Air Receiver Tanks

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.

What is an Air Receiver Tank?

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.

Air Receiver Tank Sizing

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.

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