Advanced Air Systems, Inc., DBA Power Tank®, designed the original CO2 on-board air system back in 1997. It was developed out of the need for a fast, simple, and affordable tire inflation system for 4x4 trail rigs. What they ended up with was an on-board air system with capabilities beyond their wildest expectations. It ran air tools, was easily portable, very affordable, easy to install AND inflated tires faster than their 6 HP shop compressor. They named it the Power Tank®. Since then, the Power Tank®'s popularity for its versatility, power and speed has spread to other industries such as desert racing, motor homes, sand sports, construction, track racing, towing, and others.