As an approved Accumulator service centre we can offer comprehensive Accumulator Testing Service to meet the current pressure regulations.

Under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000, PED – Pressure Equipment Directive & BS EN 1968:2002 regulations, all hydraulic accumulators over a certain age must be tested periodically.

Ovalway recommends that they are tested and certified every five years from new.

Users and owners of pressure systems are required to demonstrate that they know the safe operating limits of their systems, and that the systems are safe under those conditions. They need to ensure that a suitable Written Scheme of Examination is in place before the system is operated, and that the pressure system is examined in accordance with the Written Scheme of Examination.

Accumulator Testing Service

Ovalway an approved accumulator service centre can offer full Accumulator Testing Service to meet the current pressure regulations.

Our engineers are fully trained and qualified to carry out tests on accumulators.

We are Hydac, Fawcett Christie and QHP approved and carry a large stock of bladders and accessories.

Planned Maintenance Programme

We can provide a written scheme of examination, certify shells, complete routine maintenance including pre-charging with nitrogen, Inspection and service to facilitate your maintenance program, while minimising down time.

Full Service Details

Our unique, comprehensive service includes all of the following:

  • Strip paintwork
  • Visual check of specification and outer casing
  • Dismantling and removal of old bladder accumulator
  • Testing of the casing on our volumetric stretch rig to the Safety Regulations, PED & BS EN 1968:2002 regulations
  • Installation of new bladder
  • Reassembly and Pre-charge
  • Full oil test on one of our hydraulic test rigs
  • Re-paint
  • Fitting of specification and testing label

Bladder Accumulators

All bladders we supply and fit during the testing process, carry a full manufacturer’s warranty for a period of two years (subject to meeting correct operating conditions).

Piston Accumulators

We can also undertake the repair and re-certification of piston accumulators.

These undergo the same rigorous procedures as bladder type accumulators.We can accommodate accumulators of any size and offer a complete turn-key solution to accumulator overhaul, including machining, honing and seal measuring and sizing.

For larger accumulators we carry out a hydrostatic pressure test which conforms to the pressure regulations.