Air Receiver Tanks provide compressed air when short-term demand exceeds the
compressor output. They reduce pulsation and repetitive cycling of the compressor
operation. They also remove moisture and entrained oil from the air allowing them to settle
to the bottom of the receiver where it can be periodically blown off. Air Receiver Tanks
are used in compressed air systems to store the compressed air and to permit pressure
to be equalized in the system. They are sized to best supplement the air compressor
operation - typically one gallon of storage for each actual cubic foot per minute.