Draft Details

Designation:NGV 5.1
Review start date:Mar 8, 2022
Review end date:May 26, 2022
Contact email:kelly.yaremko(at)csagroup.org
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Draft Scope/Description:

1.1 General

This Standard details mechanical, physical, and electrical requirements for a newly manufactured appliance that compresses natural gas for vehicles and dispenses directly into:

(a) the vehicle natural gas fuel storage system, referred to as a residential fueling appliance (RFA), or

 the vehicle’s activated carbon adsorbents-based Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) fuel storage system, referred to as a fueling appliance intended for residential (RFA).

This Standard applies to appliances that incorporate compression and dispensing in the same appliance.


1) Vehicle fueling appliances (VFA) are addressed in CSA NGV 5.2.

2) Devices dedicated only to dispensing fuel into vehicles are addressed in CSA NGV 4.1.

1.2 Application

These requirements apply to all appliances:

a) for natural gas only (see Clause 1.1);

b) for outdoor or indoor installation in nonliving spaces (e.g., garage);

c) for ambient temperature not below minus 40ºC (minus 40 ºF);

d) for nominal voltage not exceeding 240 Volts AC;

e) for fill pressure not exceeding specified vehicle service pressure;

f) flow rates per Clause 5 of this standard;

g) intended for connection to residential utility gas piping system in accordance with requirements of the applicable Code;

h) intended to meet the installation fire safety requirements in accordance with the requirements of the applicable Code; and

i) single and dual fueling hose gas compressor packages.

j) intended for installation in accordance with NFPA 52, where not in conflict with the requirements in this document.

These requirements apply only to adsorbed natural gas (ANG) appliances:

 for use with vehicle that contain activated carbon adsorbent material with an MDP/RCP ratio not to exceed 1.5;

 that have a service pressure of 6205 kPa (900 psig)

1.3 Pressure references

All references to "kpa" and “psig” throughout this Standard are to be considered gauge pressures, unless otherwise specified.

1.4 Resolution of conflicts

In the case of conflict between this Standard and Federal, National, Provincial, State, or local requirements, the authority having jurisdiction requirements take precedence.

1.5 Units of measure

This Standard contains SI (Metric) units corresponding to the inch/pound quantities, the purpose being to allow the standard to be used in SI (Metric) units. If a value for a measurement and a corresponding value in other units are stated, the first stated value is to be regarded as the requirement. The given corresponding value may be approximate. If a value for a measurement and a corresponding value in other units are both specified as a quoted marking requirement, the first stated unit, or both are to be provided.

Note: IEEE/ASTM SI 10 or ISO 80000-1 is used as a guide in making metric conversion from inch/pound quantities.

1.6 Terminology

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user shall satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

1.7 Alternate construction

The requirements of this Standard are not intended to constrain innovation. When considering fuels, materials, designs, or constructions not specifically dealt with in this Standard, these alternatives shall be evaluated as to their ability to yield levels of safety and performance equivalent to those prescribed by this Standard.

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