Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 117
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Regulation 117, Annex 6 specifies several time duration values while Annex 6, Appendix 1 gives only one control accuracy value for time in its paragraph 4 (d): plus or minus 0.02 second. This means that this accuracy value applies to all the time durations specified in Regulation 117, Annex 6 and quoted above. This is not realistic for durations of more than one minute and not well fitted to the need of data acquisition for deceleration method. Therefore, Russia and ETRTO propose to introduce two accuracy sets of values in paragraphs 4 and 5 of Regulation 117, Annex 6, Appendix 1:

  1. a control accuracy of +/- 0.2 % s and a corresponding instrumentation accuracy of +/- 0.1 % s for the time increments specified in Annex 6 paragraph 3.5.a for the data acquisition in the deceleration method, both in ∆ω/∆t or dω/dt form, and
  2. a control accuracy of +/- 5% and an instrumentation accuracy of maximum +/-10 sec for the other time durations specified in Annex 6.
Reference Number: GRB-59-03
Origin: ETRTO and Russia
Date: 21 January 2014
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRB/2014/7 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Noise | Session 59 | 28-30 Jan 2014

20. The expert from ERTRO introduced GRB-59-03 containing a revised proposal for new time measurement accuracy for instrumentation involved in the rolling resistance method, with the aim to correct inconsistencies in Annex 6 to the UN Regulation. The proposal text was also supported by the experts from the Russian Federation. The expert from Japan raised a study reservation to verify the consequences of the change of accuracy. The expert of the European Commission raised similar concerns and stated that he would need first to discuss this matter with ERTRO on a bilateral basis. GRB agreed to resume consideration on this subject at its September 2014 session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRB-59-03 with an official symbol