machines do much more than scoop dirt. They lift and handle a wide range of other interesting work.

Ryan Webster is director of sales and engineering at Hallite. He can be reached at rwebster@hallite.us. 1 Zion Market Research Report titled: “Heavy Construction Equipment Market by Type (Earthmoving, Material Handling, Heavy Construction Vehicles, and Others), by Application (Excavation & Demolition, Heavy Lifting, Tunneling, Transportation, Recycling & Waste Management, and Material Handling), and by End-User (Construction & Manufacturing, Public Work & Railroad, Oil & Gas, Mining, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2018–2025”

Imagine heavy-duty earth moving machinery on a commercial worksite scooping and plowing through rock and granite to trench for placement of underground cable. The unitized piston’s robust design and capabilities protect the seals located inside the machine’s hydraulic cylinder. In one example, a unitized piston helped a compact equipment OEM extend the cycle life of its hydraulic cylinder seals by five times more than what was possible with the seals that were originally designed into the machine. The unitized piston’s durability helped the manufacturer address its warranty issues.

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The 621 rod seal features a secondary sealing lip located behind the primary sealing lip to stabilize the seal in the gland. An NBR energizer ensures that the seal’s primary sealing lip maintains contact under low- and high-pressure conditions and helps to act as a buffer to absorb shock loads. The 621 is rated for surface speeds 3.0 ft/sec (1.0 m/sec), temperatures from -50° to 230°F (-45° to 110°C), and maximum pressure 10,000 psi (700 Bar). It incorporates an acetyl anti-extrusion ring to withstand extreme pressure peaks, even with wide extrusion gaps. An added advantage in construction equipment applications is the 621’s composition of materials that are compatible with biodegradable and water-based fluids. In today’s environmentally conscious operating climate, this is a must. In conclusion, as construction projects increase in volume and scale, so does demand for the most efficient and highest performing sealing materials and designs. The work performed by each machine will dictate its requirements. Partnership with an experienced seal manufacturer can help OEMs navigate the process of selecting the right solutions to meet their operating needs. 

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Fluid Power Journal September 2019  

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Fluid Power Journal September 2019  

fluid power, icuee 2019, sealling solutions for construction equipment, heat exchanger fouling top tips, hydraulic conditioning units