BS EN 589:2018 Automotive fuels. LPG. Requirements and test methods

BS EN 589:2018

Automotive fuels. LPG. Requirements and test methods

Status : Current, Under review   Published : December 2018



What is this standard about?

This document specifies requirements and test methods for marketed and delivered automotive liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), with LPG defined as low pressure liquefied gas composed of one or more light hydrocarbons which are assigned to UN 1011, 1075, 1965, 1969 or 1978 only and which consists mainly of propane, propene, butane, butane isomers, butenes with traces of other hydrocarbon gases.

This standard is applicable to automotive LPG for use in LPG engine vehicles designed to run on automotive LPG.

NOTE For the purposes of this European Standard, the terms “% (m/m)” and “% (V/V)” are used to represent respectively the mass fraction, µ, and the volume fraction, φ.

WARNING — Attention is drawn to the risk of fire and explosion when handling LPG and to the hazard to health arising through inhalation of excessive amounts of LPG.

LPG is a highly volatile hydrocarbon liquid which is normally stored under pressure. If the pressure is released large volumes of gas will be produced which form flammable mixtures with air over the range of approximately 2 % (V/V) to 10 % (V/V). This European Standard involves the sampling, handling and testing of LPG. Naked flames, unprotected electrical equipment electrostatic hazards etc. are sources of ignition for LPG.

LPG in liquid form can cause cold burns to the skin. The national health and safety regulations apply.

LPG is heavier than air and accumulates in cavities. There is a danger of suffocation when inhaling high concentrations of LPG.

CAUTION — One of the tests described in this European Standard involves the operator inhaling a mixture of air and LPG vapour. Particular attention is drawn to the cautionary statement provided in A.1, where this method is referred to.

Standard NumberBS EN 589:2018
TitleAutomotive fuels. LPG. Requirements and test methods
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date18 December 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 7941, ISO 6251, EN 16423, ISO 8973, EN ISO 8819, EN 15469, EN 27941, EN ISO 4257, ASTM D6667–14, ISO 4257, EN 16942, EN ISO 8973, EN ISO 4256, EN ISO 4259-2, ISO 4256, ISO 8819, ISO 4259-2, EN 15470, EN 15471, EN ISO 6251, DIN 51619
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 13758:1996
ReplacesBS EN 589:2008+A1:2012
International RelationshipsEN 589:2018
Draft Superseded By16/30347787 DC
DescriptorsOdours, Safety measures, Climate, Automotive fuels, Petroleum products, Octane number, Motor vehicles, Grades (quality), Liquefied gases, Olfactory analysis, Vapour pressure, Test methods, Chemical properties, Chemical composition, Liquefied petroleum gas
Title in FrenchCarburants pour automobiles. GPL. Exigences et méthodes d'essai
Title in GermanKraftstoffe. Flüssiggas. Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren
ISBN978 0 580 95580 8
File Size729 KB

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