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Beyond Steel: A Deep Dive into the Materials of Large Capacity Air Tanks

Air storage tanks serve as a crucial part of ensuring that your compressor operates successfully. They store compressed air as well as protect against fluctuating pressure.

They also aid in reducing stress on your HVAC system in warm weather. But, selecting the correct size is vital to your operation. Below are some points to think about when choosing larger Capacity Compressed Air Tanks.


Air tanks temporarily store compressed aeration for a buffer to protect the output of an air compressor and the demand. A larger air tank capacity can expand the capacity of the air compressor system. They may be stationary, or mobile, providing many options to the application.

Portable air tanks are slim and lightweight, making them simple to move around a job site or in a workshop. They can be used for filling up tires as well as power tools, and equipment. These tanks are often an ideal alternative to static air compressors to complete quick tasks that don’t require a lengthy process.

Air tanks that are stationary can be affixed to the walls of a shop or garage. They have a greater space for storage than mobile tanks, and are suitable in situations with restricted floor space. They also feature a lower center of gravity, making them less unstable than vertical air tanks and less likely to tip over. These tanks are often preferred for their stability, especially in workshops with a high quantity of equipment.

Horizontal and Vertical

Air Tanks are among the unspoken heroes of your compressed air system. They store excess air to assist in compensating for peak demand and also prevent short cycle because they maintain a constant air pressure in the control system of your compressor.

We supply both vertical and horizontal air tanks, both composed of durable carbon steel or stainless steel. We also offer a variety of both interior and exterior coatings to prevent the corrosion.

The large tanks can be moved around a workshop or construction site to accomplish the tasks like tire inflation. They can also be permanently mounted to a truck or trailer where they will serve as an addition or replacement to an air compressor. Because of their small footprint, they typically are used in situations where height limits are not able to be accommodated by a taller vertical tank. Furthermore, their smaller center of gravity make them less likely to overturn. The models are offered either with or without a top plate, and either the standard or ANSI connector for flanges.

ASME Certified and Non ASME

Air tanks are used to store compressed air to deliver to tools and equipment when a compressor isn’t operating or to supply additional air flow in periods of high demand. These tanks can also be used to protect against pressure fluctuations, allowing compressors to operate more effectively.

Due to the high volume of pressure inside these tanks hold and the high pressure they hold, they have to be built according to very high standards. Tanks not meeting these standards are highly hazardous and may cause severe injuries or death if they burst.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) creates engineering codes and production standards for many different machines binh tich khi nen as well as parts and systems. Its ASME stamp on a tank that is an air-receiver confirms it’s in compliance with the safety and engineering standards. If a tank doesn’t bear one of the ASME stamp, it is not safe to make use of and must be avoid. ASME rules also govern the construction, design of assemblies, construction, and inspection of the pressure vessel’s components during design and construction.

High Pressure and Low Pressure

Air tanks temporarily store compressed air for delivery to equipment and tools when the compressor isn’t running. They are rated to hold a maximum pressure level measured in pounds-per-square-inch (psi).

Smaller, portable tanks are able to be moved around an office or work site and without the bulk of an air compressor. The larger, stationary air tanks will increase the storage capacity an air compressor system and are able to be placed at the point of use to ensure that airflow is maintained in the event that pressures decrease.

An air tank that is larger compensates for peak demand and decreases the pulsation of pressurized air flow to devices and controls. It will also eliminate short cycle caused by short cycling, causing the system to run in the form of a cycle that heats the air, and reduces pressure. Outdoor air tank storage also helps reduce strain on HVAC systems in warmer weather by avoiding excess temperature build-up in the compressor chamber. Tanks can be found in the horizontal and vertical versions, and are made of stainless steel, carbon steel or aluminum.