Paintball tanks provide the pressure source to power a paintball marker (gun). There are two primary types of gas used: Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and compressed air. In the case of CO2 when Carbon Dioxide turns from a liquid state into a gas it expands and creates pressure. This pressure is what fires the paintball. Compressed air tanks are pressurized up to the tank’s rating of 3000 PSI or 4500 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch). The pressure is then regulated through the tank’s regulator down to a lower PSI (450-850) to fire the paintball.
The 810 series of Aluminium tank is designed for filling with carbon dioxide. These high quality tanks are made in Taiwan by one of the world’s premium aluminium cylinder manufacturers. These tanks are supplied with a pin valve outlet connection. There are two valve options, both have a bursting disc and other has an on/off isolation knob.
*The “A” at the end of the part number specifies “supplied with a pin valve.” Replace the “A’ with a “B” to have a pin valve containing an ON/OFF isolation knob, or leave this section blank to receive the cylinder without a valve.
The 820 series of Aluminium tankhas a thicker wall than the 810 series enabling it to be filled to a higher pressure of 3000 PSI. The 820 series is supplied with a valve suitable for use with compressed air. If you wanted to use these tanks with CO2 you would have to purchase a tank without the valve and source a suitable valve. These high quality tanks are made in Taiwan by one of the world’s premium aluminium cylinder manufacturers. The regulators supplied with the 820 series have a gauge to indicate the tank pressure, a bursting disc and 800 PSI set outlet pressure. Other outlet pressure set points are available between the range of 700 to 1000 PSI.
The 830 series of composite tanks are made with an Aluminium core and wrapped in carbon fibre to produce an extremely light weight tank, designed for high pressure filling of compressed air. With a fill pressure of 4500 PSI these composite tanks can hold about 49% more compressed air than an 820 series tank with equivalent water capacity. These high quality tanks are made in Taiwan by one of the world’s premium cylinder manufacturers. The range of different tank lengths and widths enables a paintballer to find a tank size that is comfortable to their body shape. We have the option to supply these tanks with the regulator installed.
Regulator is optional. Outlet connection of valve and regulator: 0.825” – 14 NGO.
Our tanks are globally certified with both European and US approvals. The aluminium tanks follow DOT-UN(ISO7866)regulations and the composite tank follows DOT-UN (ISO11119-2) regulations. For exact details refer to the product table. Australian work cover approvals are not available on all sizes but can be obtained for any size upon placement of a large order.
Paintball has a history of utilizing CO2 as a power source, this is less so today. CO2 is cheaper and lighter than compressed air but allows for less shots per tank and reduced shot accuracy in cold weather. Compressed air tank allows continuous consistent shooting and is not weather dependent. Note that some paintball markers (guns) can only operate using CO2.
Aluminium tanks are smaller and cost less but tend to weigh more than a composite tank.Composite tanks can hold more pressure, hence allow more shots per tank in comparison to aluminium.
Tanks are pressurized up to the specified working pressure of the tank, typically for compressed air applications in paint balling the options are 3000PSI or 4500PSI. The aluminium tanks are rated up to 3000PSI maximum. Composite tanks are rated up to 4500PSI; handling more pressure therefore yield more shots per tank. Shot counts vary between markers (guns) but most markers get about 10 shots per cubic inch at 3000PSI and 15 shots per cubic inch at 4500PSI.
Volume of compressed air in a 48 cubic inch Aluminium tank = 0.0277778 cubic feet at 3000 psig (3014.7 psia) is calculated as:
Va = (3014.7 psia) x (0.0277778 cu ft) / (14.7 psia)
= 5.69 (cu ft)
Volume of compressed air in a 48 cubic inch Composite tank = 0.0277778 cubic feet at 4500 psig (4514.7 psia) is calculated as:
Va = (4514.7 psia) x (0.0277778 cu ft) / (14.7 psia)
= 8.53 (cu ft)
In this example (48 cubic inch tank), a composite tank has 49% more compressed air than the high pressure aluminium tank of the same size.
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