Article originally published on Noria.com.
Fluid aeration can cause numerous problems in a hydraulic and lubrication oil system including:
- unacceptable noise
- poor component response due to spongy behavior of aerated fluids
- cavitation damage
- severe fluid degradation
A bubble removal device can be used to mechanically remove bubbles from fluids, which not only solves these problems but also offers advantages such as the possibility of smaller reservoir size and lower overall system cost. This article describes the principles and operation of a new device that can be installed in a fluid circuit to physically remove bubbles from the fluid during system operation.