Intermediate storage is a key component to your compressed air system. Intermediate storage is step five in the Six Steps to Optimizing Your Compressed Air System. Receiver tanks can also be the difference between having to buy a new compressor or outfitting the application with a receiver tank. Today I would like to discuss some of the accessories you might need to outfit your receiver tank with. Below is a picture of a receiver tank that Professor Penurious has outfitted.
This is a unit that we transport around the lab to help with different tests. As you can see there are more ports than needed on the EXAIR 60 Gallon Receiver Tank, so we have installed plugs in the unused ports, while using pipe unions and ball valves to make quick and simple installation into many different areas.
Another key item to have is pressure relief valve, this needs to be paired with the receiver tank to ensure you are operating within the limits of the tank.
Another key component is a drain valve on the bottom of the unit. This is to help drain any moisture that has accumulated in the tank over a period of use.
The final piece that is recommended to install on an intermediate storage tank would be a pressure gauge. This is so you can ensure the tank is holding pressure over time, along with allow you to see your operating pressure.
If you have any questions about how intermediate storage can help your compressed air system, contact us.