Question - Which of the following is a hazard associated with hydraulic systems?

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Popular hydraulic systems must store fluid under high pressure. Three kinds of hazards exist: burns from the hot, high pressure spray of fluid; bruises, cuts or abrasions from flailing hydraulic lines and hydraulic injection of fluid into the skin. Contact with some types of hydraulic fluids can irritate your skin or eyes, and consuming certain types of hydraulic fluids can cause pneumonia, intestinal bleeding, or death in humans. Swallowing or inhaling certain types of hydraulic fluids has caused nerve damage in animals. Hydraulic systems use the pump to push hydraulic fluid through the system to create fluid power. The fluid passes through the valves and flows to the cylinder where the hydraulic energy converts back into mechanical energy. The valves help to direct the flow of the liquid and relieve pressure when needed. 09 April 2013 Hydraulic oils are not generally considered a serious fire hazard, because they have high ignition temperatures. On factory premises, such a conflagration will unavoidably reach cables or other combustible material, which will catch fire and be rapidly destroyed. 500 to 750 degrees

https://sciencing.com/difference-between-hydraulic-fluid-oil-7677777.html

Hydraulic oil and hydraulic fluid are terms that are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are not necessarily the same. While hydraulic oil is a fluid, hydraulic fluid can also consist of other fluids, including plain water, water-oil emulsions and salt solutions.

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/phs/phs.asp?id=755&tid=141

We do not know if mineral oil hydraulic fluids or polyalphaolefin hydraulic fluids will cause birth defects, reproductive effects, or cancer. There have been reports of people being poisoned from swallowing cooking oil or medicines contaminated with organophosphate esters.

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tfacts99.pdf

HIGHLIGHTS: Exposure to hydraulic fluids occurs mainly in the workplace. Drinking certain types of hydraulic fluids can cause death in humans, and swallowing or inhaling certain types of hydraulic fluids has caused nerve damage in animals. Contact with some types of hydraulic fluids can irritate your skin or eyes.

https://www.fs.fed.us/eng/toolbox/haz/haz24.htm

If hydraulic fluid has more than 0. 5% non-dissolved PCB material or more than 50 parts per million total concentration of PCBs, it is considered a hazardous material regulated by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_fluid

A hydraulic fluid or hydraulic liquid is the medium by which power is transferred in hydraulic machinery. Common hydraulic fluids are based on mineral oil or water.

https://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr976.pdf

Hydraulic injection can be defined as the puncturing of the epidermis by a jet of a fluid under pressure. Hydraulic injection injury is the term used to describe an injury sustained by an individual following an injection of fluid, usually while operating or inspecting pressurised hydraulic equipment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skydrol

Skydrol. Skydrol is made of a fire-resistant phosphate ester base stock, with a number of oil additives dissolved into it to inhibit corrosion and prevent erosion damage to servo valves. It also includes a purple or green dye to ease identification.

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BRAKE FLUID IS A FIRE HAZARD. Though not a volatile liquid, brake fluid is inflammable. The fireball produced by brake fluid igniting on the manifold or exhaust system will burn with sufficient ferocity to spread to other plastics, such as cable covers, air filters and so on, unless quickly extinguished.

https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/hydroelectric-power-how-it-works

A turbine and generator produce the electricity "A hydraulic turbine converts the energy of flowing water into mechanical energy. The rotor is attached to the turbine shaft, and rotates at a fixed speed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulics

In its fluid power applications, hydraulics is used for the generation, control, and transmission of power by the use of pressurized liquids. Hydraulic topics range through some parts of science and most of engineering modules, and cover concepts such as pipe flow, dam design, fluidics and fluid control circuitry.

Pascal's law states that when there is an increase in pressure at any point in a confined fluid, there is an equal increase at every other point in the container. Applied to a more complex system below, such as a hydraulic car lift, Pascal's law allows forces to be multiplied.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_(device)

Hydraulic jacks are often used to lift elevators in low and medium rise buildings. A hydraulic jack uses a liquid, which is incompressible, that is forced into a cylinder by a pump plunger. Oil is used since it is self lubricating and stable.

https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/9970

A hydraulic system controls the transmission of energy. It transforms the mechanical energy of a prime motor into fluid energy. Hydraulic systems feature high power density, sensitive response and precision of control, especially when operating under computer control.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_ram

A hydraulic ram, or hydram, is a cyclic water pump powered by hydropower. It takes in water at one "hydraulic head" (pressure) and flow rate, and outputs water at a higher hydraulic head and lower flow rate.