GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Hydraulic Accumulators. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
8 answers
Answers:
Improved fluid compatibility. Extremely durable/strong Elastic material for shell to eliminate need for gas.
~George S, Retired Fluid Power Sales, Edmond, OK
Robust indicator instruments for current level and pressures. Wet (liquid) detector for gas side.
~Carl D, Faculty/Staff, Sylvan Lake, Canada
Better information on material limitations. What applications they operate in and service life.
~Tim W., Design Engineer, Anchorage, U.S.
Shippable by air to European countries.
~Engineering, Design, Moses Lake, WA
Long Life, lower maintenance cost.
~Port Kembla, Australia
Better quality transfer of fluids.
~Bus. owner, Santa Rosa, CA
Better rubber strength and life..
~Ross S, Design Engineer, Melbourne, Australia
PALL, OLEAR
~TAO ZF, Research & Development, BEIJING, P, R of CHINA

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Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of hydraulic accumulators?
6 answers
Answers:
Don't listen to the salesman that tries to sell you an accumulator with a pressure specification much higher than your actual requirements.
~Ross S, Design Engineer, Melbourne, Australia
Design for safety with lock-out tag-out procedures and fail safe devices to prevent accidental unloading.
~George S, Retired Fluid Power Sales, Edmond, OK
Check design several times and do not assume.
~Francis S, Project Manager, Rothesay, Canada
Use caution not to oversize..
~Tim W., Design Engineer, Anchorage, U.S.
Question sales reps.
~Bus. owner, Santa Rosa, CA
LP accumulator is easily damaged being pressure surging
~TAO ZF, Research & Development, BEIJING, P, R of CHINA

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