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Understanding accumulators at HYDAC

Supplier: HYDAC International By: Eddie Alves
10 June, 2014

HYDAC provides technical training courses in a variety of topics, and among them is the "Understanding Accumulators". This is a three-day course which is designed as a detailed examination of accumulators.

We examine all aspects of accumulator construction, sizing and operation within a system.

Hydro-pneumatic accumulators are pressure vessels designed and built to store fluids under pressure. They are charged with nitrogen which is separated from the fluid section by a piston, bladder or diaphragm. HYDAC has over 50 years of experience in the research, development, design and production of the accumulators.

The principle applications of accumulators are: energy storage, emergency and safety functions, damping and the reduction of vibrations, pulsation damping, shock absorption, suction flow stabilisation, media separation, energy recovery, volume and leakage compensation and also weight equalization.

Using an accumulator improves the performance of the whole hydraulic system, and can give great safety and comfort for operators of machines.

It is important to know that Hydraulic Accumulators present an acute safety risk to personnel and equipment if not correctly engineered, applied or maintained.

In the "Understanding Accumulators" course, you will learn all of that and much more. We will cover the following topics: general introduction to accumulators, thermodynamics and calculations, pre-charge and test procedures, certification and approvals, legal requirements, Accumulator Simulation Software ASP, and the third day of the course is Hands-on, where bladder accumulators will be inspected, assembled, pre-charged and dis-assembled by you.

At the completion of the course, a certificate of acknowledgement will be issued to the participant, stating the course name and all other relevant details.

The next intakes for this course will be on 22nd of July 2014. HYDAC also offers the following courses: Understanding Hydraulics 1 and 2, which are Nationally Recognised, Understanding Hydraulics 3, Filtration and Microscopic Analysis, Sensors and Measurement Devices, Software and Systems for Hydraulic Power Units, Practical Hydraulics (Hands-on), Proportional Hydraulics and Thermal Optimisation. In order to enrol, visit our webpage or call us on 1300 449 322