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New GB Standard GB 18296-2019 for Automobile Fuel Tank Certification

20. February 2020

The Chinese authority SAC (Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China) has published a new Standard GB 18296-2019, which will be effective from July 1, 2020. The new Standard is replacing the former Standard GB18296-2001 “Safety Property Requirements and Test Methods for Automobile Fuel Tank” and is the valid standard for Chinese fuel tank certification. This standard has been updated in accordance to the latest international technology standard, specifically referring to the EG-R34 regulation of the Economic Commission for Europe “Uniform Regulations for the Certification of Vehicle Fires”. Fuel tanks in China can obtain a voluntary CQC or CCAP certification.

Fuel Tank

The main changes are:

  • The scope of application of the standard has been modified. This standard specifies the requirements for the safety performance of automobile fuel tanks using gasoline and diesel as fuel.
  • The applicability was extended to include trailers
  • Added requirements and test methods for fuel tank overturn test
  • Added fuel permeability requirements and test methods for plastic fuel tanks
  • Added fuel resistance requirements and test methods for plastic fuel tanks
  • Modified the test method for the fire resistance of plastic fuel tanks
  • Increased safety requirements for fuel tank installation
  • Deleted the technical requirements and test methods for vibration of plastic fuel tanks
  • Removed the requirements and test methods for the opening pressure of the safety valve, and introduced an automatic pressure compensation device to balance the pressure inside and outside the fuel tank.

Are you interested in getting more information regarding the new GB Standard for automobile fuel tanks? Do you have any questions about the application for certification modification? If so, please call or email us anytime. Write us an Email or call us: UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 692713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673.

Also check our website if you want more information regarding CCC certification, the CCC certification process, CCC costs, and more information about our all-inclusive CCC certification package. You may want to look at our references page to see what some our clients have to say about us.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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