Air Receiver Tanks
|Vertical Air Receiver Tanks|
Air receiver tanks are designed to provide a supply buffer to meet short-term demand spikes that can exceed the compressor capacity. They also serve to dampen reciprocating compressor pulsations, separate out particles and liquids, and make the compressed air system easier to control. In some cases, installing a larger air receiver tank to meet occasional peak demands can even allow for the use of a smaller compressor.
Air receivers in compressed air systems serves the important purposes of:
· Equalizing the pressure variation from the start/stop and modulating sequence of the compressor
· Storage of air volume equalizing the variation in consumption and demand from the system
· Collecting condensate and water in the air after the compressor