High Pressure Air Compressor

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b2theory
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High Pressure Air Compressor

Postby b2theory » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:28 pm

I am looking for a high pressure air compressor (<1000 psi). They are commonly found in SCUBA tank filling systems or Paint Ball refill stations. These can be bought new for $2 to 10 k. Obviously, I am looking for one available on the cheap. I don't even require it to be entire functional!

Does anyone have one or know of a salvage location that does?

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Re: High Pressure Air Compressor

Postby orion » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:33 am

I am not sure your application but be very careful with high pressure equipment there is a very good reason that scuba tanks are filled in a concrete enclosure.

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Re: High Pressure Air Compressor

Postby b2theory » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:12 pm

orion wrote:I am not sure your application but be very careful with high pressure equipment there is a very good reason that scuba tanks are filled in a concrete enclosure.



This is a fairly low volume/low energy application. I am guessing we are talking well under a liter of volume.

For background: I wish to build a cryo-cooler. Effectively, I want to replicate a Linde cycle gas liquification system http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampson%E2%80%93Linde_cycle. While it requires high pressures, we aren't talking more than a meter or so of fairly .25 to .5 in tube.
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Re: High Pressure Air Compressor

Postby swinkdaddy » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:31 pm

If is a small vol of air, maybe a pneumatic cylinder arm could provide you with the needed pressure.
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Re: High Pressure Air Compressor

Postby b2theory » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:39 pm

swinkdaddy wrote:If is a small vol of air, maybe a pneumatic cylinder arm could provide you with the needed pressure.


That is most likely how it was done when Linde made his machine.
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