This is an article from the December Bulletin Issue written by Jamie Thompson, APEA Technical Chairman

As of 27th September the following standards in CEN/TC 393, the Equipment for Storage tanks and filling stations, the committee’s portfolio have gone through the internal checking process of BEIS OPSS and are currently on GOV.UK as notices of proposal to designate:

References to standards for equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in support of the Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/1107)

1) EN 13012:2021
Petrol filling stations – Construction and performance of automatic nozzles for use on fuel dispensers

2) EN 13617-1:2021
Petrol filling stations – Part 1: Safety requirements for construction and performance of metering pumps, dispensers and remote pumping units

3) EN 13617-3:2021
Petrol filling stations – Part 3: Safety requirements for construction and performance of shear valves

4) EN 13617-4:2021
Petrol filling stations – Part 4: Safety requirements for construction and performance of swivels for use on metering pumps and dispensers

Please note that these will be designated after 28 days have elapsed – scheduled for 26 October 2022. A designated standard is a standard, developed by consensus, which is recognised by government in part or in full as supporting CA Marking Regulations by publishing its reference on GOV.UK in a formal notice of publication.

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