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Fuel Quality Standards (Autogas) Determination 2019

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This instrument sets out the parameters and testing methods for autogas used in Australia.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Registered 25 Sep 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR14-Oct-2019
Tabled Senate14-Oct-2019
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Fuel Quality Standards (Autogas) Determination 2019

I, Angus Taylor, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, make the following determination.

Dated   18 September 2019                             

Angus Taylor

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reductions

 

 

 


Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

5  Fuel standard for autogas......................................................................................................... 1

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Fuel Quality Standards (Autogas) Determination 2019.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 1 October 2019.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 21 of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in section 4 of the Act, including the following:

(a)    fuel

(b)    supply

(c)    inspector

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.

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

ASTM followed by an alphanumeric code means the testing method developed under that code by the standards development organisation called ASTM International.

EN followed by a numeric code means the testing method developed under that code by the European Committee for Standardization.

EN ISO followed by a numeric code means the testing method developed under that code by the European Committee for Standardization.

ISO followed by a numeric code means the testing method developed under that code by the International Organization for Standardization.

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

mg/kg means milligrams per kilogram, and is equivalent to ‘parts per million’ or ‘ppm’ by mass.

Fuel standard for autogas

             (1)  In relation to a parameter mentioned in an item of the following table, autogas must comply with the specification for that parameter mentioned in that item.

                

Item

Parameter

Specification

Testing Method

1

Copper corrosion

Class 1

EN ISO  6251

2

Dienes

0.3% molar maximum

ISO 7941

3

Hydrogen sulfide

Negative

EN ISO 8819

4

Motor octane number (MON)

90.5 minimum

Composition by ISO 7941
Calculation by EN 589 Annex B

5

Odour

Detectable in air at 20% lower flammability limit

EN 589 Annex A

6

Residue on evaporation

60 mg/kg maximum

JLPGA-S-03 by mass method at 105°C

7

Sulfur—after stenching

50 mg/kg maximum

ASTM D6667

8

Vapour pressure—gauge, at 40°C

800–1,530 kPa

ISO 8973

9

Volatile residues—C5 and higher

2.0% molar maximum

ISO 7941

10

Water

Pass

EN 15469

             (2)  For subsection (1), compliance with the specification for a parameter is determined by using the testing method for that parameter mentioned in that item of the table.

Note:          The testing methods listed in the table are the methods that will be used by inspectors and other persons authorised to conduct tests on fuel under the Act to determine whether the fuel complies with the relevant fuel standard. Subsection (2) does not prevent other persons (including persons supplying fuel) from using other test methods to ensure that the fuel complies with the relevant fuel standard.