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Avoiding Damage To Hydraulic Motors From Temperature Shock

For the most part, hydraulic motors are extremely reliable components that are designed to last for a long time and are resistant to many kinds of wear and tear. However, when there is a significant difference between the operating temperature of a hydraulic component and the fluid being supplied through it, this can result in major problems that can cause lasting damage.

This is known as temperature shock. It is one of the most common issues with hydraulic motors. Temperature shock is the expansion of individual components within the system at different rates, which can result in high levels of interference between parts that normally have fine clearance space.

What Causes Temperature Shock?

This hydraulic issue occurs when separate parts of a hydraulic circuit are operated for long enough to allow the system’s hydraulic fluid to reach peak operating temperature. If a previously idle part of the system is then activated within the hydraulic motor, this hot liquid will then be delivered to cold components, causing them to expand from the heat.

If the same components are constantly breaking down or becoming damaged in your hydraulic system, then it is likely that your system is suffering from temperature shock. There are a variety of other potential problems which could be affecting your hydraulic system, but temperature shock remains one of the most common, and preventable, issues for systems which engage in stages.

How Can Temperature Shock Be Prevented?

The solution to this problem is actually fairly simple. If you’re looking for a practical way to stop temperature shock in any kind of hydraulic motor, then you need to ensure that the hydraulic motor’s case is constantly flushed. This means that you need to keep a small volume of fluid moving throughout the case. It only needs to be an extremely small amount, as it is only used to keep the hydraulic motor’s casing at an acceptable and practical temperature.

By keeping this fluid circulating throughout the case, you can make sure that the temperature is always kept at the same temperature as the fluid in the rest of the hydraulic system.

By taking this step to prevent temperature shock, not only can you prevent long-lasting and potentially expensive damage to your hydraulic motors, but you can also prevent any delays to your hydraulic system’s operation. Although it’s a simple fix, you need to know what you’re doing when it comes to hydraulics to prevent the risk of causing further damage.

Here at Flowfit, we are proud to offer a diverse range of hydraulic components and features to ensure that your hydraulic system continues to operate as effectively as possible. If you’re looking for reliable, hard-wearing hydraulic motors, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our professional team of hydraulic specialists today on 01584 876 033.

Alternatively, you can email any specific questions or concerns that you might have to and we’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as we can!

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