Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 79/04 - Emission Control for Light Vehicles) 2011 Amendment 1

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 79/04 — Emission Control for Light Vehicles) 2011 Amendment 1
I, ANTHONY NORMAN ALBANESE, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, determine this vehicle standard under subsection 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.
Dated         7 May 2012
 
 
 
ANTHONY NORMAN ALBANESE
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
 
 
CONTENTS
 
1             LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS.. 2
2             AMENDMENT OF VEHICLE STANDARD.. 2
3             SCHEDULE 1. 2
 
1          LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS
 
1.1       NAME OF LEGISLATIVE INSTRUMENT
 
1.1.1        This instrument is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 79/04 – Emission Control for Light Vehicles) 2011 Amendment 1.
1.1.2        This instrument may also be cited as ADR 79/04 Amendment 1.
 
1.2       COMMENCEMENT
 
1.2.1        This instrument commences the day after it is registered.
 
2          AMENDMENT OF VEHICLE STANDARD
 
2.1.1        The changes specified in Schedule 1 amend Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 79/04 – Emission Control for Light Vehicles) 2011.
 
3             SCHEDULE 1
 
[1]        Insert new clause 5.4 which reads:
“5.4     For the purposes of the Type VI test specified in paragraph 5.3.5 of Appendix A, flex fuel ethanol vehicles that meet the applicable hydrocarbon (HC) emission limit for N1 Class III vehicles in column L2 of the table to paragraph 5.3.5.2 of Appendix A when tested on the ethanol (E75) reference fuel in paragraph 2 of Annex 10 of Appendix A, shall be deemed to meet the HC emission limit for this test on ethanol.”
 
[2]        Insert new clause 5.5 which reads:
“5.5.    In Table A to paragraph 5.2 of Appendix A, footnote 3 is amended to read “The ethanol (E75) reference fuel specified in paragraph 2 of Annex 10 of Appendix A shall be used for this test.”
[3]        Insert new clause 5.6 which reads:
“5.6     The Ethanol (E75) reference fuel specification in paragraph 2 of Annex 10 of Appendix A is amended to read:
Type: Ethanol (E75)
  Parameter
Unit
Limits1
Test method2

  Minimum
Maximum

  Research octane number, RON
 
95.0
-
EN ISO 5164

  Motor octane number, MON
 
85.0
-
EN ISO 5163

  Density at 15 °C
kg/m3
Report
ISO 12185

  Vapour pressure
kPa
50.0
60.0
EN ISO 13016-1 (DVPE)

  Sulphur content3,4
mg/kg
-
10
EN ISO 20846
EN ISO 20884

  Oxidation stability
minutes
360
 
EN ISO 7536

  Existent gum content (solvent washed)
mg/(100 ml)
-
4
EN ISO 6246

  Appearance
This shall be determined at ambient temperature or 15 °C whichever is higher.
 
Clear and bright, visibly free of suspended or precipitated contaminants
Visual inspection

  Ethanol and higher alcohols7
% V/V
70
80
EN 1601
EN 13132
EN 14517

Higher alcohols (C3-C8)
% V/V
-
2.0
 

Methanol
% V/V
 
0.5
 

Petrol5
% V/V
Balance
EN 228

Phosphorus
mg/l
0.36
EN 15487
ASTM D 3231

Water content
% V/V
 
0.3
ASTM E 1064
EN 15489

Inorganic chloride content
mg/l
 
1
ISO 6227 - EN 15492

pHe
 
6.50
9.0
ASTM D 6423
EN 15490

Copper strip corrosion
(3h at 50 °C)
Rating
Class 1
 
EN ISO 2160

Acidity, (as acetic acid CH3COOH)
% m/m
(mg/l)
-
0.005
(40)
ASTM D 1613
EN 15491

  Carbon/hydrogen ratio
 
report
 

  Carbon/oxygen ratio
 
report
 

  1     The values quoted in the specifications are "true values". In establishment of their limit values the terms of ISO 4259 Petroleum products - Determination and application of precision data in relation to methods of test have been applied.  When fixing a minimum value, a minimum difference of 2R above zero was taken into account.  When fixing a maximum and minimum value, the minimum difference used was 4R (R = reproducibility).  Notwithstanding this procedure, which is necessary for technical reasons, fuel manufacturers shall aim for a zero value where the stipulated maximum value is 2R and for the mean value for quotations of maximum and minimum limits.  Where it is necessary to clarify whether fuel meets the requirements of the specifications, the terms of ISO 4259 shall be applied.
2     In cases of dispute, the procedures for resolving the dispute and interpretation of the results based on test method precision, described in EN ISO 4259 shall be used.
3     In cases of national dispute concerning sulphur content, either EN ISO 20846 or EN ISO 20884 shall be called up similar to the reference in the national annex of EN 228.
4     The actual sulphur content of the fuel used for the Type VI Test shall be reported.
5     The unleaded petrol content can be determined as 100 minus the sum of the percentage content of water and alcohols.
6     There shall be no intentional addition of compounds containing phosphorus, iron, manganese, or lead to this reference fuel.
7     Ethanol to meet specification of EN 15376 is the only oxygenate that shall be intentionally added to this reference fuel.”


 
[4]        Insert new clause 5.7 which reads:
 
            “5.7     For the purposes of calculating the Lambda value when tested at ‘high idle speed’ in accordance with Paragraph 5.3.7.3. of Appendix A on the ethanol (E75) reference fuel in paragraph 2 of Annex 10 of Appendix A:
 
-           the Atomic ratio of hydrogen to carbon shall be 2.61; and
-           the Atomic ratio of oxygen to carbon shall be 0.329.”
 
[5]        Insert new clause 5.8 which reads
 
            “5.8      For the purposes of determining the total mass of Hydrocarbons emitted in accordance with paragraph 6.6.2. of Annex 4a of Appendix A, when tested on the ethanol (E75) reference fuel in paragraph 2 of Annex 10 of Appendix A, the density shall be 0.886 g/l.”
 
[6]       Insert new clause 5.9 which reads:
 
            “5.9      For the purposes of determining the correction for dilution air concentration in accordance with paragraph 6.6.4 of Annex 4a of Appendix A, when tested on the ethanol (E75) reference fuel in paragraph 2 of Annex 10 of Appendix A, the dilution factor shall be calculated as follows: