Active Standard ASTM F2278 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.24
Book of Standards Volume: 15.07
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Significance and Use
This method is performed to evaluate if paintball barrier netting will prevent an intact paintball or shell fragments exceeding 3 by 5 mm (0.118 by 0.197 in.) from passing through the netting.
This test method provides accurate results about the current effectiveness of the test specimen when field-tested in an existing installation. Laboratory results are particularly useful for testing the relative effectiveness of multiple test specimens.
The results stemming from the use of this test method may be used to evaluate the effectiveness of paintball barrier netting represented by the test specimen for use in delineating “goggles-on” areas found at paintball playing fields.
The base procedure outlined below is applicable to “field-testing.” Additional requirements for “laboratory” testing are noted.
1.1 This test method is designed to evaluate paintball barrier netting that may be used to delineate playing fields, chronograph areas, target ranges, and other “goggle-on” areas of an active paintball site. An apparatus is suggested to evaluate paintball barrier netting in a laboratory. On site testing does not require such an apparatus.
1.2 This standard is designed to be used in conjunction with Guide F2184.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard; the inch-pound units in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.4 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 prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F1979 Specification for Paintballs Used in the Sport of Paintball
F2184 Guide for Installation of Paintball Barrier Netting
F2272 Specification for Paintball Markers
ICS Number Code 97.220.40 (Outdoor and water sports equipment)