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Mastering Unit Conversions: Calculating Oil Capacity and Flow Rates for Peak Hydraulic Performance 

In the world of hydraulics, understanding units and conversions is crucial for optimal system performance. This guide tackles two key aspects: oil capacity and flow rates, empowering you to make informed decisions when selecting and using hydraulic equipment.

Calculating Oil Capacity: Mastering the Fluid Ounce

Fluid Ounces (fl.oz.) to Cubic Inches (cu.in.): Multiply the number of fluid ounces by 0.554 to convert it to cubic inches. (Formula: cu.in. = fl.oz. x 0.554)

Cubic Inches to Fluid Ounces: Divide the number of cubic inches by 0.554 to convert it to fluid ounces. (Formula: fl.oz. = cu.in. / 0.554)

Remember: 1 Gallon = 128 Fluid Ounces OR 1 Gallon = 131 Cubic Inches

Understanding Oil Flow Rate: The Key to Lift Speed

Oil flow rate, often called flow rate, determines how quickly your pump raises the cylinder. It essentially measures the amount of oil delivered by the pump per unit of time. Here's a breakdown:

Calculating Hand Strokes for Hand Pumps: A Formula for Efficiency

For hand pumps, knowing the number of strokes required to raise the cylinder is essential for planning and efficiency. Here's the formula to determine the number of hand strokes needed:

Hand Strokes = Cylinder Oil Capacity / Oil Flow Rate

By understanding these unit conversions and flow rate principles, you'll be well-equipped to: