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Accumulators sizing for energy storage apps.

This week I worked on an accumulator sizing calculator for BOPs, so I have recovered my thermodynamic knowledge and just would like to note somewhere the materials summary and my thoughts about generic accumulator sizing for energy storage applications.

Let’s get generic formula

First of all, all accumulator calculations based on a generic formula of the polytropic process (Ideal Gas Law):

##pV^{n}=const \hspace{35pt} (1)##

Where the specific value of #n# corresponds to particular cases:
#n=0# for isobaric process
#n=+\infty# for isochoric process
#n=1# for isothermal process
#n=\gamma# for adiabatic process

Now, take a look at the image and apply this formula for the accumulator’s 3 major work stages:

Sizing Accumulators

Sizing Accumulators

Parker Gold Cup IE (Intelligence Enabled)

Parker Gold Cup IE

Parker Gold Cup IE

Parker introduced Gold Cup – IE (Intelligence Enabled) pump.

In general, this is just the new option “E” at the secondary control option for the “9A” electro-hydraulic stroker as the primary control. This option combines the robust design of Gold Cup pump technology with the intelligence of operational sensors and analytics.

Example model number:

P11P3R1C9AEB00

Read more at the PDF document Introducing Gold Cup – IE (Intelligence Enabled).

In my opinion, this option is not for every application, because most sensors are not required for regular tasks. But probably there are exist some sensitive applications where all components should be monitored in real-time (where the high cost of downtime) for detecting failure before it occurs.

ATOS online configurator

ATOS online configurator

ATOS online configurator

ATOS presents the new smart online configurator.

The configurator guarantees free access to technical documentation, 3D view of the selected components and for the users registered in MyAtos area, it allows also to export 3D models and obtain the products prices, as previously available on SWK software.
This first release includes Proportional valves, Axis & P/Q controls, On-off valves and Pumps, while Cylinders will be introduced by the year-end.

Direct link to online Configurator: https://www.atos.com/en-it/configurator/step/productline