Monday, 11 January 2010

Hydraulic Commissioning

Commissioning our hydraulic rams became a little easier today following a visit to the pound shop, we picked up this clear container, which we attached two ball valves to, through holes in the bottom. Now to commission cylinders and pipes, we attach each end of the cylinder to one of the ball valves, adn drive the cylinder back and forth until all the air is removed. Obviously some air gets back in when re-connecting to the manifold, but its a pretty good place to start.