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  • #731095

    Rovik
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    I just started a new project. This time i’m working on two air receiver tanks, to increase the air volume to my compressor in my garage. Here are some pictures:

    Norway

    #731101

    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    You mean you’re going to build them?

    #731121

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    You mean you’re going to build them?

    From what I can tell it looks like he is going to build the air tanks.

    Greg

    instagram.com/gregtokley/

    #731141

    Rovik
    Pro

    You mean you’re going to build them?

    From what I can tell it looks like he is going to build the air tanks.

    Yes that’ right. Some more progress of the build.

    Norway

    #731147

    Warren6810
    Pro
    Akron, OH

    I repurposed one of my old 30 gallon compressors as a surge tank. Just stripped down the motor, switch, etc.

    #731180

    Rovik
    Pro

    I repurposed one of my old 30 gallon compressors as a surge tank. Just stripped down the motor, switch, etc.

    That’s a god idea.

    Some welding going on.

    Norway

    #731185

    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    I repurposed one of my old 30 gallon compressors as a surge tank. Just stripped down the motor, switch, etc.

    That’s a god idea.

    Some welding going on.

    Another great looking project! Were you able to source the formed heads locally?

    Will you be using automatic drain valves?

    There are only two ways to do things; the right way and again.

    #731193

    Rovik
    Pro

    I repurposed one of my old 30 gallon compressors as a surge tank. Just stripped down the motor, switch, etc.

    That’s a god idea.

    Some welding going on.

    Another great looking project! Were you able to source the formed heads locally?

    Will you be using automatic drain valves?

    Thanks. I had to order the formed heads. No one had them in stock. By the way i live in Norway.

    I will use automatic drain mabe at a later time.

    Norway

    #731205

    Doobie
    Pro

    Rovik, you never cease to amaze us. Keep posting this build and thanks for sharing.

    #731214

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Ivan, Wow that is some very nice work. Those welds are incredible.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #731226

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    I repurposed one of my old 30 gallon compressors as a surge tank. Just stripped down the motor, switch, etc.

    That’s a god idea.

    Some welding going on.

    Another great looking project! Were you able to source the formed heads locally?

    Will you be using automatic drain valves?

    Thanks. I had to order the formed heads. No one had them in stock. By the way i live in Norway.

    I will use automatic drain mabe at a later time.

    Looking good so far.

    Greg

    instagram.com/gregtokley/

    #731230

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    I just started a new project. This time i’m working on two air receiver tanks, to increase the air volume to my compressor in my garage. Here are some pictures:

    Wow those welds on the later pictures and excellent , will you pressure test them , not that I’m second guessing you’re welding , just curious.
    Looks great 👍

    #731252

    Rovik
    Pro

    Thanks for the comments guys 🙂

    I just started a new project. This time i’m working on two air receiver tanks, to increase the air volume to my compressor in my garage. Here are some pictures:

    Wow those welds on the later pictures and excellent , will you pressure test them , not that I’m second guessing you’re welding , just curious.
    Looks great 👍

    Yes i will for safety purpose. I just use the test procedure for Slac, National Accelerator Labratory: Test pressure for new pressure vessel.

    Test 1 Pneumatic:
    Air 0,2 – 0,3 bar on the system, and use soapy water on all welds and fittings. If no leakes, go to test 2.

    Test 2 Hydrostatic:
    1,43 x MAWP (Maximum allowable working pressure)
    Since my PSV’s is lifting at 10 bar, i set my MAWP at 9,8 bar.
    1,43 x 9,8 bar = 14 bar (203 PSI) I will fill the system with water, and use a hydrostatic pressure test pump to gain 14 bar. If no water leaks, i have a good and a safe system to work with.

    Note!! This is for my system only, and my own risk… If anyone other copy this it’s they’re risk and theyr’re risk only…

    Norway

    #731258

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    @rovik smart idea to test it just for safety reasons.
    I’m sure judging by your welding it’s going to be great.
    Did you have to do anything special for the inside of the tanks , I don’t think it’s necessary , although I’m not sure.

    #731289

    Rovik
    Pro

    @rovik smart idea to test it just for safety reasons.
    I’m sure judging by your welding it’s going to be great.
    Did you have to do anything special for the inside of the tanks , I don’t think it’s necessary , although I’m not sure.

    Before welding i grind the steel to bare metal on a small area innside and outside where the weld gonna be. Other than that i don’t do anything for the inside of the tanks.

    Norway

    #731292

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    The way those welds look I am sure they will be leak free.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #731297

    Rovik
    Pro

    The way those welds look I am sure they will be leak free.

    Fingers crossed 😅

    Norway

    #731305

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    @rovik smart idea to test it just for safety reasons.
    I’m sure judging by your welding it’s going to be great.
    Did you have to do anything special for the inside of the tanks , I don’t think it’s necessary , although I’m not sure.

    Before welding i grind the steel to bare metal on a small area innside and outside where the weld gonna be. Other than that i don’t do anything for the inside of the tanks.

    Thanks Ivan , it’s always interesting to follow your builds ,

    #731326

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    Thanks for the comments guys 🙂

    I just started a new project. This time i’m working on two air receiver tanks, to increase the air volume to my compressor in my garage. Here are some pictures:

    Wow those welds on the later pictures and excellent , will you pressure test them , not that I’m second guessing you’re welding , just curious.
    Looks great 👍

    Yes i will for safety purpose. I just use the test procedure for Slac, National Accelerator Labratory: Test pressure for new pressure vessel.

    Test 1 Pneumatic:
    Air 0,2 – 0,3 bar on the system, and use soapy water on all welds and fittings. If no leakes, go to test 2.

    Test 2 Hydrostatic:
    1,43 x MAWP (Maximum allowable working pressure)
    Since my PSV’s is lifting at 10 bar, i set my MAWP at 9,8 bar.
    1,43 x 9,8 bar = 14 bar (203 PSI) I will fill the system with water, and use a hydrostatic pressure test pump to gain 14 bar. If no water leaks, i have a good and a safe system to work with.

    Note!! This is for my system only, and my own risk… If anyone other copy this it’s they’re risk and theyr’re risk only…

    Yes it is a good idea to do these test. I am sure you will be alright.

    Greg

    instagram.com/gregtokley/

    #731377

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    the extra tanks for more capacity are great, but it seems like a lot of work unless you like that sort of thing. I think I would find an old compressor and just hang that tank on the wall.

    I have a old twin tank that would make a good surge tank like this, the motor and pump, died long ago.

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