CWM Adopts E15 Standard, New Proposals in Milwaukee
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Premium diesel fuel. The NCWM passed a proposal to
specify the de;nition of premium diesel fuel and the names
that may be used to designate a premium diesel fuel. The
revised de;nition is the result of an industry effort to provide
consistency on what minimum speci;cation must be met to
call a diesel fuel “premium.” The revision establishes minimum standards for six fuel quality criteria, of which all must
be met to be called “premium”:
2. Low-temperature operability
5. Filter-blocking tendency
6. Injector deposit control
Two-minute alternative fuels timeout. The NCWM
approved revisions to provide for a two-minute timeout on
all pay-at-retail dispensers for mass-;ow metered dispensers,
hydrogen metered dispensers and electric vehicle dispensers. This language provides consistency with the motor fuel
devices language for automatic timeout when paying at the
Printed receipts update, revision. The NCWM passed
revisions to exempt sites from displaying the dispenser designation on a printed ticket where no product grades are repeated
or where there is only one dispenser for each product sold.
The revision relieves smaller operators with limited dispensers
from having to install costly hardware and software revisions to
their equipment. Where only one dispenser sells a particular
product (e.g., regular gasoline) at a site, a dispenser number is
not needed to identify the dispenser that sold the product.
Gasoline-ethanol blends greater than 10%. The NCWM
voted down a Petroleum Marketers Association of America
(PMAA) proposal to request all ethanol blends be de;ned
clearly in all marketing grade names. The proposal requested
the ethanol percentage be included at the end of any grade
name for ethanol content greater than E10 for all dispenser
and street signage and marketing signs with grade information.
PEI will continue to report on these items, NCWM
voting results and new business that might affect PEI
The NCWM Interim Meeting will be Jan. 26-29, 2020,
in Riverside, California. For details and dates of regional
meetings, visit www.ncwm.net.
Scott C. Boorse is director of technical programs and industry affairs at PEI. Reach him
at email@example.com or 918-236-3975.