I have an air compressor that is now over 25 years old. It is a two
stage compressor, air receiver about 15 inch diameter and 3 1/2 foot long,
now running at 100 psi, but the two stage design has allowed me to run it at
175 psi in the past for greater air storage.
The air receiver is showing signs of corrosion internally, and I've been
wondering what happens when it gets to the point of leaking at a deep rust
pit along the bottom of the tank. I realise I can hydrostatically test it,
but I am wondering if anyone has actually seen the results of one failing
due to corrosion. I imagine it would not be like a steam boiler letting
loose, but it may be worse than an air leak at a coupling.
Anyone have experience wih this?
18 years ago