When the summer heat comes rolling in, there can be serious consequences. Hot, sunny days don’t just equate to beach days and the ice cream truck rolling through your neighborhood at night. The truth is, that heat – or any extreme weather condition – can have a negative impact on hydraulic equipment. It’s important to know how to deal with inclement and extreme weather to keep your equipment running smoothly. At Bernell Hydraulics, we know how important this is, and have staff on-call 24/7 to assist with any immediate repairs that are required. Fortunately, there are some steps to take to mitigate any problems in the long run.
When you are designing a hydraulic system, there are specific criteria to keep in mind. One of which, is the temperatures that the components can handle. You know what temperature the fluids flowing through your system will be, but when choosing a hose, it is important to take into account the additional temperature that extremely hot weather can add into the mix. Mobile machinery that must work outdoors is one scenario where this comes into play. You need to ensure that oil temperatures are kept in check. Be sure to choose a hose that can handle hotter transfer-fluid temperatures if you are going to be working in extremely hot circumstances.
In the midst of summer the last thing you want to think about is winter, but cold temperatures can also wreak havoc on hydraulic systems. Hoses and valves can crack when exposed to temperatures below -40°F. There are certain components, especially hoses, rated for lower temperatures, so be sure to keep that in mind. There are insulation and heated sleeves that can be added to keep fluid temperatures up, but in some cases, you might need to even include a warming procedure.
If you need help with your hydraulic system, Bernell Hydraulics is here for you. Since 1977, we have been offering quality hydraulic components and services throughout Southern California. We not only have full lines of hydraulic components throughout our four retail stores, but we also offer repair and preventative maintenance services. If you are experiencing issues – whether they have to do with the soaring temperatures or not – Bernell Hydraulics can help you get to the bottom of the issue. Our goal is to help our customers keep their hydraulic equipment running smoothly and for the past 42 years, we’ve been able to do just that. Don’t leave anything to chance, when it comes to keeping your hydraulics running smoothly, trust your system with the pros! With 24/7 services, it doesn’t matter when you need us – we’ll be there! To learn more, call 800-326-7252 or check us out at Bernell Hydraulics. We look forward to helping you beat the heat this summer!