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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hydro Test your Paintball Tanks

Another year has gone by and your paintball gears are getting old - especially compressed air bottles. You can always buy a new one (So many sales towards year end) or you can send it for hydro testing; and for small fee your bottle can last another for another 3 - 5 years. You can save alot by doing this. But before that, why do we need to hydro testing our tanks?


Hydro testing is a very important process for your paintball air tanks and should be done every 3-5 years. Hydro testing is so important because it ensures that you’re paintball air tanks are structurally sound and safe to be filled. How the testing works is a little complicated, but here’s the process in a nutshell:
  • The paintball bottle is separated from it’s regulator.
  • Every inch of the bottle, inside and out is inspected for decay, rust, cracks, etc.
  • Typically, the bottle is then lowered into a vat of water/the hydro testing machine.
  • Water is pumped into the bottle, increasing the PSI.
  • If the amount of displaced water in cubic centimeters, exceeds the REE number (on the bottle’s DOT label), then the bottle fails the hydro test and is unfit for further use.


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So now that seems like a good idea where do we go to do it here in Malaysia? I've recently stumbled again to this website http://hydrotestpaintball.blogspot.com and thought I could help highlight this. The blog is run by Aziddin "KakiMusha" Jamil and he seems to be able to handle the job properly. Give him a visit :)

Sources: Guerrilla Air, Wiki, hydrotestpaintball.blogspot.com. Photo is owned by hydrotestpaintball.blogspot.com.

3 comments:

AngeL BeaR said...

thanks for sharing! =)

Caranthir said...

No problem. Help spread the info.

badman said...

he posted the article in both xtion & also werdnahol forum earlier this year...