Air Receiver Tanks from Compressed Air Systems

Absolutely essential to any compressed air system, air receiver tanks not only serve as temporary storage, but they also allow your system to perform more efficiently.

Because of the immense pressure they contain and because of their importance to a system, they must be built to be exceptionally durable and strong.

To be sure that yours will last you many years to come and will be able to handle the pressures of everyday use, it is absolutely essential to purchase from reputable dealers and brands.

Additional Air Receiver Information

Air receiver tanks are essential to compressed air systems, as they allow the system to perform efficiently. They also serve as temporary storage. The tanks enable you to use air when the compressor is not running. Apart from this, they also supply additional air to the system during periods of high usage.

Receiver tanks play an important role in determining the location and type of tanks required. The primary tanks are located near the air compressor systems and act as a storage reservoir. The secondary tanks are located farther from the compressor systems but are still close enough to devices that need large amounts of air.

Receiver tanks are built to be exceptionally strong and durable because of the immense pressure they contain. Many types of applications require air receiver tanks. These include:

  • Storage to protect from pressure fluctuations
  • Improving torque or speed
  • Storage to rate a high flow rate application into the system.

The size of a receiver tank should be specific to the needs of the application. Receiver tanks range in volumes from 30 – 8,000 gallons.

The size of a tank is based on:

  • System size
  • Compressor output
  • Air demand cycles

Benefits of Air Receiver Tanks

  • Air receiver tanks save you the hassle of turning on the compressor system when air is needed only for a few seconds. This decreases the costs of compressor usage. Electrical usage and maintenance costs are also reduced.
  • The tank is used to store air. This stored air can then be used when there is an increase in usage.
  • It is used to equalize the pressure variation using the start/stop switch. The sequence of the compressor can also be modulated.
  • Condensation is removed from stored air. This adds an extra level of moisture removal to the air system. The moisture trap has a drain attached. This helps in removing water from the air system.

Importance of Air Receiver Tanks in Compressed Air Systems

An air receiver tank is an important component of a compressed air system. The tank is sized 6 – 10 times the flow rate of the compressor system. The receiver tank is usually 150 cubic feet (minimum) for compressors with a rating of 25 scfm at 100 psi.

The tank is a reservoir of compressed air that can be used during peak demand. It removes water from the compressor system by cooling the air. The tank reduces pulsation in the system. The pulsation is usually caused by a cyclic process downstream or a reciprocating compressor.

The air tank compensates for peak demand. This balances the supply of the compressor system with the increase in demand.

There are many types of applications requiring air receiver tanks, including improving speed or torque, storage to protect from pressure fluctuations, storage to meter a high flow-rate application into a system, and more.

No matter the use, it’s important to size it to your needs. You size a tank based on the compressor output, system size and air demand cycles. One method to estimate the receiver size is this formula:

V = (Q x Pa) / (P1 + Pa)

V = receiver size in cubed feet
Q = compressor output in cfm
Pa = standard atmospheric pressure in psia
P1 = compressed pressure in psig

Compressed Air Systems can help you with air tanks and as an authorized Kaeser and Powerex dealer, we offer some of the highest-quality, epoxy coated tanks on the market today.

Choose from both new and used models to get the quality you deserve while still staying within your budget.

Ranging in volume from 30 to 8,000 gallons, we have air receiver tanks to suit any need. Plus, if you’re not sure which size is right for you, the systems specialists at our facility can advise you and help you figure out which air receiver tanks fit your requirements.

Call or e-mail us today for more information to find out how we can help you with your system. We can also provide you with a wide selection of vital products, including 5 gallon, 30 gallon, and 80 gallon products, oil free, continuous duty options, thread floor flanges, air blow guns, L port valves, 90 degree elbows, stainless steel vacuum gauges, and even a portable carbon monoxide monitor.

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Compressed Air Systems can provide the highest quality, epoxy coated air receiver tanks to suit your specific needs. Choose from old and new models that meet your budget. Our wide selection of receiver tanks includes 5-gallon, 30 gallon, and 80 gallons. Contact us today for more information about air receiver tanks that fit your requirements.