Fluid power is the use of fluid or air under pressure to generate, control and transfer power. Many industries make use of such energy as they require the use of plate heat exchanger gaskets to prevent overheating in the hydraulic systems.
The primary elements of a typical hydraulic system are: a pump, a valve and a hydraulic cylinder. Hydropower is the result of the mechanical energy generated by the pump. The hydraulic oil flow is controlled by a valve. Finally, this hydraulic energy is transformed into mechanical power with the hydraulic cylinder.
Why hydraulic systems overheat?
The hydraulic fluid heats as a result of various inefficiencies. These inefficiencies cause loss of input power and, as a result, they are transformed into heat.
If the total input power is greater than the heat lost, the hydraulic system will eventually overheat. Hence the need to use a plate heat exchanger that shall apply to many types of industries and sectors using fluids typically:
- Energy Manufacturers
- Plastics Industry
- Hydraulic dams
- Paper industry
- Machine tools
- Marine hydraulic systems
- Mining equipment
- Fire equipment