Proposal to amend GRSG/2015/36 introducing requirements for the operation of a CNG heater when the vehicle is stationary and before starting the engine. The limitation on the number of valves used to operate the CNG combustion heater will require technical changes without any significant benefit. The proposal therefore deletes the limitation and introduces additional clarifications.
31. The expert from OICA recalled the discussion at the previous GRSG session on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/36 proposing to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 67 to allow the installation of autonomous CNG heaters for the heating of the engine. The expert from Germany presented GRSG-110-27 further clarifying the text of paragraph 18.104.22.168.
32. 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 draft Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110.
Paragraph 22.214.171.124., amend to read:
“126.96.36.199. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 188.8.131.52.
(a) the automatic cylinder valve may stay in an open position during commanded stop phases, and
(b) in the case where a fire alarm system is installed in the compartment where a CNG combustion heater is located, the automatic cylinder valve(s) may be opened by an electronic control unit for the purpose of permitting its operation to warm the engine coolant.”