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    Fill Nipple Fitting?

    What's the name of the fitting for tank fill nipples?

    My racing team's looking at filling our tank(s) with something from Air Liquide, but we need the adaptor.

    Thanks!

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    A little google-fu yielded this:
    I think the common name is 'high flow'(that's what mcmaster calls them). Body size is 1/8" NPT. Brand names: Foster - FST series, Parker - ST series, Dixon Perfecting - E series, Hansen - ST series.

    When I built my booster, I bought all my HP fill stuff here www.scubacompressor.com. Not the cheapest, but they were reliable.
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    First you used a Ninja tank to hold air for your transmission or something. Now you need a fill nipple fitting. What's next? Mac valves for your cylinders?

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    First MAC's I got were way too small, we're using Clippards now

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    Weird. Those Parker 1/8 NPT nipples are only rated to 4200 psi.
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    Having a hell of a time navigating McMaster - got a link?

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    http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-qu...plings/=zusm3w

    This is "high-flow" quick disconnect fittings. It looks like paintball fill nipples, but I'm not 100% sure.

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    Ya I found that, but using my calipers on my bottle, I couldn't find anything that matched.

    Thanks though.

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