A horizontal air collector is a device for storing, cooling compressed air, and delivering it to a consumer.

The system is used to ensure the uniform feed of an air stream and compensate for pressure drops and pulsations that result from the pneumatic equipment operation. A number of models can be used for storing ammonia, refrigerants, nitrogen, and other gases. Hermes-Ural manufactures horizontal recievers with a volume from 0.5 to 100 cubic meters in accordance with the customer’s needs.

Design features

A horizontal direct-flow air collector is a cylindrical tank with an elliptical head. Beside the metal housing, the structure also includes:

  • shut-off devices
  • measuring instruments
  • safety valves
  • pipes and hoses for air collection and supply
  • hatches
  • supports


  • Minimum installation limitations and restrictions. Unlike vertical orientation, horizontal design allows installing air collectors at facilities with low ceilings. With the guaranteed stability of a unit installed on supports, no additional installations are required, no matter a receiver’s size. To save the effective space, a compressor, dehumidifier, filter or other devices can be mounted right onto the air receiver.
  • Easy maintenance and operation. Horizontal design ensures effortless maintenance, housing integrity control, connection of pipes, hoses, and other components. Extended service life of pneumatic equipment. These units can smooth out pulsations, jumps, pressure drops, uneven air supply; reduce compressor equipment restarts.
  • Storage of large volumes of air mixture. Depending on the company’s tasks, you can deploy one large horizontal air collector or several tanks of a smaller volume combining them into a single system. In the first case, you can curb maintenance costs and minimize the area occupied; in the second case, you can eliminate downtime when one of the vessels fails, or improve the air purification efficiency.