Paintball - There Are Advantages And Disadvantages Of CO2 Vs HPA

Paintball - There Are Advantages And Disadvantages Of CO2 Vs HPA
Here's a list of some advantages and disadvantages of using CO2 or HPA (High Pressure Air) on your paintball marker. HPA can discuss with each Compressed Air or N2 (Nitrogen).

Advantages CO2
-Cheapest propellant supply and often essentially the most available.
-CO2 takes up less room, as a lot of the CO2 is stored as liquid and it convert gas (pressure) with ambient heat. (More shots per tank).
-CO2 tanks are cheaper to purchase.
-Smaller CO2 tanks are exempt from Hydrotesting, however do expire after 15 years.

Disadvantages CO2
-Restricted ambient heat (under 5oC), is not going to convert sufficient liquid to fuel 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 increase their pressure with high ambient temperatures, to over 1,300 p.s.i. (normally -800-1,000 p.s.i.), which will cause unregulated markers to shoot too fast for safety.
-Unless you remove the tank and weigh it, you do not know how much CO2 is left in the tank.

Advantages HPA
-HPA refers to Compressed Air or Nitrogen fuel as much as four,500 p.s.i.
-Below our (Canada) temperatures, it's a more stable source of propellant. Which means that the speed is stable for most of the day.
-Can be utilized to play "Winter" paintball outside, we play right down to -15oC, however markers seem to work -at colder temperatures. (Nevertheless, batteries do not work effectively at these temperatures.)
-You don't 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 might softgun gevær need special outputs (high or low) for some.
-Safer source typically than CO2. (Might do a complete article on this alone).
-Full 4,500 p.s.i. fills are usually not offered all over the place, and sometimes not even three,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.

Disadvantages HPA


-Higher pressures than CO2.
-Typically not as available as CO2.
-Potentially higher price to use per shot.
-Tanks have to be hydrotested every three-5 years (usually) , and expire after 15 years, or so many Hrydotests.
-Fiber wrapped tanks can have their fibers damaged, after which are unsafe to fill, and can NOT pass Hyrdotesting. These all should be used with a protecting cover over the fibers.
-Oil or petroleum primarily based products can flash beneath HPA pressures (three,000 p.s.i. +) and explode, so none of those products can be utilized to restore fill nipples that leak, air lines, etc. Leaking fill nipples needs to be replaced.
-Fill nipples needs to be covered and protected against debris.