6 Major Cost Impacts of Hydraulic Leaks

Noria Corporation

A single hydraulic leak of one drop per second is equal to 420 gallons of oil in a 12-month period. But the costs associated with hydraulic leaks are much greater than the cost of the hydraulic oil itself.


Inefficient machinery operation


Premature machine component failure


Poor manufacturing quality


Increased capital costs


Environmental damage


Increased accident liability

Source: machinerylubrication.com/Read/21/hydraulic-system-leakage


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