American Air Arms

predator-pellets

Neil Clague Air Strippers, Shrouds and LDCs

windmeister-ad

Wicked Air Rifles - Flex

Marmot Militia Machine Works

Author Topic: Helium Regulator  (Read 260 times)

rsterne

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1153
  • Mozey-On-Inn and see what Coalmont has to offer!
    • View Profile
    • Mozey-On-Inn
Helium Regulator
« on: June 27, 2017, 07:36:35 PM »
I am slowly collecting the stuff I need to allow me to compress Helium to 4500 psi and store it.... I have a used 88 CF SCBA tank coming for storage, and I already have a Freedom 8 to allow me to compress the Helium to 4500 psi.... but I needed a way to feed Helium to the ShoeBox.... Here is what I just put together....



The regulator is from China, by way of eBay for $30, and can be fed from a tank up to 3500 psi, with a regulated output that can be easily adjusted to 125 psi to feed my Freedom 8.... The only change I had to make was to the nut on the input nipple of the Reg.... It had something I didn't recognize, but the nipple is the standard size and only needed the proper CGA 580 nut to allow me to attach it to a Helium Tank.... Three feet of flex hose good for shop air pressures, and a hose adapter, a Street "L" 90* fitting and a standard shop air QD fitting complete the setup.... The QD attaches to the ShoeBox in exactly the same manner as my normal 125 psi regulated feed from my shop compressor.... but without the dryers between, since bottled Helium will be completely dry....

Helium is commonly supplied in 53, 73, 108, 214, or 292 CF tanks for welding, which are normally filled to 2200 psi (the big one is filled to 2640).... That pressure is too low to use directly to fill most PCPs, so I have to boost it.... By using a regulator, I can run the tank down to 125 psi, using 95% of the Helium in the tank.... You can purchase Helium in a 6000 psi, 513 CF tank, but they are a heavy beast, and unless you want to return the tank 3/4 full of expensive Helium, you still need a setup like this to use most of the gas in it.... I'm looking forward to getting my SCBA tank and trying this setup out....

Bob
« Last Edit: June 27, 2017, 08:18:44 PM by rsterne »


  • Coalmont, BC

int3man

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 400
    • View Profile
Re: Helium Regulator
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 07:46:38 PM »
Wow I didn't know they had helium in Coalmont!!!

You Rock Bob, keep at it!!

Michael :- )
  • Central California
WAR .22 PRod
WAR .25 Marauder
Broadening my Horizions
.22 Brocock Super 6 XL
.25 BSA Scorpion Huma Reg.
.25 Air Arms Extra FAC

WAR .22 Marauder, Huma, LW Hammer,  Rapid 70 Bull  Stolen
Flex .30  Stolen

Yes I still have an ICQ Number.  Raise your hand if you do.

Christopher

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 318
    • View Profile
Re: Helium Regulator
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 08:41:01 PM »
Bob and Helium.........this is gonna be good.

Wondering when you were going to start experimenting with the "nitrous" of airguns.

Chris

  • dead end road KY

rsterne

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1153
  • Mozey-On-Inn and see what Coalmont has to offer!
    • View Profile
    • Mozey-On-Inn
Re: Helium Regulator
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 09:13:17 PM »
It may be a while.... just getting organized....

Bob
  • Coalmont, BC

Alan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1249
  • Set the example... Don't be one!
    • View Profile
    • Mobile Amateur Radio
Re: Helium Regulator
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2017, 02:29:00 AM »
You can mess around with Miss Helium all you want, being the gentle lamb that she is. But watch out for Miss Hydrogen, because she's a real blast! Just ask Von Hindenburg about that!
  • Roswell, New Mexico
Alan

I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.