Wind turbines generate electricity through wind without producing hazardous pollutants such as acid rain or greenhouse gases. The hydraulics system within a wind turbine includes an accumulator, which stores pressurized fluids and releases them when required. Some accumulator functions are for energy storage, emergency operation, pressure shock cushioning, as well as compensation for oil leaks and temperature changes.
An accumulator typically consists of two compartments. The first compartment is filled with gas while the second is connected to the hydraulic circuit and is filled with fluid. To prevent the fluid from absorbing the gas, a gas-tight separating element is required. Since nitrogen is inert, it is ideal in this application as it prevents explosion if the accumulator were to leak.
Nitrogen generators can help your organization product pure nitrogen for your separating element.
In modern hydraulic systems, the nitrogen gas-loaded accumulator is the most common. Nitrogen generators can load these accumulators with ultra-pure, on-demand nitrogen. Learn more about South-Tek’s technology by following the link below or contacting us at 888-526-6284.