15 March 1996 Thermographic inspection of hydraulic systems
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Hydraulic systems are the life blood of many industrial processes, especially the many forming presses used in the automotive industry. The loss of a press due to a hydraulic system failure can be very expensive, both in terms of reduced machine availability and diminished product quality. Thermography has proven to be an excellent maintenance inspection tool because the performance of hydraulic systems are easily characterized by their thermal signatures. Thermography also provides instantaneous, real time thermal data which is essential to understanding a dynamic system like hydraulics. This paper, based on many of Milan Plastics' six years of experience with hydraulic systems, outlines the key components that can be inspected with thermography and discusses problems that are typically found.
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Therman Eddie Green, John R. Snell, "Thermographic inspection of hydraulic systems", Proc. SPIE 2766, Thermosense XVIII: An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications, (15 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.235401; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.235401

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