What is Skydrol and what is it used for?

By |2021-08-31T15:14:55+01:00October 7th, 2019|Aircraft, Defence & Offshore Hydraulics, Blog, Hydraulic Fluids, Most Popular, White Paper|

  Skydrol aerospace hydraulic fluid is fire resistant and retains a low viscosity at the very low temperatures at altitudes of 10,000 metres and higher. Both are big things for aviation and aerospace. It is used in aircraft hydraulic systems in place of hydraulic mineral oils. For example, the braking [...]

Six Types of Hydraulics Contamination to Hunt Down

By |2018-03-07T18:04:32+00:00November 1st, 2016|Hydraulic Cleanliness and Flushing, Hydraulic Fluids, White Paper|

Tech helps in fighting the hydraulic contamination battle. If anybody tells Sarum Hydraulics that there is a “contamination issue”, we insist on digging deeper. Maybe that was an acceptable blanket excuse in 1986, but not today. We just need to know what it is.  We had an “old school” optical microscope for years, a cheap [...]

Cutting through to hydraulic cleanliness.

By |2018-03-07T18:07:06+00:00January 19th, 2016|Blog, Hydraulic Cleanliness and Flushing, Hydraulic Fluids, White Paper|

Cutting through to hydraulic cleanliness. With lots of suppliers all pushing their products, it can be easy to lose the plot on hydraulic cleanliness. Is cleanliness an issue? After 30 years, Sarum thinks that dirty hydraulic systems are a menace. Yes, they may well work in a disgusting state for years, but chances are there [...]

Is flushing hydraulics worth the trouble?

By |2018-03-07T18:10:25+00:00April 1st, 2015|Blog, Hydraulic Cleanliness and Flushing, Hydraulic Fluids, White Paper|

How clean hydraulics is the key to reliable hydraulics. Cleanliness is key to reliable hydraulics. Yes, you may get failures for assorted engineering reasons, but our take is that building systems clean dramatically improves reliability and that then flushing a system can be an amazingly good investment. Keep in mind the difference between building clean [...]

Can I use water from the tap as my eco friendly hydraulic fluid?

By |2018-03-07T18:09:27+00:00July 9th, 2014|Blog, Hydraulic Fluids, White Paper|

Wouldn't it be great to top up your hydraulic system from the tap? Some industries do this. They pay the extra cost of the system components from Danfoss or Tony Markham at the Water Hydraulic Company and use water. Some industries like mining or steel-making find water essential for safety reasons. Pressure testers like it [...]