An Air receiver sometimes referred to as a compressed air tank, is an integral part of any compressed air system. The main purpose of this is to act as temporary storage to accommodate the peaks of demand from your system and to optimize the running efficiency of your plant. It is an essential part of a compressed air system. The receiver is the component of a compressed air delivery system that stores air produced by the compressor. The Air receiver also acts as a buffer to help regulate demand for the air versus the amount of air that is being used downstream from the receiver.