This standard 23/30467022 DC BS EN 589. Automotive fuels. LPG. Requirements and test methods is classified in these ICS categories:
This document specifies requirements and test methods for marketed and delivered automotive LPG (commonly known as low pressure gas or liquefied petroleum gas). This document is applicable to automotive LPG for use in LPG engine vehicles designed to run on automotive LPG. NOTE For the purposes of this document, 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 document 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 document 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.