Draft Details

Designation:B306
Source:CSA
Contact name:Mark Duda
Review start date:Sep 1, 2022
Review end date:Oct 31, 2022
Categories:Energy
Contact email:kelly.yaremko(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

Inclusions

This Standard sets forth a set of minimum performance requirements for portable engine fueling systems (PEFS) with a rated capacity of not more than 32 L (8.45 US gallons), designed to be connected to gasoline-fueled engines aboard boats by flexible fuel lines which may be disconnected for refilling and portability. It applies to PEFS intended to be used with gasoline dispensed at automotive fueling stations.

The PEFS includes the container, closures,  and permanently installed components (such as gauges and valves) to the point of connection to the  fuel line including components sold separately for use on the PEFS, which shall be designed to, and function in compliance with this standard.

This standard defines performance requirements for PEFS that can reduce fuel spillage and emissions when used in accordance with the manufacturer's (marked) warnings, operating instructions, and limitations of use.

Exclusions

This Standard does not address Portable Fuel Containers within the scope of CSA B376.

This Standard does not apply to portable fuel tanks pressurized by means other than fuel vapour pressure.

This standard does not provide assurance that PEFSs meeting the requirements are suited to all fueling applications and conditions. It is not applicable for fueling systems using specialized racing fuels.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with testing. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Terminology

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to 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.

Units of Measure

The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

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