Accumulator failure is an unfortunate and common occurrence. When accumulators work properly in a circuit, these vital components can last with very little maintenance. Incorrect operating parameters are the most common cause of failure in hydraulic accumulators.
Hydraulics has always been about solving problems. Customers turn to the Industry with specific needs and requests and we provide the solutions. Sometimes those needs may require some pretty sharp innovative thinking on our part and may even lead to some new technological developments. But with our industry becoming increasingly proactive, now might be a good time to take a peek into the future and see just which kind of technological developments we can expect.
In short, the answer to the above question is a resounding “Yes!” Air, when introduced to the wrong places can do a lot of damage to a hydraulic system. There are many ways that air can enter a hydraulic system. Hydraulic oil can contain up to 10% dissolved air by volume. Air can also become trapped inside the system. This is known as free air.