Pressure Vessels banner

Air Pressure Tanks

A reliable source for Pressure Vessel information and leading Pressure Vessel Companies & Manufacturers.

They are designed to operate at pressures more than 15 psi, and are made of a variety of metals, high-strength plastic or fiberglass. The tanks are usually cylindrical in shape with a horizontal or vertical orientation. Read More…

Air Pressure Tanks Pressure vessels, often referred to as air pressure tanks are used for the storage and containment of fluids, vapors or gases at pressure levels greater than that of atmospheric pressure.
Request for Quote

Leading Manufacturers

Oak Lawn, IL  |  800-282-1574

If you are looking for innovative pressure vessels, you’ve come to the right place! We actively manage your project every step of the way. We keep you informed of what we are doing to ensure we keep up to your standards and delivery times.

Request A Quote

Midwest Imperial Steel Fabricators, LLC $$$

Gladwin, MI  |  989-426-4768

Gladwin Tank Manufacturing specializes in custom designed and built ASME tanks and ASME jacketed weldments of any shape or size made from carbon steel, stainless, duplex and nickel alloys.

Request A Quote

Gladwin Tank Mfg., Inc. $$$

West Alexandria, OH  |  877-739-2721

Rexarc is the global leader in acetylene gas plant production, and is trusted in over 50 countries around the world with the generation, purification, and compression of the highly volatile gas. We have the knowledge, attitude, equipment, and processes to support your needs in the vessel production. We also offer value added services of piping, instrumentation, paint, and other controls integration.

Request A Quote

Rexarc International $$$

Florence, AL  |  800-228-3217

Applied Chemical is a world leader in process engineering plus the manufacture of industrial dryers, such as fluid bed dryers and compressed air dryers. We serve a variety of industries including chemical, civil and automation engineering. Applied Chemical had its beginning in 1981.

Request A Quote

Applied Chemical Technology, Inc. $$$

Chester, VA  |  804-748-6453

Adamson Global Technology is a leading manufacturer for custom built tanks, heat exchangers, and pressure vessels. Our product line consists of ASME pressure vessels, hot water generators/storage tanks, hydro-pneumatic tanks, fire protection tanks, air receivers, tube bundles, shell & tube heat exchangers and atmospheric tanks. Our products are made in America and are used in many applications such as manufacturing, schools, hospitals, military and office buildings.

Request A Quote

Adamson Global Technology $$$

Lewis Run, PA  |  800-542-0650

Custom cylindrical tanks and pressure vessels from Allegheny Bradford are ideal for pharmaceutical, biotechnology fine chemical, cosmetics, food processing and other ultra pure manufacturing environments. Our engineering specialists and skilled craftsmen work closely with you to design and fabricate vessels for your individual applications.

Request A Quote

Allegheny Bradford Corporation $$$
placeholder image Midwest Imperial Steel Fabricators, LLC Gladwin Tank Mfg., Inc. Rexarc International Applied Chemical Technology, Inc. Adamson Global Technology Allegheny Bradford Corporation

Air pressure tanks are orientated either horizontally or vertically depending on the substance being stored and the available space. Other storage options include being used for long or short term substance storage, allowing the mixing of chemicals, or chemical reactions underground, less secure storage above ground, or on the back of large trucks or inside an industrial facility.

The design, production, use and maintenance of high pressure vessels are all controlled by the American Society for Mechanical Engineers, who put forth a set of quality and safety standards for pressure tanks. As even the smallest leak or split seam could cause a catastrophic explosion, the ASME standards are stringent and for optimum safety, should always be followed.

ASME Carbon Steel Quick Open Closure Tank Air Pressure Tanks - Gladwin Tank Mfg., Inc.

ASME tanks are used in many industrial applications within the food and beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, plastics, chemical fabrication, heating and filtration industries. They store, mix, act as reactors and are able to heat and cool a wide variety of substances.

Manufacturers of air pressure tanks, often called pressure vessels, fabricate a range of different tanks; from a few hundred pounds per square inch (psi) to up to 150,000 psi from strong metals such as carbon steel, titanium, aluminum or stainless steel. The tanks are usually engineered using one of three processes- forging, welding or brazing, all of which involve heating pieces of metal and joining them together.

Large cold rolled pieces of metal are usually bent into the round shape and then joined. Forging is the process of forming the metal parts through the application of heat and pressure. Welding involves melting two similar metals together by heating their edges until molten. And during the brazing process, the metal pieces are joined by filling the space between them with a nonferrous metal.

Before fabrication, most of the metal has been cold rolled, which creates a stronger metal than hot rolling. The tanks are also often galvanized, quenched or tempered to increase their temperature resistance and tensile strength. Testing of the pressure vessel ensures design technique consistency, proper vessel operation and certification approval. Regular inspection remains necessary to ensure that the vessel continues to meet industrial standards and safety requirements.

Air Pressure Tanks Informational Video