Order Of April 15, 1998 By The State Metrological Control Of Instruments For Measuring The Emissions Of Exhaust Gases Of Vehicles Equipped With Spark Ignition Engines (Petrol) Is Regulated.

Original Language Title: Orden de 15 de abril de 1998 por la que se regula el control metrológico del Estado sobre los instrumentos destinados a medir las emisiones de los gases de escape de los vehículos equipados con motores de encendido por chispa (gasolina).

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Law 3/1985, of 18 March, Metrology, establishes the legal regime of the metrological activity in Spain, which must be submitted in defense of safety, health protection and economic interests of consumers and users, measuring instruments under the conditions prescribed by regulation. This law was further developed by various standards of metrological content, including Royal Decree is 1616/1985 of 11 September, metrological control carried out by the State Administration is established.


Directive 92/55 / ​​EEC of 22 June 1992 amending Directive 77/143 / EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers (exhaust emissions) determines emission limits for exhaust gases of vehicles equipped with spark ignition engines with or without catalyst. On the other hand, in the directive the requirement to use equipment capable of accurately controlling pollution limits of the gases emitted by vehicles targeted performance characteristics prescribed by the builders set. This directive was incorporated into domestic law by Order of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of 24 July 1992.


For its part, the text articles of the Law on Traffic, Motor Vehicle Traffic and Road Safety, approved by Royal Decree 339/1990, of March 2, Article 10.5 expressly prohibits their gas emissions on roads urban and interurban above the limits established by regulations.


From the foregoing the need, from the point of metrological view, the requirements that these instruments must meet to overcome the metrological control of the state are regulated and can be used to measure emissions from the exhaust of vehicles follows equipped with spark ignition engines (gasoline).


In the processing of this Order it is fulfilled the information procedure on standards and technical regulations laid down in Directive 83/189 / EEC of 28 March, the European Parliament and the Council, and Royal Decree 1168/1995 of 7 July.


By virtue, I have:


CHAPTER I


Scope, marketing


and free movement


Article 1. Scope.


This Order is to regulate State metrological control, established by Law 3/1985, of 18 March, Metrology, and Royal Decree 1616/1985 of 11 September on equipment, hereinafter ' measuring instruments exhaust 'for measuring the volume fractions of one or more components of the following gases: carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO), oxygen (O) and hydrocarbons (HC). For the purposes of the provisions of this Order, measuring instruments exhaust gas will be used to carry out mandatory technical checks of emissions from the exhaust of vehicles equipped with spark ignition engines (gasoline).


Article 2. Phases of metrological control.


The State metrological control of measuring instruments exhaust, to be held in accordance with the provisions of Law 3/1985, of 18 March, Metrology, Royal Decree 1616/1985, of 11 September for metrological control carried out by the State Administration set, and in this Order shall consist of the following phases: Approval model, initial verification, verification after repair or modification and periodic verification.


Article 3. Marketing and commissioning.


From the entry into force of this Order may only be marketed and put into service measuring instruments exhaust to in Article 1 which comply with its provisions, provided they are installed and maintained refers conveniently and used according to its purpose.


Article 4 Free movement.



1. For the purposes of the preceding article, compliance with the specifications and requirements of Spanish standard UNE presumed 82501: 1997 - "Measuring instruments. Instruments to measure emissions of exhaust gases from motor vehicles. Characteristics and test methods' - those measuring instruments exhaust from other Member States of the European Union or originating in other States signatory to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, to comply with technical regulations, standards or procedures legally established in these states, have been tested in laboratories or bodies approved or have received a certificate of these agencies, as long as the levels of accuracy, safety, adequacy and suitability are equivalent to those required in this Order.


2. The competent Public Administration may request necessary to determine the equivalence mentioned in the previous section documentation. When the breach of charac cas and technical requirements of the standard UNE check 82501: 1997, the competent Public Administration may withdraw market instruments.


CHAPTER II



Pattern approval

Article 5. Application.


Manufacturers, importers or any person who can impute the fulfillment of the obligations type approval may apply in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 1616/1985, of 11 September, and in this Order.


Article 6. Execution.


The pattern approval will be carried out by the departments or authorized by the competent public authorities, which have the laboratories and technically qualified personnel needed to perform the tasks specified in this Order organisms.


Article 7. Requirements.


The type approval shall be granted upon completion of the formal requirements of the first title of Royal Decree 1616/1985, of 11 September, as well as technical requirements, metrological and tests set out in paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 of the standard UNE 82501: 1997.


Article 8. Maximum permissible errors.


