Copyright © NFPA
NFPA/T3.4.7 R2-2000 (R2009).
Title:Accumulator – Pressure rating supplement to NFPA/T2.6.1 R2-2000 – Method for verifying the fatigue and burst pressure ratings of the pressure containing envelope of a metal fluid power accumulator, 6 pgs.
Scope:This standard provides: test and statistical methods for generating fatigue distribution datatest and statistical methods for conducting a verification of the pressure ratings on fluid power accumulatorscommon requirements and an industry-wide philosophy in judging one type of pressure capability for fluid power accumulatorsuniform methods of product comparison. This standard covers the pressure containing envelope of the following accumulator types: pistonbladderdiaphragmdirect actingmechanicalmechanical springmechanical weightedmetal bellowsgas bottles, are also included, only when they are used as an extension of the gas volume of one of the above mentioned accumulators. This standard limits conditions as follows: Follow 1.2 from NFPA/T2.6.1 R2. This standard encourages manufacturers to use this common method to enhance the credibility of their pressure ratings.