Definition - What does Temperature Compensator mean?
A Temperature Compensator is a device that is used to balance the internal temperature of hydraulic systems under ambient pressure and temperature of the surrounding seawater. The device is made up of high tensile strength enforced between neoprene materials. Due to its high pressure, the device can prevent water intrusion and protect the internal equipment from water damage. Compensators offer more reliability by eliminating rod seals and pistons. They are manufactured from hard anodized 6061-T6 aluminum.
Petropedia explains Temperature Compensator
A compensator is used as a temperature compensator and as a pressure compensator too. It offers compensated pressure and temperature readings while the excess oil passes over the relief valve. The compensator is used to unload the pump when the pressure reaches a certain level. Besides, it offers maximum mounting flexibility during cartridge construction. It is also used to maintain the preset pressure and temperature that influence the pressure variation on the flow rate. Some of its advantages are:
- It offers excellent dynamics
- It offers stability overflow range and pressures
- It minimizes the effect of eccentricities in cavity
- It maximizes the reliability in operations.