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Stored Hydraulic Energy

Stored Hydraulic Energy

Release Hydraulic

Even after complete lockout, pressurized hydraulic fluid may exist as a stored energy that needs to be addressed. Such potential could exist in cylinder or accumulator circuits and cause unexpected motion. Such unexpected motion could result in lacerations, pinching, crushing, or amputation.

To ensure safe conditions for maintenance, this pressure must be released in a safe manner as described by OEM or plant procedures.

Information covering sources of Hydraulic energy is available on the Hydraulic Energy Sources page.

Proper lockout/tagout can virtually eliminate the risk involved with hazardous energy.

 

Title: Stored Hydraulic Energy
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