Hydraulic Accumulators

Identify the common accumulators and their schematic symbols.

Prerequisites

General knowledge of hydraulic schematics is required. Review of the lesson, Hydraulic Schematics, is recommended.

Description

This is the sixth lesson in the iKNOW™ Industrial Hydraulic Power Library. This lesson describes the common accumulators and their schematic symbols. It also describes the application and operation of an accumulator in a hydraulic system. Safety considerations for depressurizing and pre-charging an accumulator are discussed.

Objectives

Using a schematic, identify and describe the application of an accumulator in a system, Identify common types of accumulators, Identify safety considerations for depressurizing and pre-charging an accumulator and Describe how an accumulator operates in a hydraulic system.


INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC POWER