# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Diesel Equipment Technology III Task 828862607

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify causes of system contamination.

Definition

Identification should include
  • determining the contaminant: dirt, water, antifreeze, metal (steel, aluminum, brass), rubber
  • based upon the contaminant, analyzing the source of possible entry
  • determining needed action.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does identifying the contaminant help determine the source of the problem?
  • Why is flushing a system important after a failure in the hydraulic system?