ASTM-F2773 Standard Practice for Transfilling Compressed Air or Nitrogen and Safe Handling of Small Paintball Cylinders

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Standard Practice for Transfilling Compressed Air or Nitrogen and Safe Handling of Small Paintball Cylinders




1.1 This practice is intended to satisfy the demand for information on the basic procedures for the safe handling and transfilling of small (not bulk) paintball compressed air cylinders commonly used with a paintball marker for propulsion of a paintball. This standard does not address issues dealing with the transfilling, storage, and handling of supply cylinders that may be used in transfilling smaller cylinders.

1.2 The compressed air fill procedures are written for the pressure cylinder transfilling method most commonly used by paintball field or store operators, or both.

1.3 This document should not be confused with federal, state, provincial, or municipal specifications or regulations; insurance requirements; or national safety codes.

1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations, such as and not limited to DOT, CGA, and OSHA, prior to use.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


aluminum; burst disk, carbon fiber; composite; compressed gas; cylinder; paintball; pressure vessel; transfilling;; ICS Number Code 23.020.30 (Pressure vessels, gas cylinders); 97.220.01 (Sports equipment and facilities in general)

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15.07 (Sports Equipment and Facilities; Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear; Amusement Rides and Devices; Snow Skiing)

To find similar documents by classification:

23.020.30 (Gas pressure vessels, gas cylinders Steam pressure vessels, see 27.060.30 Steel for pressure purposes, see 77.140.30)

97.220.01 (Sports equipment and facilities in general)

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2013 R17 EDITION



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April 15, 2017

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4 pages

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