Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Air Receivers for your Compressed Air System

An air receiver, which is also referred to as a compressed air tank, is an integral part of any air compression system. The most important role of an air receiver is to act as temporary storage to accommodate the peaks of demand and to optimize the efficiency of your operation. While in some cases air compressor installation can run without the air receiver it is important to note the potential reasons as to why your company may need one. A first reason is that without the receiver your air system may increase the loading and unloading cycles which causes your compressor to work harder. Another reason why a receiver may be what you need is that they can act as a buffer mechanism between the compressor and the fluctuating pressure caused by changing demand. A final reason to consider using an air receiver is that some compressors can be “tank-mounted”. This means that they come as a package and are mounted on top of the receiver which is a popular set up for facilities where space comes at a premium. Using a tank mounted compressor can save on both space as well as initial installation costs associated with commissioning a stand-alone dry. One important thing to note however is that larger air compressors are not suitable for tank mounted options, as they become top heavy and can pose a safety risk.

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