The maximum permissible errors inherent in trials pattern approval shall be as indicated in paragraph 5.4.1 of the UNE 82501: 1997 in the reference conditions specified in paragraph 5.5.1 of that standard.


Article 9. sign pattern approval.


All measuring instruments manufactured exhaust gas according to an approved, shall have the sign pattern approval set out in Annex I of Royal Decree 1616/1985, of 11 September.


Article 10. plate.


Measuring instrument exhaust, manufactured in accordance with an approved pattern must carry incorporated a plate, in which the information in paragraph 7.1 of the standard applies to UNE 82501: 1997.


CHAPTER III


initial verification


Article 11. entities.


Beneficiaries of pattern approval are required to submit all the initial verification of measuring instruments manufactured exhaust gas according to it, before marketing or commissioning.


Article 12. Tests and performance.


1. The initial verification consist of verifying compliance with the formal requirements established in the second title of Royal Decree 1616/1985, of 11 September, as well as technical and metrological requirements of the UNE 82501: 1997, once made and successfully overcome the trials referred to in paragraphs 6.1 (calibration curve), 6.6.1 (warm-up time), 6.6.2 (response time), 6.6.3 (Low flow), 6.6.4 (Leaks) and 6.6.5 (Waste HC) of the above standard UNE.


2. The initial verification shall be carried out by the departments or authorized by the competent public authorities or under their control, metrological verification laboratories officially authorized bodies.


Article 13. Maximum permitted errors.


The maximum permissible errors in testing initial verification shall be those indicated in 5.4.1 do away with the UNE 82501: 1997.


Article 14. initial verification mark.


Measuring instruments exhaust gas that have passed the initial verification control shall be properly sealed, standing over them the mark set in Annex II of Royal Decree 1616/1985, of 11 September.



Article 15. Effects.


Once the initial verification, the instrument will be declared according to its mission through document issued by the appropriate authorized service or agency. The initial verification shall take effect periodic verification.


CHAPTER IV


Verification after repair or modification


Article 16. Authorised repairers.


Repair or modification of measuring instruments Exhaust gas may only be performed by a person or entity registered in the Metrological Control Registry, as established by Royal Decree 1618/1985, of 11 September. Registration in the Register require compliance with the requirements set out in Annex I of this Order.


Article 17. Performances of repairmen.


The person or entity that has repaired or modified an instrument measuring exhaust, once checked for correct operation and that their measurements are within MPE, placed seals have had to raise again to carry out repair or modification.


Article 18. Subjects and requests required.


1. Once repaired or modified an instrument for measuring exhaust gas, the holder must communicate such repair or modification to the competent public authority, indicating the object of repair and specification of the items replaced, if necessary, and made adjustments and controls. You should also request verification instrument after repair or modification, prior to re-commissioning.


2. The application for verification shall be submitted together with the newsletter set out in Annex II, duly completed, for the purposes of identification of the instrument and its holder.


3. Once submitted the request for verification of a measuring instrument exhaust after repair or modification, the competent public authority shall have a maximum period of seven days to proceed to execution.


Article 19. Tests and performance.


The tests to be performed in the verification after repair or modification are the same as for initial verification, account being taken of the technical and metrological requirements of the UNE 82501: 1997. Such tests will be carried out by the services or bodies approved by the competent public authorities.


In addition to the above tests, the measuring instrument exhaust gas must also pass an administrative test consisting of full identification of the instrument and verification that it meets the requirements to be legally in service. It will be made based on the information provided by the applicant in the identification form set out in Annex II. Especially it checks that the instrument has the type approval and the plate that Article 10 of this Order concerns. It also must demonstrate that it has passed the initial verification.


Article 20. Maximum permitted errors.


The maximum permissible errors in the verification after repair or modification shall be those indicated in paragraph 5.4.1 of the UNE 82501: 1997.


Article 21. Conformity.


1. Having passed the verification phase after repair or modification, the competent public authority shall declare the conformity of the measuring instrument exhaust to perform their own measurements of its purpose, by adhering in a visible place the instrument or verified installation to support it, a label verification must meet the characteristics and requirements set out in Annex III, and the issuance of a certificate to an audit.


2. Verification following repair or modification shall have the effect of retesting.


Article 22. Failure to pass the verification.


When a measuring instrument exhaust gas does not exceed the verification after repair or modification as a result of deficiencies in its operation, should be taken out of service until such deficiencies are remedied, or permanently removed from use in the event that these are not remedied.


CHAPTER V


Periodic verification


Article 23. Subjects and requests required.



1. The measuring instrument holders exhaust in service shall be required to apply annually periodic verification thereof, it is forbidden to use in the event that this metrological control phase is not exceeded. The period of validity of such verification shall be one year.


