A bladder accumulator is a type of hydro-pneumatic device that stores pressurized hydraulic fluid. It is a multipurpose product that can be used in any industry. Besides storing energy, they are also used to regulate flow and dampen pump pulsation.
They are also used in applications requiring a safety failsafe. These accumulators are designed to store energy at a high rate, so they can be a good source of power in case of a power failure.
They are available in a variety of materials and designs. Some models are designed for low pressures, while others are designed for high pressures. You can find them in a variety of sizes and capacities, from NPT to SAE.
Bladder accumulators can store pressurized hydraulic fluid at a maximum pressure of 350 bar. This makes them ideal for industrial applications that need a smoother and more reliable operation.
Most accumulators are designed to be installed in a hydraulic system. However, they can be used in other applications such as wind energy and for blowout preventer systems. There are several different types of accumulators available, including piston, bladder, and diaphragm.
Piston accumulators have a gas section, which is sealed off from the fluid portion of the accumulator. This allows the fluid section to be mounted horizontally if needed. The gas side is typically placed at the top of the vessel.
This allows the accumulator to be sized to prevent filling to more than 85% of its capacity. This helps ensure that it maintains an even fluid flow and minimizes wear.