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Hydraulic Oil Leakage Calculator

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Drop by drop, gallon by gallon, hydraulic oil leakage can get expensive.  What you lose goes beyond just the oil and replacement oil itself… consider energy loss, environmental issues, safety hazards, hazardous waste disposal, downtime, as well as potential legal issues.  All may result in lost revenue from what could have been prevented.

Common Leak Causes

Improper Installation – wrong fitting connections

  • The most common fitting (37° flare) is subjected to improper torque during assembly
  • Flareless bite type fittings – imporper presetting of the ferrule on the tube
  • O-ring face seal – O-ring pinched or not seated in groove, or missing completely

System Design

  • Incorrect routing, bending or clamping

Poor Quality Components

  • Avoid them altogether – if you can’t identify the manufacturer, don’t use it

Poor Maintenance Practices

The Parker Tube Fittings division has created a calculator to determine estimated costs associated with leakage. Run the numbers and  potential loss for  your operation factoring in things such as drops per minute, time of operation, cost of oil and more.

Are you interested in learning more? Our hose and fittings team can help with selection of the proper connections. Fill out our contact form with some details of your application and we’ll work with your team to find the best solution for your operation. Also, learn more about Parker as a products and solutions provider for Cross.

See how our team can help improve quality, increase efficiency, and reduce risk.

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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are 100% employee-owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet of paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.