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The Life Expectancy of Your Hydraulic Pump

There are several different factors that can affect the life expectancy of hydraulic pumps. A good general rule of thumb is to begin by reviewing the expected number of operating hours the pump will run before it fails. This data is provided with all types of pumps, from low to high cost models.

The reason you want to start with this data is that it will allow you to determine the most cost-effective type of pump to use in the system. For instance, if the life expectancy of the other equipment and hardware is not long, then it makes no sense to purchase a pump with a greater expectancy than the entire system.


On the other hand, if the system has a much higher longevity, then you would want to invest more in the pump with a greater number of anticipated operating hours. Aside from using this data, you also need to take into account other factors, including:

• The type and cleanliness of the fluid/oil.
• The operating temperature of the pump.
• The speed of the pump.
• The amount of pressure the pump is required to output.
• The setting on pump relief valves.

In addition, it is important to maintain the alignment of the pump driveshaft on certain types of pumps. Each of these factors can shorten the life of your pump if you do not carefully monitor them and ensure everything is within acceptable tolerances. For new pumps and related parts and components to keep your hydraulic system operating correctly, contact White House Products Ltd. at +44 (0) 1475 742500 today!

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