ASME Buffer Tanks
Buffer tanks are designed to ensure that sufficient water volume is available to maintain optimum temperature control in a closed loop chilled or hot water system. By adding the proper amount of system water, the source temperature can be reached quickly.
Our chilled water buffer tank are available for use in chilled water systems. The tanks have an inlet connection located at the top of the shell. The water entering the tank is diffused by the center baffle plate and the separated air is vented out the top of the tank. The heavier air-free water moves to the bottom of the tank and exits through the top outlet connection.
Our boiler buffer tanks are available for use in hot water systems. Having the right water volume increases the thermal mass and flywheel effect. Due to water’s very high thermal capacity, thermal mass can store and even out fluctuations in temperature.
Factory installed flexible elastomeric insulation (1/2″, 3/4″, 1″ & 2″ thicknesses) and white paint finish are available upon request, and information on each is below.