Document GRSG/2014/29
Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 110
Status: Superseded

Proposal to regulate the direction of discharging the pressure relief devices of CNG containers.

Discussions and Outcomes
108th GRSG session (4-8 May 2015)
GRSG/2015/6

41. The expert from the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/6 proposing new provisions on a directional discharge of the pressure relief devices for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) containers. The expert from Germany presented GRSG-108-08 proposing a number of improvements to the proposed text. Following the discussion, GRSG noted a general support on the final proposal as reflected in GRSG-108-08-Rev.2.

42. GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/6 as amended by Annex IV to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the adopted proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110.

107th GRSG session (30 Sep-3 Oct 2014)
GRSG-107-35

24. The expert from the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/29 to regulate the direction of discharging the pressure relief devices of CNG containers. He explained that the proposal addressed the safety of not only the vehicle occupants but also the surrounding area. The expert from IANGV introduced GRSG-107-35, which suggests that the discussion should be deferred until after the outcome of the ongoing research conducted in the United States of America on this matter. The experts from France, Germany, Sweden and OICA questioned the impact of this proposal on design of vehicle categories M1 and N1. GRSG agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its May 2015 session on the basis of a revised document.

106th GRSG session (5-9 May 2014)
GRSG-106-07

32. Recalling the discussion at the previous session of GRSG, the expert from the Netherlands presented GRSG-106-07 proposing new provisions on a directional discharge of the pressure relief devices of GNG containers. GRSG noted a number of comments on the possible location of the containers on the vehicle and questioned the need to also address vehicles with LNG or even hydrogen containers. Following the discussion, GRSG agreed to resume consideration at its next session in October 2014, on the basis of a revised proposal to be submitted by the expert from the Netherlands.

162nd WP.29 session (11-14 Mar 2014)
WP.29/2014/12
105th GRSG session (8-11 Oct 2013)
GRSG/2013/26

38. On the same subject than that mentioned under para. 35 above (new provisions for “valve control at stop-start”), the expert from CLEPA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/26 proposing similar amendments to UN Regulation No. 110. GRSG adopted the document, as reproduced in Annex III of the session report, and requested the secretariat to submit the amendments to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as part (see para. 37 above) of draft Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110.