Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010

Part 7 CNG

Measurement

76 Measurement of CNG

(1)

CNG sold from any CNG station must meet the requirements of this regulation, unless there is an agreement in writing to the contrary between the seller and the purchaser.

(2)

CNG gas measurement systems of CNG stations must—

(a)

meter gas by mass:

(b)

provide a clear indication of quantity in kilograms and price per kilogram, and of total price in dollars:

(c)

prevent delivery of CNG during the operation of the reset mechanism:

(d)

be provided with a means of sealing the calibration unit:

(e)

for all reasonably expected variations in ambient conditions, gas supply temperatures, pressure and composition, and electrical supply, and for all reasonably expected electrical supply interference, not exceed a margin of error of—

(i)

plus or minus 2% immediately after calibration, and a further plus or minus 1% at subsequent times while in service, for quantities over 5 kilograms; or

(ii)

plus or minus 0.1 kilograms immediately after calibration, and a further plus or minus 0.05 kilograms at subsequent times while in service, for quantities of 5 kilograms or less.

(3)

Compliance with Division 3.3 of NZS 5425.3 is deemed to be compliance with subclause (2).

(4)

Every person who owns a gas measurement system used to measure the supply of gas to consumers must ensure that adequate records are kept so that the accuracy requirements of subclause (2) are met in relation to that system.

(5)

Compliance with NZS 5259 is deemed to be compliance with subclause (4).

(6)

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a level 2 penalty who sells gas otherwise than in accordance with this regulation.

Compare: SR 1993/76 r 9

Regulation 76(6): amended, on 4 October 2013, by regulation 3(2) of the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/409).

Regulation 76(6): amended, on 1 July 2013, by regulation 8(1) of the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/280).