Comparison between Hydraulic Brake and Air Brake
- In vehicles, there are two types of Breaks, Hydraulic Brake and Air Brake. The Key Difference between Hydraulic Brake and Air Brake is that Hydraulic Brake uses hydraulic fluid or Oil as a medium whereas Air Brake uses compressed air as a medium.
- Hydraulic brake is also known as Oil break.
- Air break is also known as a Pneumatic brake.
|Hydraulic Brake||Air Brake|
|1||A large effort is required to operate the brake pedal.||Less effort is required to operate the brake pedal.|
|2||Hydraulic brake has less power.||Air brake has more power.|
|3||Hydraulic brakes are used in light vehicles.||Air brake used in heavy vehicles.|
|4||The break shoe will be destroyed if the brake fluid leaks out on it.||The brake shoe will not be affected due to leakage of air.|
|5||Brake fluid can not be for other purposes.||The compressed air can also be used for tyre inflation, windscreen wiper, etc.|
|6||It is a self-lubricating system, hence offering less friction.||Frictional losses are more.|
|7||It requires fewer moving parts, hence construction is simple.||It requires relatively more parts, hence construction is complicated.|
|8||Engine power is not required to run the system.||The compressor requires engine power to operate the system.|
|9||The brakes will not work even if a small amount of fluid leaks out.||The brakes will work if there is a small amount of air leakage.|
|10||The initial cost is less.||The initial cost is more.|