InsaneHydraulics - Sergiy Sydorenko © 2009-2010 All Ridghts Reserved
Greetings to everybody and welcome to “InsaneHydraulics.com”, the place
where fluid power reason wages war against hydraulic ignorance and
My name is Sergiy and I currently live and work in
Portugal in the field of oil hydraulics, dealing mostly with pump and motor overhauling,
as well as mobile and fixed hydraulic equipment failure
diagnostics and analysis.
Despite of the fact that oil hydraulics has
become one of the most commonly used methods of energy transfer,
especially in mobile applications, it is still almost universally "the
land of the blind (the ones who won't see) and deaf (the ones who won't hear)". I see it every day. Equipment owners,
mechanics, technicians, people with years of experience often
show themselves completely ignorant or, at best, uninformed about
hydraulics they own or try to repair, having fallen victims to common
misconceptions and industrial myths.
I personally like hydraulics because it's
endlessly challenging and educational. I have worked in this area since
the year 2000 and there hasn't been a day that hasn't taught me
something new. Unfortunately, I often I find myself struggling helplessly
in an effort to convince people of the most basic things and still
fail, succeeding only in earning the fame of a "smart ass". Being
myself a non-arguing and anti-conflict type of person, I prefer NOT to
crack open someone's mug with a fixed displacement motor in the course
of a heated discussion, but rather to spill my thoughts and ideas on
these pages, saving me from hours of severe teeth grinding
and fist clenching...
This is NOT a formal site and if you don't
like my way of saying things and oppose occasional swearing you should
immediately click here.
The rest of you, open-minded, knowledge-thirsty and strong-nerved
hydraulics-fond-of people are welcome to keep on reading.
There are three things about hydraulic
equipment that I like doing most - troubleshooting, adjustment and
reverse engineering. In fact, the latter is my favorite, especially
when pump and motor controls are involved, and EVERYTHING I post in
this concern is the product of MY OWN subjective brain, so I am NOT
exposing any secret OEM information, I simply show how the thinking
part of your head can be used to understand an unknown component's
I also sincerely hope that this site will
skyrocket your motivation to learn more about hydraulics and provide
you with a couple of useful tips.
Before you go any further, consider doing The Simple Test for you to determine if this site can do you any good. Good luck!