Some of the most commonly used hydraulic fluids include mineral oil based fluids, with additives, as well as water and synthetic fire resistant fluids. It is important to know what type of hydraulic fluid you are using when specifying a hydraulic filter element.
HL: Oil with no active additives
HL: Oil with additives to protect against corrosion and aging (HLP)
HM: Oil with increased protection against corrosion, aging, wear
HV: Mineral Oil (Class HM) with a higher Viscosity-Temperature Index (HVLP)
HG: Oil (Class HM) with shock resistant features
Fire Resistant Fluids - Water Based
HFA: Oil in Water emulsion (water>80%)
HFB: Water in Oil emulsion (water>40%)
HFC: Water Glycol (polymer in water)
Fire Resistant Fluids - Synthetic (water free)
HFDR: Phosphate ester
HFDS: Chlorinated hydrocarbons
HFDT: HFDR and HFDS
HFDU: Synthetic anhydrous liquids other than phosphate ester
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