Understanding Hydraulic Component Wear: 5 Major Causes and Prevention Strategies


Hydraulic Components are essential parts of many machines and systems. They are used to transmit power, control motion, and provide a variety of other 


However, hydraulic components are susceptible to wear, which can lead to premature failure.

In this article, we will discuss the five major causes of Hydraulic component wear

We will also provide information on how to prevent wear and extend the life of your hydraulic components.

Hydraulic Components That Need Maintenance

Not all hydraulic components are created equal. Some components, such as pumps and motors, are more prone to wear than others. 

The following are some of the hydraulic components that require regular maintenance:




VM VE Series Pump Mounted Directional Control Valves


RC Seires Single-Acting Hydraulic Cylinders


Stainless Steel Pipe Fittings


High Pressure Hydraulic Hoses

abrasive wear

Abrasive wear is caused by the presence of hard particles in the hydraulic fluid. These particles can come from a variety of sources, 

such as dirt, sand, or metal shavings. Abrasive wear can cause damage to the surfaces of hydraulic components, leading to premature failure.

To prevent abrasive wear, it is important to use a high-quality hydraulic fluid that is filtered regularly. 

You should also inspect your Hydraulic System for signs of wear or contamination.

Abrasive wear of Hydraulic Parts

Adhesion Wear

Adhesive wear is characterized by the transfer of material from one surface to another, leading to friction and wear. 

This phenomenon typically occurs when there is insufficient lubrication between moving components. 

The lack of a protective film can result in metal-to-metal contact and subsequent wear.

Fatigue Wear

Fatigue wear is caused by the repeated loading and unloading of a surface. 

This can occur when the hydraulic system is operated under high loads or when the components are not properly designed. 

Fatigue wear can cause cracks and other damage to the surfaces of hydraulic components, leading to premature failure.

To prevent fatigue wear, it is important to operate your hydraulic system within the specified limits and to use components that are designed for the intended 


Corrosion and Erosion

Corrosion and erosion are caused by the chemical or physical interaction of hydraulic fluid with the surfaces of hydraulic components. 

This can occur when the hydraulic fluid is contaminated or operating conditions are too severe. 

Corrosion and erosion can cause damage to the surfaces of hydraulic components, leading to premature failure.

To prevent corrosion and erosion, it is important to use a high-quality hydraulic fluid that is compatible with the components in your system. 

You should also inspect your hydraulic system for signs of contamination.

Corrosion Of Hydraulic Parts

Preventive Maintenance for Hydraulic Components:

To minimize wear and prolong the lifespan of hydraulic components, the following preventive maintenance practices are recommended:

Regular Fluid Analysis:

Performing routine fluid analysis helps monitor the condition of the hydraulic fluid, identify contaminants, and detect potential issues before they cause 

significant damage.

Proper Filtration:

Implementing effective filtration systems, including both suction and pressure filters, helps remove contaminants from the hydraulic fluid, preventing wear and 

system failures.


Applying the appropriate lubricant to hydraulic components reduces friction and wear. Regularly check and replenish lubrication as needed.

System Flushing:

Periodically flushing the hydraulic system helps remove accumulated contaminants and maintain optimal system Performance.

Component Inspection:

Regularly inspecting hydraulic components for signs of wear, leaks, or damage allows for timely repairs or replacements, preventing further deterioration.

SAIVS Service

Ensuring optimal Hydraulic system performance is crucial for business success. 

At SAIVS, we offer on-site or in-facility preventive maintenance tailored to your needs. 

Our team monitors fluid, schedules filter changes, and maintains a contamination-free environment during repairs.

Contact SAIVS today for peace of mind with a well-maintained hydraulic system – your trusted partner for optimized performance.

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