Step 4. Storage

Sufficient storage is essential on a compressed air system and a common design issue is insufficient air storage, a properly sized air receiver provides sufficient storage capacity for any peak demands. An insufficient sized air receiver will cause pressure drop and can even call extra machine to load on a multiple installation causing higher running costs. The air receiver is often used as a first point of condensate removal, so the material of the receiver is also a major consideration a galvanised or stainless steel receiver will have a longer life cycle than a more traditional steel version.