Vertical Air Tanks
Vertical air tanks are typically used in series with a base mounted air compressors. Our factory is located in Virginia were all air tanks are exterior primed, fabricated from steel. All tanks supplied are all ASME coded. The option of having them exterior and interior epoxy coated is available.
Sizing Air Tanks
It is recommended to have 4 gallons of storage for every 1 CFM for load/no load (start/stop) piston and rotary compressors and 2 gallons of storage for every 1 CFM for variable speed drive compressors. Remember, you can never have enough storage for your air system.
Air Tank Installations
Their are a lot of theories when installing air tanks within your compressor room. Compressor recommends to install your air tank after the compressor to help with the controls and reduce energy consumption. Textbook will tell you to install a tank after the compressor and after the air dryer, one tank acting as a "wet tank" and one tank acting as "dry tank". Please note; your air lines do not act as air storage, your air distribution is a very important role of your air system, air distribution is covered in the air piping category.
If you are replacing or installing a new air tank, remember to replace or install the following items:
- Safety Valve
- Pressure Gauge
- Tank Drain w/ Valve
- Vibration Pads