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Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Determination 2001

Authoritative Version
Determinations/Other as amended, taking into account amendments up to Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Amendment Determination 2009 (No. 1)
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Registered 23 Feb 2009
Start Date 21 Feb 2009
To be repealed 01 Oct 2019
Repealed by Legislative Instruments (Fuel Standards Instruments) Sunset-altering Declaration 2016

Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Determination 2001

as amended

made under section 21 of the

This compilation was prepared on 21 February 2009
taking into account amendments up to Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Amendment Determination 2009 (No. 1)

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney-General’s Department,
Canberra


Contents

                        1     Name of Determination [see Note 1]                                                      3

                        2     Commencement                                                                                  3

                      2A     Definitions                                                                                           3

                        3     Fuel standard for diesel                                                                        3

                        4     Testing methods                                                                                  4

                        5     Operability standards for diesel                                                             4

Notes                                                                                                                                       6

 


  

  

1              Name of Determination [see Note 1]

                This Determination is the Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Determination 2001.

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on 1 January 2002.

2A           Definitions

                In this Determination:

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

ASTM International means the standards development organisation of that name.

biodiesel has the same meaning as in the Fuel Standard (Biodiesel) Determination 2003.

diesel means automotive diesel.

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

Energy Institute means the standards development organisation of that name.

European Committee for Standardization (CEN) means the standards development organisation of that name.

IP followed by a number means the testing method developed by the Energy Institute under the code and number.

3              Fuel standard for diesel

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

Item

Substance

Amount

Date

1

Sulfur

500 mg/kg

31 December 2002

2

Sulfur

50 mg/kg

1 January 2006

2A

Sulfur

10 mg/kg

1 January 2009

3

Ash

0.01% (m/m)

1 January 2002

4

PAH (Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)

11% mass by mass

1 January 2006

5

Biodiesel

5.0% volume by volume

1 March 2009

 

         (2)   The distillation temperature at which 95% of diesel has been recovered must:

                (a)    from 1 July 2005 — not be above 370°C; and

               (b)    from 1 January 2006 — not be above 360°C.

         (3)   The cetane index of diesel must be at least 46.

      (3A)   The derived cetane number of diesel containing biodiesel must be at least 51.

         (4)   The density of diesel must be at least 820 kg/m3 and not more than:

                (a)    from 1 January 2002 — 860 kg/m3; and

               (b)    from 1 January 2006 — 850 kg/m3.

         (5)   The viscosity of diesel must be at least 2.0 cSt, and not more than 4.5 cSt, at 40°C.

         (6)   The biodiesel component of diesel must meet the requirements of the fuel quality standard for biodiesel set out in the Fuel Standard (Biodiesel) Determination 2003.

4              Testing methods

                Compliance with the standard set out in section 3 for a substance or parameter is determined by application of the testing method, as existing on the commencement of the Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Amendment Determination 2009 (No. 1), for the substance or parameter in the following table.

Item

Substance or parameter

Testing method

1

Ash

ASTM D482

2

Sulfur

ASTM D5453

3

Cetane index

ASTM D4737 Procedure A

4

Derived cetane number of diesel that contains biodiesel

ASTM D6890

5

Density

ASTM D1298

6

Distillation temperature

ASTM D86

7

PAH (Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)

IP 391

8

Viscosity

ASTM D445

9

Biodiesel

EN 14078

5              Operability standards for diesel

         (1)   To allow the more effective operation of engines, diesel of a kind mentioned in an item of the following table must, in relation to the parameter mentioned in that item, comply with the specification for that parameter mentioned in that item.

         (2)   For subsection (1), compliance with the specification for a parameter is determined by application of the testing method, as existing on the commencement of the Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Amendment Determination 2009 (No. 1), for that parameter mentioned in that item of the table.

Item

Kind of diesel

Parameter

Specification

Referee test method

1

All diesel

Carbon residue (10% distillation residue)

0.2 mass % maximum

ASTM D4530

2

All diesel

Water and sediment

0.05 vol % maximum

ASTM D2709

2A

All diesel containing biodiesel

Water

200 mg/kg maximum

ASTM D6304

3

All diesel held by a terminal or refinery for sale or distribution

Conductivity at ambient temperature

50 per pS/m minimum at ambient temperature

ASTM D2624

 

4

All diesel

Oxidation stability

25 mg/l maximum

ASTM D2274

5

All diesel

Colour

2 maximum

ASTM D1500

6

All diesel

Copper corrosion (3 hours at 50°C)

Class 1 maximum

ASTM D130

7

All diesel

Flash point

61.5°C minimum

ASTM D93

8

All diesel

Filter blocking tendency

2.0 maximum

IP 387

9

All diesel containing less than 500 ppm sulfur

Lubricity

0.460 mm maximum

IP 450

 


Notes to the Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Determination 2001

Note 1

The Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Determination 2001 (in force under section 21 of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Title

Date of notification
in Gazette or FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

Fuel Standard (Diesel) Determination 2001

22 Aug 2001 (see Gazette 2001,
No. GN33)

1 Jan 2002

 

Fuel Standard (Diesel) Amendment Determination 2001 (No. 1)

3 Oct 2001 (see Gazette 2001,
No. GN39)

1 Jan 2002

Fuel Standard (Diesel) Amendment Determination 2002 (No. 1)

24 Oct 2002 (see Gazette 2002,
No. S396)

16 Oct 2002

Fuel Quality Standards Amendment Determination 2004 (No. 1)

11 Aug 2004 (see Gazette 2004,
No. GN32)

11 Aug 2004

Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Amendment Determination 2005 (No. 1)

15 June 2005 (see F2005L01417)

16 June 2005

Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Amendment Determination 2009 (No. 1)

20 Feb 2009 (see F2009L00692)

21 Feb 2009

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

S. 1.........................................

rs. 2002 No. 1

S. 2A.......................................

ad. 2002 No. 1

 

am. 2005 No. 1

 

rs. 2009 No. 1

S. 3.........................................

am. 2001 No. 1; 2004 No. 1; 2005 No. 1; 2009 No. 1

S. 4.........................................

ad. 2001 No. 1

 

rs. 2005 No. 1; 2009 No. 1

S. 5.........................................

ad. 2002 No. 1

 

am. 2005 No. 1; 2009 No. 1