Sunday, November 13, 2011

Production Steps for Hydraulic Reservoir

Here are the steps I plan to follow in making the hydraulic tank.
  1. Get all the materials.
    1. Steel Tube: 12" x 8" x 27.5" x 1/4". 
    2. Steel Plate: 12" x 8" x 1/4" (2x).
    3. Extension Tube: 2 1/2” Inner Diameter x 1/4" wall x 2" long
    4. 3 Flanges.
    5. Interior finish material.
  2. Drill holes in the Steel Tube.
  3. Grind all surfaces that will be welded.
  4. Weld on extension tube.
  5. Weld on flanges.
  6. Clean inside of tank and end plates.
  7. Weld on end plates.
  8. Leak Test.
  9. Fix any leaks (repeat 10 & 11 until leak test passes).
  10. *do the happy dance*
Notes:

The tank doesn't need to be painted on the inside (see why).