Air Compressor - Hydrostatic Tank Testing

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Re: Air Compressor - Hydrostatic Tank Testing

Post by F Wright » Mon May 17, 2021 12:07 pm

All compressor air tanks that are manufactured are governed by the ASME Code, as unfired pressure vessles. Hydrostatic testing is fine, but I would not exceed 1-1/2 times operating pressure. Do not repair these tanks, as that consitutes a code violation. If a tank is junked, may sure it is destroyed so someone else can't try to use it. Fred Wright

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