2. The application for retesting shall be filed with the competent Public Administration, accompanied the bulletin set out in Annex II of this Order, duly completed, for the purposes of identification of the instrument and its holder.


Article 24. Tests and performance.


The tests carried out in the periodic verification shall be those indicated for the initial verification, account being taken of the technical and metrological requirements of the UNE 82501: 1997. Such tests will be carried out by the services or bodies approved by the competent public authorities.


In addition to the above tests, the measuring instrument exhaust gas must also pass an administrative test consisting of full identification of it and checking that it meets the requirements to be legally in service. This test will be conducted based on the information provided by the applicant in the identification form set out in Annex II. Especially it checks that the instrument has the type approval and the plate to which Article 10 refers also must demonstrate that has passed the initial verification.


Article 25. Maximum permitted errors.


The maximum permissible errors in the periodic verification shall be those set out in section 5.4.2 of the UNE 82501: 1997.


Article 26. Conformity.


Overcome the phase of periodic verification of the measuring instrument exhaust, the competent public authority shall declare the compliance of the instrument to carry out own measurements of its purpose, by adhering in a visible place of the verified instrument or system that supports , a label verification must meet the characteristics and requirements set out in Annex III of this Order, and the issuance of a certificate to an audit, having placed the seals that have been necessary lift to perform verification again .


Article 27. Failure to pass the verification.


When a measuring instrument exhaust gas does not exceed retesting due to deficiencies in its operation, it should be taken out of service until such deficiencies are remedied, or permanently removed from use in the event that they not be remedied .


Transitional provision. Instruments in service.


Measuring instruments exhaust gas which are already in service at the entry into force of this Order and whose models comply with the technical rules, standards or procedures Article 4 concerns may continue to be used provided that they have exceeded successfully metrological control phase regulated in chapter V.


Madrid, April 15, 1998.


ARIAS-SALGADO MONTALVO


ANNEX I


Requirements for registration in the Register of Metrological Control of persons or entities wishing to repair gas measuring instruments


exhaust


Individuals or entities who intend to repair or modify instruments for measuring exhaust gases, which this Order refers, must register as authorized repairers in the Metrological Control Registry, in accordance with Article 2d Royal Decree 1618/1985 of 11 September, which is the Metrological Control Registry established.


Registration in the Register of Metrological Control shall require, by the applicant, compliance with the administrative and technical requirements specified below.


1. Administrative requirements.


Persons or entities applying for registration in the Metrological Control Registry as authorized measuring instruments exhaust repairers must meet the administrative requirements of the Royal Decree 1618/1985, of 11 September, which set Metrological Control Registry.


2. Technical requirements.



In addition to compliance with these administrative requirements it is also essential for registration that the repairer have not only the technical and human resources needed to carry out their work, but also the technical means to enable it to carry out verification of the instrument once repaired and ensure the goodness of repair.


ANNEX II


Bulletin ID measuring instruments exhaust


Holder Name:


Address:


Location: Phone


Site for the instrument:


Instrument manufacturer:


Make: Model:


Serial Number: Measuring range:


Unit of measurement: Scale division:


Installation Date:


Type approval number:


Date:


Date of initial verification:


By:


ANNEX III


Check labels


Measuring instrument exhaust verified positive result must bear attached, in order to demonstrate compliance with the periodic verification and verification after repair or modification, a label whose characteristics, format and content are as follows: || |

It is made from a material resistant to both weather and abrasion and impact external agents.


It will be adhesive type, in order to fix it permanently and fully visible in the instrument or an element of the system that supports it.


It will be self-destructive in nature if its detachment occurs, in order to prevent new membership in the same instrument or any other.


Shall be rectangular and its dimensions shall be at least 100 mm x 60 mm.


Its content will be established in the following graph:


E / F / M / A / M / J / J / A / S / O / N / D


1998/1999/2000/2001/2002


Verification conducted in accordance with the Order of April 15, 1998


AGENCY CHECKER / Result of verification


No ID: / COMPLIANCE AND


VALID UNTIL


Label:


E / F / M / A / M / J / J / A / S / O / N / D


1999/2000/2001/2002/2003


The series of letters and digits on the top of the table indicate the months and years respectively, they must be drilled those related to the month and the year in which verification has been performed.


The letters and the series of digits located in the lower right part of the table indicate also months and years, and must be drilled those in which expires the validity of verification.


The label must include the identification number and the seal of the body which carried out the verification.


The measuring instrument exhaust shall be sealed once carried to term both verification following repair or modification and periodic verification, in order to prevent any possibility of modifying its metrological characteristics.

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