Eaton offers bladder, piston and diaphragm-type accumulators in a wide range of sizes, bladder materials, port configurations and pressure ratings to provide optimum design flexibility. Eaton also offers a complete line of accessories needed for proper installation and maintenance, including safety shut-off blocks, clamps, repair kits, and charging and gauging units.
The bladder accumulator consists of a fluid section and a gas section, with the bladder acting as a gas-proof screen.
Eaton diaphragm accumulators utilize the compressibility of a gas (nitrogen) in storing hydraulic energy. The gas is required because fluids are practically incompressible and thus, cannot store energy by themselves.
Fluids are practically incompressible and cannot therefore store pressure energy. The compressibility of a gas (nitrogen) is utilized in hydro pneumatic accumulators for storing fluids.