This agenda item relates to UN R67 LPG Equipment.

GRSG may wish to resume consideration of a proposal by the Task Force to amend the provisions of the ageing test in Annex 15 and on the results of the ageing of material (e.g. rubber hoses) that is in contact with LPG (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/2).

GRSG is expected to further consider a proposal by Turkey on new provisions for the location on the vehicle of the filling unit and a limitation of the service life of LPG containers (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/22).

GRSG may wish to review ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/20 (superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/8) tabled by the European Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (AEGPL) to simplify and adapt the Regulation to technical progress, specifically for the definition of a type of container and Annex 2B.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 112 | 24-28 Apr 2017

24. The expert from Turkey introduced GRSG-112-22 proposing to develop new provisions on the location on the vehicle of the filling unit and a limitation of the service life of containers. A number of experts welcomed the initiative. GRSG invited the expert from Turkey to prepare a proposal for consideration at the next session of GRSG in October 2017.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 113 | 10-13 Oct 2017

28. The expert from Germany presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/16 that amends the provisions of UN Regulation No. 67 to improve the specifications for the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) connecting the pressure relief valve with the gaseous phase for multi-valve in the vehicle tanks and those for the installation and inspection of LPG containers and their accessories. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-113-18 on modifications to the aging test requirements of some rubber materials and on further transitional provisions. The expert from AEGPL endorsed the proposal to avoid a ban of some technologies and materials. Both proposals received a number of comments.

29. GRSG agreed on the need to revise the requirements on pipes for multivalves on LPG containers and to keep, at the same time, the testing provisions technology neutral. Thus, GRSG agreed to set up a Task Force under the leadership of Germany to find a compromise and to prepare a revised proposal for consideration at the next GRSG. It was also agreed to keep ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/16 on the agenda as a reference document. The secretariat was requested, in the absence of a revised proposal by the task force, to circulate GRSG-113-18 with an official symbol.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 114 | 9-13 Apr 2018

24. The expert from Poland introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/8 on simplifying and adapting the Regulation to technical progress, specifically for the definition of a type of container and Annex 2B. On the removal of text in the communication form marked in strikethrough, a number of experts preferred to be in line with other UN Regulations and to keep the strikethrough text. The experts from Italy and AEGPL raised study reservations. GRSG noted concerns on the proposal and suggestions on the optional use of versions and variants in the communication form as the Regulation only specifies a definition for type of container, but not for accessories. After discussion, the expert from AEGPL volunteered to prepare with other stakeholders, a new proposal for consideration at the next GRSG session.

25. The expert from Germany recalled the outcome of the task force (para. 23 above) on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/16 and presented GRSG-114-09 proposing amendments to the Regulation. GRSG noted general support and some comments. Finally, GRSG considered a revised proposal (GRSG-114-09-Rev.1) and adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/16 as reproduced in Annex V to the session report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 as draft 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 67 for consideration at their November 2018 sessions.

Documentation
GRSG/2017/22 | Proposal for the amendments to Regulation No. 67 (Turkey)
GRSG/2018/2 | UN R67: Proposal for Supplement 16 to the 01 series of amendments (OICA)
GRSG/2018/8 | UN R67: Proposal for Supplement 16 to the 01 series of amendments (Poland)
GRSG/2018/20 | UN R67: Proposal for Supplement 16 to the 01 series of amendments and for Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments (LG Europe)