Proposal to allow the use of Class 0 hoses with couplings using sealing technologies other than those with a 45° cone. Currently, non-seamless double and single wall tubes are used in brake and fuel tubing applications, allowing for the use of a variety of end forms and coupling techniques. Provided the hose assembly can withstand the impulse test of paragraph 1.7. and the tests of Annexes 5A (overpressure test) and 5B (external leakage test), such configurations should be permitted under UN R67 in order to remove an unwarranted design restriction. In cases where a soft seal body (e.g. O-ring) is used, the compatibility of the material with use conditions must be demonstrated by testing according to Annexes 5D (CNG/LNG compatibility test), Annex 5F (resistance to dry heat) and Annex 5G (ozone aging).
35. The expert from the Netherlands introduced GRSG-110-26 (superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/8) proposing an amendment to UN Regulation No. 110 to allow Class 0 hoses with couplings using sealing technologies other than those with a 45° cone and, thus, to avoid design restrictive requirements. The proposal received a number of comments.
36. GRSG adopted the proposal as reproduced below and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2016 sessions, as part (see para. 32 above) of draft Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110.
Annex 4B, paragraph 220.127.116.11., amend to read:
“18.104.22.168. The interface type for the hose coupling shall be:
(a) sealing cone of swivel-nut type of the type with a half vertical angle of 45°, or
(b) other couplings complying with the tests described in paragraph 1.7., as well as the tests mentioned in Annexes 5A and 5B.
In the case of an interface type using a soft seal body (e.g. O-ring), the type of material chosen shall be tested in accordance with Annexes 5D, 5F and 5G.
Couplings shall have complementary counterparts."