As mentioned in other sections, the air bellow is an elastomer that requires an air supply, having a double functionality. The air bellow may operate as a pneumatic cylinder, and it could work as an isolator absorbing vibrations.
Among its application fields, we are able to distinguish and outline the use of this bellow as an oil reservoir. This application is not very common, but it’s being more and more used thanks to its capabilities and outstanding performance in this environment.
As mentioned in the Study on dynamic characteristics of underwater pressure compensator considering nonlinearity (https://ms.copernicus.org/articles/11/183/2020/), with the exploration of marine resources by human beings, some tasks like marine surveying and monitoring are developed from shallow sea to deep sea. The requirements for the depth and reliability of underwater robots are also increasing, due to some advantages like higher energy density and achieving stepless speed regulation much easier compared to electricity, the hydraulic power is generally used in heavy-load underwater vehicles.
ORIA air bellows used as hydraulic pressure compensators
ORIA air bellows could be used as oil reservoirs in the offshore field, providing a variable volume in undersea drilling operations, trenchers and other types of applications carried out under the sea.
ORIA air bellow’s hydraulic pressure compensator capabilities
Corrosion and oil resistance should be highly considered when selecting the bellow oil reservoir. In ORIA we have the capability to manufacture high resistance bellow oil reservoirs, made with AISI16 stainless steel metal components and special rubber bellow compounds, so as to be able to last and provide a remarkable performance in subsea operations.
ORIA air bellows manufacturing highlighted experience
In ORIA we are able to manufacture a specific product depending on the application requirements. Our experience working in different application fields has helped us to provide turnkey solutions, adapting to the end user’s environmental and the demanding working conditions.