U Series – 4500psi UltraLite Carbon Fibre Tank
The U series paintball tanks are made from the latest carbon fibre technology making them “UltraLite”. By producing the U series with the new generation carbon fibre wrap, these paintball tanks require less carbon fibre, reducing the weight and the size of the cylinder. Lightweight and durable, the U series delivers the ultimate performance for the pro player.
Available in three sizes 48ci, 68ci and 88ci to cater for all paint-ballers from the “Snake player” to “Bushball”.
Our 48ci is arguably the smallest “Peanut” in the Australian market.
The U Series has an infinite design life, by having your tank hydro-tested every five years and looking after it, you will never need to replace it.
*Thread size: 0.625”-18UNF.
C Series – 4500PSI Composite Tanks
The C 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 A 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.
*Thread size: 0.625”-18UNF.
Regulator is optional. Outlet connection of valve and regulator: 0.825” – 14 NGO.
A Series – 3000PSI High Pressure Aluminium Tank
The A series of Aluminium tank has a thicker wall than the L series enabling it to be filled to a higher pressure of 3000 PSI. The L 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 L 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.
*Drop the “-A” at the end of the part number to order without the regulator.
L Series – 1800PSI CO2 Aluminium Tank
The L 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.
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.
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.