Air tank rating

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 09:12
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What tank pressure is usually used in trucks? I have an approx 10 litre truck air tank but not rating on it, second hand so no idea of age. It's welded (longitudinally) so not seamless which will de-rate it. I can make some assumptions but am trying to get a better idea. I've no idea what range of air pressures are or have been used in trucks.
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Reply By: qubert - Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 09:37

Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 09:37
usually about 100-120psi. so it should be rated to ( when new ) to about 250psi. but service pressure (everyday use ) should be about 120psi.remember its a preesure vessel when full.! ( bomb) .you can get it inspected to certify it for safety reasons if you need too.
not the thing i would mount on my vehicle under 'assumptions'.
you need ti install a pressure relief valve too.
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Reply By: Member - Alan John C (WA) - Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 13:15

Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 13:15
Austravel I have a 15lt in my Hylux and when installed we had the choice of several preset relief valves, be aware it will be determined by the output of your compressor as well if you go to high with relief valve you will over load your compressor if you look at data on your compressor it will rocomend max and if it is say 130 PSI you would be better looking at around 90 PSI releaf this will give longeppity and will also help prevent your compressor from overheating.

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