Definition - What does Hydraulic Fluid mean?
Hydraulic Fluid, also known as hydraulic Liquid, is a fluid which serves the purpose of transferring power into hydraulic machinery components. Some of the common types of hydraulic fluids are based on either mineral oil or water. Majority of the equipment used in the drilling operations as well as other operations of the oil and gas industry make use of hydraulic systems which use hydraulic fluids. These fluids have zero compressibility which makes the hydraulic systems work efficiently.
Petropedia explains Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid is one of the essential parts of all hydraulic systems used in the oil and gas industry. There are many important functions of hydraulic fluid in the hydraulic machines, but the primary function of this fluid is to convey power to the hydraulic components. The table below shows the functions as well as the properties of the hydraulic fluid:
|Power transfer medium|
|Used for heat transfer|
|Used as a medium to seal hydraulic system|
|Impact on environment|
|Life of the fluid|