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Hydro Testing of cylinders

Various questions have been raised regarding the hydro testing of paintball cylinders in South Africa.

Currently SANPA is working closely with the Department of Labour / OHS / PER and SANAS to make sure paintball cylinders are addressed in the SANS 10019 standard. Various documentation have been handed in relating to paintball cylinders and international standard relating to hydro testing as well as filling of these cylinders.

As the regulation stands at the moment, as agreed upon by peers in the industry, an air cylinder will need to be visually inspected every 2 years and hydro tested every 4 years from date of manufacturing and thereafter from date of test.

Please note that scuba cylinders will need to be visually inspected yearly and hydro tested every 4 years from date of manufacturing and thereafter from date of test.

Current known reputable Hydro Testing Centres

Centurion – Paintballshop Centurion – 012 653 4650
Wynberg – PJ Edwards – 011 887 1410

Any reputable hydro testing center should provide you with a certificate as well as a relevant sticker/ring on your cylinder (as per regulation).

We will update this page and the paintball community with the relevant information as soon as we receive this from the relevant parties.



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