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Old 04-07-2006, 03:13 PM #1
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Fill Station Question

I am in Nowhere, Iowa and live an hour from civilization(or so it seems) so our group of 15 players or so have used CO2 based solely on convenience but I am wanting HPA. SCUBA tanks seem to be a popular form of filling your own tanks but like I said, I live too far to make it reasonable. I do, however, have a welding business near that sells and fills industrial size N2 tanks up to 300CF and 5000psi.

I am pretty novice when it comes to this but really want to get the ball rolling to do it. Do I need a regulated or unregulated fill station for the tank with the varying pressures and does anyone have any ideas how to transport the tank....IE does it need to stand up or can I lay it on its side?

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Old 04-07-2006, 03:28 PM #2
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If it's a 5000 psi tank, be sure to get a regulated fill station so you eliminate the possibility of accidently overfilling your tanks. Unless you all have PMI/Evil tanks (5000 psi).

Laying it on its side for transport will be fine, just make you sure you have it very secure. Also, chain it to a wall or something so that it can't be knocked over.
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Old 04-07-2006, 03:42 PM #3
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So are unregulated ones used for a going from a lower PSI to a higher one? And how many fills could i get from 300CF?
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No, an unregulated one would pretty much just be a big on/off valve or adapter. Unregulated ones are usually for scuba tanks, since they are only 3000 psi.

Not sure about the number of fills, because I'm not sure where it would equalize. But, you would have 43200 cubic inches @ 5000 psi, so 216,000,000 "units" of air. A 68/4500 can hold 306,000 of these "units". So by simple math you would get about 700 fills, but I can't gaurantee that since I don't know when the big tank would begin to lose pressure.
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