(Attn. Steve E.)
PO Box 356, San Dimas, CA 91773
Virtually every industrial building in the USA has an air receiver, air tank installed somewhere in it. The usual function of an air system is to transmit energy generated at a single source to different areas of a facility. The air receiver stores and delivers air pressure when the compressor is not running, and also serves as a pulsation damper and moisture trap.
Vacuum receivers act in a similar manner, except that the system imparts suction at the point of usage. Bottling and canning plants are examples of facilities where vacuum handling systems are used. Vacuum receivers do not need to be built to meet the ASME pressure vessel code. However, if code construction is required by the user, and an access manway is called for, one suitable for 15# external pressure must be installed.
Because of its compressibility, air can store large amounts of energy which can be dangerous if released suddenly, for example if a air tank or vessel ruptures. The rules for the design and construction of air receivers are therefore very stringent, and our air receivers are built and tested strictly to the ASME pressure vessel code.
Most smaller air receivers are made with a platform on top for the compressor to mount on. These are known as "Pump Mounts", and are built to withstand the vibrations of the pump and motor. Some are made for two compressors, with supports that extend to the ground. These are known as "Duplex" units or "Duplex Air Tank".
Air receivers that are installed separately from the compressor, are called "Remote" air tanks. These are usually bigger in size, and part of a system that can include a dryer and other equipment. To save floor space, they are usually vertical.
Air tanks can range in size from 10 gallons to 20,000 gallons and
larger. However, 240 gallons through 2000 gallons sizes are more typical.
These are some of the air receiver tank models only, please call for other sizes.
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