Accumulator Systems

  • A. B. Goodwin


Accumulators form an energy store in a hydraulic system and have two common uses
  1. (1)

    To provide a source of energy that may be required over a short period of time. In such a system a small pump (high pressure, small volumetric output) is commonly used to charge the accumulator over a relatively long time period and then a sudden demand for energy is made over a small time period; this being provided by the accumulator.

  2. (2)

    To smooth out pressure fluctuations in a system e.g. variations in pump delivery and transient pressures due to sudden changes of fluid velocity in the system.



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© A. B. Goodwin 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Goodwin
    • 1
  1. 1.Leicester PolytechnicUK

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