|What is Air?|
|Air is a mixture of gases containing, by volume, approximately 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen with the remaining 1% consisting of trace amounts of several other gases.|
|Why is Air Compressed?|
|Quite simply, air is compressed to make it do work. In its compressed state, air is stored energy. When properly harnessed, air can be made to perform many useful tasks as it expands from high pressure to a lower pressure. For paintball, air makes for an excellent propellant.|
|What is Nitrogen?|
|Nitrogen is an inert gas found abundantly in the atmosphere. A pure nitrogen environment will not support combustion or life.|
|Are Air and Nitrogen the same?|
|Although air and nitrogen are used interchangeably in paintball, they are not the same. Pure nitrogen must be purchased from a gas supplier in cylinders.|
|What is CO2?|
|Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a non-flammable, colorless and odorless gas with a slightly acidic taste. There are many uses for CO2 such as carbonation of beverages, refrigeration (dry ice), fire extinguishing and as a propellant for gas-powered target shooting pistols and rifles and paintball markers. It is relatively inert and is non-reactive with many materials. Carbon dioxide is produced in a variety of ways. Bulk quantities of carbon dioxide are usually stored and shipped as liquid.|
Are you tired of the inconvenience and expense of renting storage tanks and buying air, nitrogen or CO2? Tired of fooling with cumbersome storage tanks and those long drives to get them refilled? Wondering if you’re going to have enough air to keep up with the ever-increasing number of players using air at your field, pro shop or tournament? Frustrated with the expense and maintenance of troublesome air-driven boosters and long lines at the air station?
Why buy air when you can compress your own? One reason for the tremendous growth of paintball is the increasing use of high pressure compressed air instead of carbon dioxide (CO2) or nitrogen (N2). Markers that use air have fewer problems than their CO2 counterparts and, as a result, shoot more paint more consistently. Owning a high pressure air compressor and storage tanks relieves the burden of dealing with a gas supplier and the risk of dealing with gases that can cause personal injury or worse if used improperly. Pure, dry, high pressure compressed air at pressures of 3000 to 5000 psig is the safest and least expensive propellant medium for markers, and it’s environmentally friendly.
BAUER manufactures standard and custom designed high pressure air compressors and accessories specifically for paintball. BAUER is the world’s leading manufacturer of high pressure air compressors and air processing systems. BAUER offers four series of compressors - Player, Team, Field and Shop - for paintball. Each series is indicative of the size and capability of the compressors offered under that series. Each compressor for paintball includes a BAUER high pressure air processing system for pure, dry, high pressure compressed air that won’t freeze or foul the air system on markers. In addition to compressors, accessory items like storage systems, fill panels and fill couplings have vastly improved the process of filling tanks. Tournament air systems using high pressure compressors, storage and fill panels make tank fills a self-serve convenience for the player with no waiting in line.
Whether you’re an individual looking to get the best performance out of your air-powered marker, a field or shop owner looking to expand your business by investing in a quality high pressure compressor, or a tournament promoter or tournament air provider looking for a better way to provide air to an increasing number of players, BAUER has the solution. Our expertise in high pressure makes high pressure safer for you. BAUER is your partner for pure, dry, high pressure compressed air for paintball.