Originally Posted by Ron6519
These tools come with instructions and maintainance suggestions. You should keep them by the unit so you can familiarize yourself with their requirements.
How would you explain muddy water coming out of the compressor tank?
Ron is it muddy water or rusty water?
A vessel under pressure can explode, catastrophically. (Big noise, pieces of metal flying in all directions.) If a pinhole developes, the tank will leak and the comppressor may not be able to develope enough pressure to trip the shut-off switch. Many pressure vessels are required to be pressure tested periodically. Those vessels are not tested with air,but with a non-compressble liqued. the test pressures vary depending on factors such as working pressure, tank material, contents, mfg requirments and Fed-DOT requirements.
UnknownsoldierEX, if you have concerns as to my knowledge and working w/pressure vessels, do not take my advice. I can understand your reticence to take the advice of an unknown person, so I will mention I have worked w/fire extinguishers, SCBAs,( some of which I used in fire situations) nitrogen tanks, dry sprinkler systems, fire suppressison systems for over 30 years. The pressures I work with range from 80 PSI to 2100 PSI. At present, my 5 service trucks are equiped with 2100 PSI N tanks and depending on the service required by customers, portable air compressors.