This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) is intended as a guide in defining the requirements for aerospace piston separated hydraulic accumulators, including details pertinent to the design, fabrication, and performance of the accumulator. This type of accumulator has a piston separator and contains both high-pressure gas and fluid. The accumulator is used in aerospace hydraulic systems of the following types as defined in AS5440 with design operating pressures of up to 8000 psi (55,160 kPa).
Type I: -65 to +160 °F (-54 to +71 °C) fluid temperature
Type II: -65 to +275 °F (-54 to +135 °C) fluid temperature
For commercial aerospace or helicopter applications, the information and guidelines of ARP4752 or ARP4925 respectively, are considered.
ARP4379 has been revised to issue A for the following reasons:
Major editorial changes
Document restructured and reformatted in its entirety to reflect latest industry practice and standards
Vessel Proof and Burst factors changed for commercial to comply with new regulations
New and revised technical and test requirements have been incorporated