Accumulator Fastening Clamps
They say any system is only as strong as its weakest link. This is definitely true when talking about accumulators. These are devices that regulate pressure and energy in systems, they’re under a lot of stress and one bad connection can damage the entire system.
The weakest point is usually the accumulator fastening clamps. You’ll find there are a variety of styles of accumulator fastening clamps. The traditional notched metal band with screw tightening is one of the preferred options.
However, you’ll need to consider whether vibrations in your system will encourage the screw to loosen, damaging the connection.
It’s also worth looking at the material the accumulator fastening clamps are made from. Metal is definitely the preferred option, the higher the grade of steel the better.
Accumulator fastening clamps come in a wide range of sizes. Despite being adjustable it’s normal to have a series of clamps. The most common are:
- 110 – 120mm
- 160 – 170mm
- 218 – 228mm
- 224 – 230mm
Of course, it’s also possible to have custom made accumulator fastening clamps. However, this is not normally required as the clamps are designed to fit pipes and accumulators, which are generally standardized in size.
You should note that you can specify clamps by liter size. The range of clamps available covers a flow of between 0.4L and 100L.
To ensure you have the right accumulator fastening clamps you should be aware of all the measurements. That’s the internal diameter of the clamp, the external width, the size of the clamp screw, and even the maximum load.
Don’t forget that the clamp needs to be secured to something. If it simply attaches pipes to components it will be under additional stress that can cause component failure. Check the positioning of the clamp base and the size of bolts it will accommodate. This will ensure you have the right clap for your needs.
If you’re not sure of any of the details you can speak to the professionals at SAIP S.R.L. It’s a company that has been trading for more than 40 years. The staff are qualified, experienced, and will be happy to provide assistance and ensure you have the right clamp for the job. It doesn’t matter whether you’re using an accumulator in a gas, liquid, or another type of system. The right fastening mechanism is integral to the success of the system, choose wisely.