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Fuel Standard (Autogas) Determination 2003

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This Determination sets standards for the physical and chemical parameters which must be met before Liquefied Petroleum Gas can be supplied for motor vehicle use in Australia.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Made 19 Dec 2003
Registered 01 Sep 2006
Tabled HR 10 Feb 2004
Tabled Senate 10 Feb 2004
Gazetted 23 Dec 2003
To be repealed 01 Oct 2019
Repealed by Legislative Instruments (Fuel Standards Instruments) Sunset-altering Declaration 2016

I, DAVID ALISTAIR KEMP, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, make this Determination under section 21 of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.

Dated 19 December 2003

DAVID KEMP


  

  

1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the Fuel Standard (Autogas) Determination 2003.

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on 1 March 2004.

3              Interpretation

         (1)   In this Determination:

autogas means liquefied petroleum gas that is supplied or represented as fuel suitable for motor vehicles but excludes liquefied petroleum gas supplied in cylinders.

         (2)   A reference in this Determination to ASTM International, European Committee for Standardisation (CEN), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Japan LP Gas Association is a reference to the standards development organisation of that name.

4              Fuel standards for autogas

         (1)   Autogas that contains a substance mentioned in the following table must not contain more than the amount mentioned for the substance.

 

Item

Substance

Amount

1

Dienes

0.3 mol %

2

Residue on evaporation

100 mg/kg

3

Sulfur (after stenching)

100 mg/kg

4

Volatile residues (C5s and higher)

2.0 mol %

         (2)   The standard for the presence of hydrogen sulfide in autogas is that the autogas tested must be ‘hydrogen sulfide negative’ within the meaning of the testing method mentioned for hydrogen sulfide in section 5.

         (3)   A property of autogas mentioned in the following table must meet the specification mentioned for the property.

 

Item

Property

Specification

1

Copper strip corrosion

Class 1

2

Water

No free water at 0°C

3

Motor octane number

90.5 minimum

4

Odour

Detectable in air at 20% lower flammability limit

5

Vapour pressure (gauge) at 40°C

800 kPa minimum

1 530 kPa maximum

5              Testing methods

         (1)   Compliance with the standard set out in section 4 for the substance or property is determined by the testing method for the substance or property in the following table:

 

Item

Substance or property

Testing method

1

Copper strip corrosion

EN ISO 6251

2

Dienes

ISO 7941

3

Hydrogen sulfide

EN ISO 8819

4

Water

EN 589

5

Motor octane number

Composition by ISO 7941

Calculation by EN 589 Annex B

6

Odour

EN 589 Annex A

7

Residue on evaporation

JLPGA-S-03 by mass method at 105°C

8

Sulfur

ASTM D2784

9

Vapour pressure

ISO 8973

10

Volatile residues (C5s and higher)

ISO 7941

         (2)   For subsection (1):

ASTM followed by an alphanumeric code means the testing method developed by ASTM International under the alphanumeric code.

EN or EN ISO followed by a number means the testing method developed by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) under the code and number.

ISO followed by a number means the testing method developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) under the code and number.

JLPGA followed by an alphanumeric code means the testing method by mass developed by the Japan LP Gas Association under the alphanumeric code.