BS EN 14274:2013 pdf download – Automotive fuels — Assessment of petrol and diesel quality — Fuel quality monitoring system (FQMS)
4 Information required to set up the FQMS The information specified in this clause as a requirement for setting up the FQMS is basically divided into two sets. The first set, described in 4.1, specifies the requirement for a working list which contains all the locations from which samples are to be drawn. The second set, described in entries 4.2 to 4.5, specifies the need for information about how the fuel volumes being placed on the market are dispensed across the country. This information is needed in order to make the results of the FQMS representative for the whole country. The information in entries 4.2 to 4.5 should be applied in a step-wise fashion with decreasing preference in the listed order, depending on the data available in the Member State.
4.1 Requirement for a working list. A list of retail sites (3.3.1) and commercial sites (3.3.2) where automotive fuels are dispensed. This list shall contain information about the region (see 5.2) in which the site is located. This list shall be updated each year. The retail sites may be further subdivided into main oil company sites, super-/hypermarket sites and independently owned sites, provided that all necessary information detailed elsewhere in this European standard is available.
4.2 Amounts and regional distribution of automotive fuel dispensed. NOTE Depending on the complexity of the FQMS to be used, the amounts of fuel dispensed on a regional basis could be required.
4.2.1 Total amount of automotive fuel dispensed in the whole country, including regional distribution, if available.
4.2.2 Total amount of each grade of petrol dispensed in the whole country, including regional distribution, if available.
4.2.3 Total amount of diesel fuel dispensed.
4.3 Sources of the fuel and its supply and distribution patterns, if applicable.
4.4 Population size and regional distribution, if applicable.
4.5 Number of vehicles and their regional distribution, if applicable.
4.6 Organisations accredited for sampling and for analytical work.
Organisations conducting sampling, testing and analyses required for monitoring fuel quality in the market, shall demonstrate their competence by complying with the minimum criteria set out in Annex B. For sampling of fuel, or volatile materials, the organisation should be accredited for using EN 14275. A list of accredited laboratories, qualified to carry out the tests required for the FQMS should be compiled and maintained by the national accreditation body of the Member State or its nominated alternate. A list of accredited laboratories or organisations for the sampling should be compiled and maintained as well.
5 Setting up the FQMS
5.1 Country size
Using the criteria of the amount of fuel dispensed, a decision shall be made whether the Member State is a largesize or small-size country (3.2).
Each country shall define a set of appropriate regions based on either geographic or administrative criteria, taking into consideration the procedures and criteria described in this European Standard, such as amount of fuel being placed on the market, number of fuel dispensing sites, population distribution, vehicle distribution.
Each region may be further subdivided into sub-regions based on marketing and distribution patterns. In such cases the FQMS would be based on samples drawn from an appropriate grouping of these regions and subregions.
5.3 Minimum number of samples for fuel grades with market shares of 10% and above
For fuel grades with market shares of 10% and above, the minimum number of fuel dispensing sites in any country to be sampled and tested is given in Table 1, taking into consideration the provisions given in 5.5.
If a country decides to assess more than this required minimum number of samples, this should be specified in its national annex to this European Standard.
5.4 Minimum number of samples for fuel grades with market shares below 10%
5.4.1 For fuel grades with market shares below 10%, the minimum number of fuel dispensing sites in any country to be sampled shall be calculated as follows.