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Do you know how many gauges of steel sheets to use to construct a 200 psi air tank for  an air compressor?

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There is a American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME) pressure vessel code that needs to be followed. I do not know what it is. If you are planning on fabricating your own tank do not do it. Tanks that are constructed properly are cheap enough and you do not have to worry about them exploding.

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