High Pulsation Reduction

The LPT provides greater than 90% reduction in pulse amplitude, regardless of operating pressure, at frequencies of 100Hz and higher under typical operating conditions resulting in increased system efficiency.

High Noise Level Reduction

Pipe radiated noise is reduced by 20dB or more. The LPT provides a quieter environment for hydraulic system operations.

Zero Maintenance

The LPT has zero moving parts and does not require spare parts. Maintenance and tuning, unlike pressure charged dampeners, is never required.

Reduced System Maintenance Cost

Repair or pipe and fitting replacement in the hydraulic system is virtually eliminated due to reduced pulsation and vibration in the piping system.

Improved Particle Filtration

Pulsation reductions provide for a more stable filter media and particle filtration efficiency.

 

Applications

Liquid Dampeners have been developed for commercial and military aircraft to diminish hydraulic line pressure pulsations and reduce noise for increased passenger comfort and improved operational characteristics of flight control surfaces.

Additionally, the range of use for PULSCO Liquid Pulsation Dampeners is highlighted by applications such as silencing wine processing lines at Foster Farms®, and drastically reducing the noise emanating from the hydraulically powered set at the Cirque du Soleil®, Treasure Island Show at the Mirage® Las Vegas.

Industrial machinery employing hydraulic power supplies including injection molding equipment, machine tools, lifts, construction equipment and all types of hydraulic moving devices have benefited from PULSCO Hydraulic System Pulsation Dampeners.

Typical applications for PULSCO’s Liquid Pulsation Dampener are:

  • Military & Commercial Aircraft
  • Naval & Marine Vessels
  • Offshore Platforms
  • Refineries & Process Plants
  • Water injection Pumps
 

Design

PULSCO’s Liquid Dampeners range in size from 1 to 24 inches in diameter and 4 to 72 inches in length. The diameter and length, as well as the inlet and outlet configuration can be varied to meet specific installation situations.

PULSCO Liquid Dampener can be designed using any material, in any thickness to compensate for temperature, pressure and flow conditions.

The most prevalent style used by PULSCO for higher frequency hydraulic systems is the three-chamber device. This design features a chamber divided into three compartments connected by series and branch tubes. The specific design, however, is dependent on the unique application and desired attenuation.

 

Operation

PULSCO’s Liquid Pulsation Dampeners use the acoustic properties of specifically arranged volumes and tubes to form a reactive low pass filter. All hydraulic motors and pumps generate pressure pulsation at frequencies related to the system speed and configuration. The pulsations propagate through the fluid column within the hydraulic lines, and are the root cause of radiating airborne noise and even system failure due to vibration. The LPT consists of a network of tubes and chambers acoustically tuned to dampen these pulsations in the targeted frequency range, thus reducing vibration and noise. Preferably installed in close proximity to the pump outlet, the LPT may be mounted in any position.