Hydraulic Fluids Overview

Posted on December 16th, 2014 by
Hydraulic Fluid

Hydraulic fluid is the medium which transfers energy in all hydraulic systems. Although this seems like a simple enough concept, the job of hydraulic fluid is much more complex than just the transmission of power. Hydraulic fluid is additionally useful for four secondary functions: heat transfer, contamination removal, sealing and lubrication.

Hydraulic machines tend to emit a good amount of excess heat in their normal day-to-day operations. This heat is often caused by inefficiencies of pumps and motors. The excess heat has the potential to be dangerous if there is not a way to direct it away from the components …
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The Importance of Dredging

Posted on December 9th, 2014 by
dredge

Dredging Difficulties

For those familiar with the dredging industry, there is an obvious disconnect between U.S. dredging need and funding. Dredging in the United States in the past decade has been only half as active as it was in the 1960’s, however costs have increased ten times in the same period. The maritime industry is experiencing a growth of ships both in numbers and size. Due to this evolution, U.S. ports will continue to require regular maintenance dredging to ensure that some of the world’s largest ships are able to come to port.

Globally, port and harbor expansions, new ports, …
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The Rapid Repair Clamp

Posted on November 25th, 2014 by
RRC

What Is the Rapid Repair Clamp?

For any industry that is involved in the movement of fluids or liquid gases under pressure, having a backup safety plan is critical for the security of your systems and your team. As with anything under pressure, time is critical and seconds can be the difference between a life lost. That’s why World Wide Metric is excited to announce the launch of one of their newest products: The Rapid Repair Clamp. This product is the fastest and easiest way to temporarily repair pipe leaks and bursts on your vessel. The system takes less than …
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