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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TECHNICAL BULLETIN
FILLING INSTRUCTIONS FOR
Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, D. C.
1 June 2001
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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Double hearing protection required at the control panel when
diesel engine is running.
1. Bottle Inspection.
Check bottle and valve for any visible damage.
Check bottle pressure rating stamp.
Check hydrostatic test date stamp (within last 5 years).
A star following the date indicates 10-year test interval.
Bottle must have some residual pressure remaining to refill or it
will have to be evacuated by a compressed gas service.
2. Filling Bottle.
Ensure on board storage bottles are filled to 4,400 psi.
Attach magnetic thermometer to bottle, item 19.
Select bottle filling fitting (item 2) and attach to high-pressure hose.
d. Five minutes after attaching the thermometer read the ambient bottle temperature and
refer to the Temperature Reference Table for maximum fill pressure allowed.