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Help needed! Survey To Collect HPA Compressor User Experiences.

Matt Coulter from Central New York is building a web-based survey to collect HPA compressor user experiences. This will help others make more informed decisions on buying a HPA compressor in future.

His plan is to collect basic information from compressor owners.  For example:

– What did you buy?
– How much did it cost?
– How much have you used it?
– Has it broken yet? (with details).
– Would you recommend it?

Right now Matt is asking everyone’s input to help collect the various compressor makes and models that are out there and being used today.

He has started a Google Sheet with two columns. Yup, one column for make and another one for model…

Help needed! Survey To Collect HPA Compressor User Experiences.

If you are a HPA compressor user and it is NOT listed in his spreadsheet, Matt asks you add it to the sheet. Don’t worry about formatting, sorting or anything else. He’ll take care of all that.

First, he’s interested in building a comprehensive list of what’s out there…

For those interested in learning more, check out the “Survey Structure” tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet. It lists the other fields Matt plans to collect data for.

Help needed! Survey To Collect HPA Compressor User Experiences.

Here is an outline of what he plans to ask in the survey. Matt’s aiming to generate pre-populated choices for many answers. This will make it simpler for users to complete. It will also make it easier for him to make sense of the results, he says!

Compressor Brand and Model Number

Duration Owned
0 – 6 Months
7 – 12 Months
13 – 18 Months
19 –  24 Months
2 – 3 Years
3 – 4 Years
4 – 5 Years
5+ Years

Purchase Price (US dollars)

Purchased From

Primary Use
Top-off gun directly (200 cc or less) to 200 BAR / 2900 PSI
Top-off gun directly (200 cc or more) to 200 BAR / 2900 PSI
Top-off tiny carbon tank (i.e. Guppy ~ 18 CF ) to 300 BAR / 4350 PSI
Top-off small carbon tank (i.e. 30 min / 45 CF) to 300 BAR / 4350 PSI
Top-off medium carbon tank (i.e. Tiger Shark ~ 72 CF) to 300 BAR / 4350 PSI
Top-off large carbon tank (i.e. Great White ~ 97 CF) to 300 BAR / 4350 PSI

Estimated Number of Top-offs So Far

Would You Recommend?

Experienced Any Problems?

Nature of Problem?


This sounds like a great idea for HPA compressor users to help potential buyers!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email Matt directly at mcoulter@syr.edu