accumulator Glossary


Glossary “accumulator” Definition:
1). A tank located in the outlet of the evaporator to receive the refrigerant that leaves the evaporator. Used to store or hold liquid refrigerant in an air-conditioning system. This device is constructed to ensure that no liquid refrigerant enters the compressor. 2). Device that cushions the motion of a clutch and servo action in an A/T. 3). Container that stores hydraulic fluid under pressure that can be used for shock absorbers, or as an alternate pressure source for an ABS system.