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Fuel Standard (Autogas) Determination 2003

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  • - F2013C00759
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Determinations/Other as amended, taking into account amendments up to Fuel Standard (Autogas) Amendment Determination 2013
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
Registered 09 Sep 2013
Start Date 13 Jul 2013
End Date 31 Dec 2012
To be repealed 01 Oct 2019
Repealed by Legislative Instruments (Fuel Standards Instruments) Sunset-altering Declaration 2016

Fuel Standard (Autogas) Determination 2003

as amended

made under section 21 of the

Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000

This compilation was prepared on 6 September 2013
taking into account amendments up to Fuel Standard (Autogas) Amendment Determination 2013

Prepared by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities


 

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% (molar)

2

Residue on evaporation

100 mg/kg

3

Sulfur (after stenching)

100 mg/kg

4

Volatile residues (C5s and higher)

2.0% (molar)

         (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 589:2004

5

Motor octane number

Composition by ISO 7941

Calculation by EN 589 Annex B

6

Odour

EN 589:2008 Annex A

7

Residue on evaporation

JLPGA-S-03 by mass method at 105°C

8

Sulfur

ASTM D6667

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.


Notes to the Fuel Standard (Autogas) Determination 2003

Note 1

The Fuel Standard (Autogas) Determination 2003  (in force under section 21 of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Table below.

Table of Instruments

Title

Date of
notification in Gazette or
FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

Fuel Standard (Autogas) Determination 2003

23 Dec 2003 (F2006B01378)

1 March 2004

 

Fuel Standard (Autogas) Amendment Determination 2013

12 Jul 2013 (F2013L01364)

Sections 1-4 and Schedule 1 – 13 July 2013; Schedule 2 – 1 December 2013

 

 

Note 2

Fuel Standard (Autogas) Amendment Determination 2013 (F2013L01364)

 

The following amendments commence on 1 December 2013:

 

Schedule 2  

Fuel Standard (Autogas) Determination 2003

1  Subsection 4(1) (cell at table item 2, column headed “Amount”)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

60 mg/kg

2  Subsection 4(1) (cell at table item 3, column headed “Amount”)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

50 mg/kg

 

As at 6 September 2013 these amendments are not incoroprated in this compilation.

Table of Amendments

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

Provision affected

How affected

S. 4

am. F2013L01364

S. 5

am. F2013L01364