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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.


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 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, Photo is owned by


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...