Hydraulic Tank Design, Task & Type.

Here are some solution for that situation .

  1. Either lengthen the stroke of pump. Means increase the pump’s cylinder length.
  2. Either reduce the area of lifting cylinder.
  3. Top up the hydraulic fluid and pump again.

By first method you can make available more hydraulic fluid to pump, however, it is not convenient because it makes the jack bulkier, bigger and heavier. So, it is not applicable daily practice.

The second answer, reducing the area of lifting cylinder will reduce the consumption of hydraulic fluid and cause long stroke, however it is not convenient because now force multiplication is less and more force require.

Third solution is best and suitable. we can top up the fluid from a separate supply of fluid and pump again as much we need.

(Fig. 3) Additional supply of hydraulic fluid from tank
(Fig. 3) Additional supply of hydraulic fluid from tank

Introduction of hydraulic tank in system

In this diagram, we are seeing a hydraulic tank which provides fluid to the system whenever needed and directed back to the hydraulic tank when it is no longer needed. In this diagram, we also see two flap gate (check valve)
To lift the vehicle, the hydraulic fluid is pumped out of the hydraulic tank and into the lifting cylinder while these flap gates prevents the fluid to push back into the pump cylinder or to tank. And for lowering the lifting cylinder there is another valve in a separate return line call coke valve need to be open which will direct the fluid back to the tank.

But hydraulic tank is not only for storing the hydraulic fluid. In next page we will find more significant purpose of a hydraulic tank.

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