Road vehicles — Liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel system components — Part 20: Flexible fuel or vent lines
This is the first edition of CSA/ANSI LNG 3.20, Road vehicles — Liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel system components — Part 20: Flexible fuel or vent lines.
This Standard is based on proven engineering principles, research, and the combined expertise of gas utilities, manufacturers, users, and others having specialized experience.
Nothing in this Standard is to be considered in any way as indicating a measure of quality beyond compliance with the provisions it contains. It is designed to allow compliance of products which can exceed that specified in the provisions herein. In its preparation, full recognition has been given to possibilities of improvement through ingenuity of design. This Standard is subject to revision as further experience and investigation might show it is necessary and desirable.
Users of this Standard are advised that the devices/products/activities within its scope might be subject to regulation at the federal, state, provincial, or local levels. Users are strongly urged to investigate this possibility through appropriate channels. In the event of a conflict with this Standard, the federal, state, provincial, or local regulations should be followed.
CSA Group acknowledges that the development of this Standard was made possible, in part, by the financial support of Natural Resources Canada.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This Standard has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.
This Standard specifies tests and requirements for the flexible fuel line or vent line for service temperatures colder than –40 °C (–40 °F) and cryogenic conditions, a liquefied natural gas fuel system component intended for use on the types of motor vehicles defined in ISO 3833.
This Standard is not applicable to the following:
a) fuel containers;
b) stationary gas engines;
c) container mounting hardware;
d) electronic fuel management; or
e) refuelling receptacles.
It is recognized that miscellaneous components not specifically covered herein can be examined to meet the criteria of this Standard when tested according to the appropriate functional tests.
All references to pressure in this Standard are to be considered gauge pressures unless otherwise specified.
This standard is based upon a maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) for natural gas as a fuel of 1.6 MPa (232 psig). Other MAWPcan be derived by adjusting the pressure by the appropriate factor (ratio). For example, 2 MPa (290 psi) MAWP systems will require the pressures to be multiplied by 1.25.
In this Standard, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
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Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.