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Custom Fabrication of a High Pressure ASME Air Vessel for the Aerospace Industry

High Pressure ASME Air Vessel
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High Pressure ASME Air Vessel

This custom-built horizontal dual chamber hydro pneumatic vessel was fabricated for a client in the aerospace industry; an unconventional design that Steel Structures was not afraid to pursue. All work was completed at our state of the art facility, expertly utilizing various fabrication techniques.

The raw A516-70 carbon steel was sheared, formed, and then welded. After passing a Hydro-test to verify that it would withstand the design requirements of 200 to 500 psi, the tank’s interior surface was prepped with a near white metal sandblasting. It was then coated with slate gray macropoxy 646. The exterior was prepped with commercial sandblast and coated with the same slate gray macropoxy 646.

The finished vessel had an inner diameter of 36”, a height of 53.5”, and held 250 gallons. The turnaround time for this project was 8 weeks. Although the design was unique, it was built according to ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 specifications, with rigorous quality controls and testing completed to assure performance. Steel Structures specializes in manufacturing high quality shop built tanks for all industries. For more about this composite vessel or our other capabilities, please see the table below or contact us directly.

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Highlights of this ASME Vessel Process

Product Description This ASME vessel is a Horizontal Dual Chamber Hydro Pneumatic Vessel.
Capabilities Applied/Processes Primary:
  • Welding
  • Shearing
  • Forming
Surface/Interior Prep
Metal Blasting
Macropoxy 646 Coating
Overall Part Dimensions I.D.: Ø 36”
Height: 53.5”
Volume: 250 gallons
Features Design Pressure: 200 psi / 500 psi
Design Temp: 120°F
Supports: (2) Skids
Stored Material: Air
Material Used Carbon Steel: A516-70
Material Finish Interior surface prep: SSPC-SP10 near white metal sandblast
Interior surface coat: Macropoxy 646, Slate Gray
Exterior surface prep: SSPC-SP-6 commercial blast
Exterior surface coat: Macropoxy 646, Slate Gray
Industry for Use Aerospace Industry
Delivery/Turnaround Time 8 Weeks
Delivery Location California
Standards Met Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
ASME Section VIII, Div. 1
Code Stamped
Product Name ASME Vessel
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