Saturday, November 19, 2011

Open and Closed Questions

As I wander through my process, I come up with questions. I'll record them here and record the answers once I find them.

Open Questions

Q: Would a baffle in the hydraulic reservoir improve performance?
Details here.

Q: Is NPT the right threading system for our connectors? This source suggests that UNO and BSPP are better for systems that will be disassembled and reassembled.

Closed Questions

Q: How will I attach the compressed air to the tank for my leak test?
A: Tom explains his answer here. It's a good one.

Q: Do I need to paint the inside of the hydraulic tank?
Details here.
A: No. Tom and others agree that it's a bad idea.

Q: Is the intake filter on the hydraulic reservoir harmful?
Details here.
A: No, the source that concerned me also explained that case drains shouldn't be filtered on return into the system, so have to be filtered on intake. See here.

Q: How should I clean the inside of the reservoir before welding it closed.
A: Scrub down with Scotch Bright and then wipe with Oil (I used WD-40) to protect it until the tank is in use.