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An air receiver tank, also known as an air compressor tank or compressed air storage tank, is a pressure vessel that stores compressed air energy generated by the air compressor for future use. These tanks come in various sizes and configurations, such as vertical and horizontal.

The main functions of an air receiver tank are:

  • Temporary storage of compressed air for short, high-demand events.
  • Providing a steady flow and pressure to pneumatic controls.
  • Acting as a secondary heat exchanger, enhancing the efficiency of air dryers when used as a "wet tank."

By providing a steady stream of air-to-air control to the air compressor, the air receiver tank prevents short-cycling and over-pressurization. Short-cycling, where the compressor frequently turns on and off to meet fluctuating demand, can lead to premature failure of switches, valves and other components. The tank helps maintain consistent system pressure, reducing wear on compressor components and ensuring efficient operation.

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The system

The air receiver tank is typically positioned downstream of the air compressor in a compressed air system. Its purpose is to store compressed air from the compressor, acting as a buffer to provide a steady and consistent supply of compressed air to the system. This storage ensures that the system can meet sudden spikes in demand without overloading the compressor, thus reducing instances of short-cycling and improving overall system efficiency. Additionally, the tank helps remove moisture and contaminants from the compressed air and can serve as a secondary heat exchanger to enhance the performance of air dryers.

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What else do Kaeser and Air Solutions Canada offer?

Rotary Vacuum and Rotary Blowers are other facets of Kaeser's product range.

Air Solutions will design, build and install any of the Kaeser range of products, including compressors, vacuums, blowers and a full range of clean air treatments. Our turnkey approach to rigging, piping, ductwork and electrical, means that one call does it all.

Do you offer delivery and pickup services?

Yes, we offer delivery and pickup services for all of our rental equipment. We'll work with you to schedule a convenient time for delivery and pickup that works with your schedule.

How it works

Our tried-and-tested approach to get you a reliable compressed air solution at the lowest possible cost of ownership looks like this:

Discovery call

Discovery call

Our solutions specialist visits your facility to discuss your current situation, pain points, future plans, and potential government incentives. We can undertake as little, or as much, of your project as you would like.

Requirement analysis

Requirement analysis

We analyze the equipment at your facility, its performance, condition, and suitability. We ensure that storage, piping, and compressed air quality are in line with your requirements and best practices.

Turnkey installation

Turnkey installation

Everything we do is “in house.” Air audits, leak detection, design, build, and service are handled quickly and efficiently.This approach means that we manage every aspect of your project, avoiding finger pointing and single source supply for you and your organization.

Maintenance and repair

Maintenance and repair

Whether you require emergency breakdown response, predictive, or preventative maintenance our team has you covered. Air end and motor service and rebuilds, piping, and analysation are also available.

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When you speak to us, ask for an Air Demand Analysis. It will give you the performance data of your current compressed air system and show the savings you can generate. We offer a performance guarantee - if we don’t identify inefficiencies within your system which are equivalent to the cost of the ADA study, then the study will be free! And in the meantime, download the Ultimate Guide on Rightsizing your Compressed Air System. You can stop being frustrated that they were over promised and under delivered, and instead be confident with a radically different solution that serves your needs better at a lower cost. 


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