Tanks

An air receiver or replacement tank is essential for any compressed air system. The tank’s primary purpose is to provide a reservoir of power during peak demands. The extra storage capacity ensures your compressor’s safe and efficient operation without a system overload.

Another critical function of a receiver tank is removing moisture from the compressed air supply. When warm air emerges from the pump, it contains potentially harmful water vapor. The receiver tank cools and condenses the steam, allowing for easy removal of the moisture through a drain at the bottom of the unit.

At Compressed Air Technologies, we’re an authorized distributor for several of the most reputable compressed air tank manufacturers, including Manchester Tank. Our extensive inventory consists of various models and sizes in multiple configurations. Our expert staff is available to help you determine which air tanks are best suited to fit the needs of your operation.


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Vertical and Horizontal Compressed Air Tanks

Air receiver tanks typically come in two types — horizontal and vertical. Although they function similarly, space considerations vary. Vertical tanks often work better where space is limited because of their smaller footprints. Sizes of replacement air tanks can range from small 5-gallon tanks to industrial-sized receivers up to 10,000 gallons. 

The smaller the air replacement tank, the better the portability. High-capacity tanks typically have feet to provide stability and often require mounting to reduce vibration during operation. 

Vertical Receivers

ASME pressure vessel

Base ring mounted

Multiple selectable customization options 

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Horizontal Receivers

ASME pressure vessel

Base ring mounted

Multiple selectable customization options 

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Calculating Your Replacement Air Needs 

Required storage capacities for compressed air depend on the application. Some factors to consider when choosing the capacity of your replacement tank include:

  • The capacity of your compressor: Most operations prefer to use 3 to 5 gallons of air storage capacity for each cubic foot per minute (CFM) of output. This calculation means that a 100 CFM compressor would pair well with a replacement tank capable of storing 300-500 gallons of air. Ideally, the ratio of air storage should be close to two-thirds dry to one-third wet capacity.
  • Consistency of airflow: Applications with steady airflow typically don’t need as much storage capacity as operations requiring large bursts of air. In these cases, 2 gallons per CFM of capacity can often suffice.
  • Peaks in demand: Operations with increased demand peaks and high variability in airflow often call for higher-output compressors and larger replacement tanks. The extra capacity ensures a steady flow during high demand points. A higher-capacity tank can also provide a sufficient air supply during emergency power loss or planned downtime.

Replacement Air Compressor Tank Vendor

Among our featured air compressor tanks are the standard air receivers manufactured by Quincy Compressor, Samuel Pressure Vessel, Steel Fab, Sylvan and Manchester Tank. Some of the most popular models include horizontal air receivers, vertical air receivers, horizontal gas-driven tanks and horizontal grasshopper tanks. These tanks offer many excellent features:

  • Horizontal and vertical configurations are available.
  • Stainless steel, carbon steel or aluminum materials can meet the needs of your application.
  • Tanks comply with the ASME Section VIII Division I code.
  • Tanks are “U” stamped and registered with National Board.
  • Special exterior and interior coatings are available to reduce corrosion.
  • Compressed air tanks range from 2 to 96 inches in diameter.

Our partners can custom manufacture tanks based on the specific needs of your application. Our engineers can work with you to help determine a set of specifications that best fits your operation.


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The Benefits of Air Tanks for Compressed Air Systems

Using an air receiver tank with your compressed air system can significantly improve your operation’s performance. Some of the advantages include:

  • Increasing the efficiency of your air dryer: An air receiver tank can reduce moisture before it hits your system’s air dryer with minimal energy. This process saves significant power, translating to lower utility costs.
  • Minimizing air waste:  An air receiver tank saves the energy of turning on your compressor system when you need air in short bursts, allowing you to decrease the costs of compressor usage. Air replacement tanks also reduce your compressor’s electrical usage and maintenance costs.
  • Reducing the required pressure of your compressor: Compressed air storage allows you to minimize your air compressor’s operating pressure. Without a reservoir of compressed air, the system will have to work at higher pressures, resulting in more power and higher utility costs.
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Find Your New Air Replacement Tank at Compressed Air Technologies

Whatever the size of your operation, Compressed Air Technologies can provide you with high-quality air receiver tanks to meet your needs. Choose from some of the most technologically advanced models on the market. Contact us today to learn more.