Here is a list of some advantages and disadvantages of utilizing CO2 or HPA (High Pressure Air) on your paintball marker. HPA can check with each Compressed Air or N2 (Nitrogen).
-Most cost-effective propellant supply and usually essentially the most available.
-CO2 takes up less room, as many of the CO2 is stored as liquid and it convert gasoline (pressure) with ambient heat. (More photographs per tank).
-CO2 tanks are cheaper to purchase.
-Smaller CO2 tanks are exempt from Hydrotesting, however do expire after 15 years.
-Limited ambient heat (below 5oC), will not convert enough liquid to gasoline for most markers.
-Not all markers work on CO2 anymore, particularly higher rates of fire semis.
-Tanks can over pressurize (with higher temperatures) and blow out rupture disks.
-Tanks can enhance their pressure with high ambient temperatures, to over 1,300 p.s.i. (normally -800-1,000 p.s.i.), which can cause unregulated markers to shoot too fast for safety.
-Unless you remove the tank and weigh gameon
it, you do not know how much CO2 is left in the tank.
-HPA refers to Compressed Air or Nitrogen fuel as much as four,500 p.s.i.
-Under our (Canada) temperatures, it's a more stable supply of propellant. Which means that the velocity is stable for most of the day.
-Can be used to play "Winter" paintball outside, we play down to -15oC, however markers seem to work -at colder temperatures. (Nevertheless, batteries do not work well at these temperatures.)
-You do not freeze the markers seals or o-rings with every shot.
-Easy fills, normally with out eradicating the tank from the marker.
-Works on all markers, but may want particular outputs (high or low) for some.
-Safer source usually than CO2. (Could do a whole article on this alone).
-Full 4,500 p.s.i. fills should not offered all over the place, and sometimes not even 3,000 p.s.i. fills, which limit your pictures per tanks.
-Gauge on tank enables you to see how much pressure you've gotten left.
-Higher pressures than CO2.
-Typically not as available as CO2.
-Potentially higher price to use per shot.
-Tanks should be hydrotested each 3-5 years (typically) , and expire after 15 years, or so many Hrydotests.
-Fiber wrapped tanks can have their fibers broken, and then are unsafe to fill, and will NOT pass Hyrdotesting. These all ought to be used with a protective cover over the fibers.
-Oil or petroleum primarily based merchandise can flash under HPA pressures (three,000 p.s.i. +) and explode, so none of those products can be used to restore fill nipples that leak, air lines, etc. Leaking fill nipples should be replaced.
-Fill nipples needs to be covered and guarded against debris.