Symposium on Hydraulic Fluids
Presented at the Third Pacific Area National Meeting
Published by the: AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING MATERIALS
ASTM Special Technical Publication No. 267
Library sticker on cover, pages slightly discolored but in otherwise good condition
A hydraulic fluid or hydraulic liquid is the medium by which power is transferred in hydraulic machinery. Common hydraulic fluids are based on mineral oil or water. Examples of equipment that might use hydraulic fluids are excavators and backhoes, hydraulic brakes, power steering systems, transmissions, garbage trucks, aircraft flight control systems, lifts, and industrial machinery. Hydraulic systems like the ones mentioned above will work most efficiently if the hydraulic fluid used has zero compressibility.