Need to know if you leave tank over night pressurized

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  1. E.ram84

    E.ram84 Bobtail Member

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    Need to know if you leave tank over night pressurized ?
     
  2. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Oxygen tank, accatelene?? Might need to be just a tad more specific.
     
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  3. Bill51

    Bill51 Medium Load Member

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    Did you do a partial unload? Did they run out of room in their storage tank?

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  4. Pepper24

    Pepper24 Road Train Member

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    Don’t know if you’re talking about a liquid tank or pneumatic.Not sure why you would want to on either one it takes about 2 seconds to pressurize a liquid tank and about 2 minutes to pressurize a pneumatic why would you want to take a chance of something happening to try and save that little bit of time
     
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  5. E.ram84

    E.ram84 Bobtail Member

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    I filled up a trailer and I figure that I’ll save time leaving it Pressurized for our next truck in the morning. But I’ve heard that it could Pressurized by itself.
     
  6. E.ram84

    E.ram84 Bobtail Member

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    I’ve heard a lot of stuff that it would be okay if all our Valves were closed but I also heard it could Pressurized by itself, making sure I get some good information
     
  7. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

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    If your driving NO if your just sitting maybe. Even as little as 10 psi can cause a big boom
     
  8. E.ram84

    E.ram84 Bobtail Member

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    It’s a dry bulk tank.
     
  9. Pepper24

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    A pneumatic it would really depend whats on it .Something like flour or a dusty product staying pressurized could leak into the airatiors if there is just a small opening in the valve.If you leave it hooked to a tractor with the hot hose hooked to blower it could leak back into the blower if there is a small leak in the check valve which would destroy the blower.A pneumatic will never pressurize it self unless you’re leaving the blow down valve closed which you should always be open unless unloading.PS for your own protection I would never leave it pressurized as I’m sure you’re terminal manager will tell you not to
     
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