Brand: HYDAC | Part Number: SB330
Fluids are practically incompressible and cannot therefore store pressure energy.
The compressibility of a gas is utilised in hydraulic accumulators for storing fluids. HYDAC bladder accumulators are based on this principle, using nitrogen as the compressible medium.
A bladder accumulator consists of a fluid section and a gas section with the bladder acting as the gas-proof screen. The fluid around the bladder is connected to the hydraulic circuit so that the bladder accumulator draws in fluid when the pressure increases and the gas is compressed. When the pressure drops, the compressed gas expands and forces the stored fluid into the circuit.