ASTM F2856 - 12

    Standard Practice for Transfilling and Safe Handling of Small CO2 Cylinders for Use in Paintball

    Active Standard ASTM F2856 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.24

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    1. Scope

    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 CO2 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 CO2 fill procedures are written for the pressure cycling cylinder transfilling method most commonly used by paintball field and/or store operators.

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

    1.4 This practice does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with the safe handling and transfilling of small paintball cylinders. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations, such as and not limited to DOT, CGA, and OSHA, 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.

    ASTM Standards

    F1979 Specification for Paintballs Used in the Sport of Paintball

    F2030 Specification for Paintball Cylinder Burst Disk Assemblies

    F2553 Specification for Warnings on Refillable CO2 Cylinders Used In the Sport of Paintball


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.020.30 (Pressure vessels, gas cylinders); 97.220.40 (Outdoor and water sports equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F2856-12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F2856-12, Standard Practice for Transfilling and Safe Handling of Small CO2 Cylinders for Use in Paintball, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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