Frequently Asked Questions
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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. The ISO accreditation provides the UN certification required for New Zealand.
Do I choose CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) or compressed air?
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.
Should I choose an aluminium or composite tank?
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.
Do I choose a 3000PSI or 4500PSI tank?
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.
How do I calculate the volume of compressed air in a tank?
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.