UL Standard for Safety Valves for Gasoline and Gasoline/Ethanol Blends with Nominal Ethanol Concentrations up to 85 Percent (E0 – E85)
|Publication Date:||18 February 2015|
These requirements cover valves that are intended to be used for the control of fluids and their vapors for the fluids indicated in 1.2. They are of the type commonly used in piping systems and in the assembly of motor fuel dispensing equipment. Valves covered by this standard are for use with flammable fluids which are handled at temperatures normally within the range of minus 29°C (minus 20°F) to 52°C (125°F).
Valves covered by these requirements are intended for use with one or more of the following as applicable:
a) Gasoline formulated in accordance with the Standard Specification for Automotive Spark- Ignition Fuel, ASTM D4814;
b) Gasoline/ethanol blends with nominal ethanol concentrations up to 25% ethanol (E25), consisting of gasoline formulated in accordance with the Standard Specification for Automotive Spark-Ignition Fuel, ASTM D4814, when blended with denatured fuel ethanol formulated to be consistent with the Standard Specification for Denatured Fuel Ethanol for Blending With Gasolines For Use as Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel, ASTM D4806; or
c) Gasoline/ethanol blends with nominal ethanol concentrations above 25% formulated in accordance with the Standard Specification in item (b) or formulated in accordance with the Standard Specification for Ethanol Fuel Blends for Flexible-Fuel Automotive Spark-Ignition Engines, ASTM D5798.
These requirements cover valves of the manually operated, pressure operated, or temperature operated types, or combinations of such to the exclusion of types operated wholly or partially by electricity. When they form a part of an assembly which provides for additional functions or service, the requirements are outside the scope of these requirements.
These requirements do not cover the following:
a) Valves for handling liquids under cryogenic conditions;
b) Valves for general refinery service, offshore and pipe line terminals, natural gas processing plants, gas distribution systems, petrochemical processing facilities, or the like;
c) Constant-level oil valves and electrically operated valves;
d) Relief valves and pressure regulators for liquefied petroleum gas (LP-Gas) service;
e) Shutoff, emergency shutoff and check valves for liquefied petroleum gas (LP-Gas) in the liquid phase;
f) Manually operated gas valves of the plug and body or rotating disc type which are evaluated under the Standard for Manually Operated Gas Valves for Appliances, Appliance Connector Valves and Hose End Valves, ANSI Z21.15;
g) Valves covered by the Standard for Gas Appliance Pressure Regulators, ANSI Z21.18; the Standard for Automatic Valves for Gas Appliances, ANSI Z21.21; or the Standard for Gas Appliance Thermostats, ANSI Z21.23;
h) Hose nozzles;
i) Valves covered by the Standard for Manually Operated Metallic Gas Valves for Use in Gas Piping Systems up to 125 PSI (Sizes NPS 1/2 through NPS 2), ANSI/ASME B16.33 and Manually Operated Metallic Gas Valves for Use in Aboveground Piping Systems up to 5 PSI, ANSI/ASME B16.44;
j) Manually operated valves for diesel fuel, biodiesel fuel, diesel/biodiesel blends, kerosene, or fuel oil, which are covered under the Standard for Valves for Diesel Fuel, Biodiesel Fuel, Diesel/ Biodiesel Blends with Nominal Biodiesel Concentrations up to 20 Percent (B20), Kerosene, and Fuel Oil, UL 842B;
k) Manually operated valves for LP-Gas, which are covered under the Standard for Valves for Flammable Fluids, UL 842.
1.5 Products intended to be rated for use with gasoline or gasoline/ethanol blends with nominal ethanol concentrations:
a) Up to 25 percent (E0 - E25) shall be evaluated using the CE25a test fluid as the only applicable test fluid;
b) Up to 40 percent (E0 - E40) shall be evaluated using both the CE25a and CE40a test fluid; or
c) Up to 85 percent shall be evaluated using both the CE25a and the CE85a test fluids.