UL 79A
Standard for Power-Operated Pumps for Gasoline and Gasoline/Ethanol Blends with Nominal Ethanol Concentrations up to 85 Percent (E0 - E85)

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Edition Number:1SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2015-02-11DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2016-05-05
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover products described in 1.2 when used with one or more of the fuels described in 1.3.

    1.2 These requirements cover electrically-, hydraulically-, or pneumatically-driven power-operated pumps for use with petroleum products in the following applications:

    a)    Self-contained dispensing devices and submerged pumps used in storage tanks that provide the fuel to remote control dispensing devices. They are intended for operation at discharge pressures of 50 pounds per square inch (psig) (345 kPa), or the marked maximum discharge pressure rating, when less, with the ambient and liquid temperature within the range of minus 29°C (minus 20°F) – 52°C (125°F).

    b)    Dispensing systems to transfer the fuel from a tank or container to a vehicle or another container. They are intended for operation at the marked maximum discharge pressure, or less, with the ambient and liquid temperature within the range of minus 29°C (minus 20°F) – 52°C (125°F).

    c)    Vapor recovery applications for dispensing devices. They are intended to operate under a vacuum at the inlet and a maximum discharge pressure of 50 psig (345 kPa), or marked discharge pressure, whichever is less.

    1.3 Pumps covered by these requirements are intended for use with one or more of the following:

    a)    Gasoline formulated in accordance with the Standard Specification for Automotive Spark-Ignition Fuel, ASTM D4814;

    b)    Gasoline/ethanol blends with nominal ethanol concentrations up to 25 percent ethanol (E25), consisting of gasoline formulated in accordance with the Standard Specification for Automotive Spark-Ignition Fuel, ASTM D4814, when blended with denatured fuel ethanol formulated to be consistent with the Standard Specification for Denatured Fuel Ethanol for Blending with Gasolines for Use as Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel, ASTM D4806; or

    c)    Gasoline/ethanol blends with nominal ethanol concentrations above 25 percent formulated in accordance with the Standard Specifications in item (b), or formulated in accordance with the Standard Specification for Ethanol Fuel Blends for Flexible-Fuel Automotive Spark-Ignition Engines, ASTM D5798, as applicable.

    1.4 Requirements for the installation and use of these products are included in the Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, ANSI/NFPA 30; the Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages Code, ANSI/NFPA 30A; and the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

    1.5 These requirements do not cover:

    a)    Oil burner pumps, which are evaluated under the Standard for Pumps for Oil-Burning Appliances, UL 343.

    b)    Pumps for engine-powered automotive equipment.

    c)    Pumps for marine use which are evaluated under the Standard for Mechanically and Electrically Operated Fuel Pumps for Marine Use, UL 1130.

    d)    Pumps for use in chemical, petrochemical, or petroleum processing plants; utility power plants; petroleum production facilities; pipeline pump stations; pipeline or marine terminals; or bulk plant distribution and related facilities.

    e)     Pumps used in mobile applications, such as on tank trucks, portable tanks, or portable containers mounted on vehicles.

    f)     Pumps rated more than 600 volts.

    g)     Pump assemblies also provided with a flammable liquid meter or electrically-operated shutoff valve, which are evaluated in accordance with the Standard for Power-Operated Dispensing Devices for Gasoline and Gasoline/Ethanol Bends with Nominal Ethanol Concentrations up to 85 Percent (E0 – E85), UL 87A.

    h)    Pumps intended for use with diesel fuel, biodiesel fuel, diesel/biodiesel blends, kerosene, or fuel oil, which are evaluated in accordance with the Standard for Pumps for Diesel Fuel, Biodiesel Fuel, Diesel/Biodiesel Blends with Nominal Biodiesel Concentrations up to 20 Percent (B20), Kerosene, and Fuel, Oil, UL 79B.

    1.6 The pump assembly may be constructed such that it provides for the installation and use of a flammable liquid hose and hose nozzle valve.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 General
            • 2.1 Components
            • 2.2 Units of measurement
            • 2.3 Undated references
          • 3 Glossary
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 4 Assembly
          • 5 Materials
            • 5.1 Metallic materials
            • 5.2 Nonmetallic materials
            • 5.3 Casting impregnation materials
            • 5.4 Internal parts
            • 5.5 Blending Options
          • 6 Bodies, Covers, and Heads
          • 7 Drive-Shaft Seals
          • 8 Diaphragms
          • 9 Springs
          • 10 Floats
          • 11 Air Separators
          • 12 Strainers
          • 13 Outlet Pressure Regulation
          • 14 Pressure Relief
          • 15 Mounting and Base
          • 16 Guards
          • 17 Piping and Fittings
          • 18 Hose Nozzle Valve, Hose, and Coupling
          • 19 Conduit Seals
          • 20 Electrical Equipment
          • 21 Supply Connections
          • 22 Current-Carrying Parts
          • 23 Insulating Material
          • 24 Internal Wiring
            • 24.1 Mechanical protection
            • 24.2 Types of wire
            • 24.3 Splices and connections
          • 25 Separation of Circuits
          • 26 Capacitors
          • 27 Grounding
            • 27.1 General
            • 27.2 Grounding identification
          • 28 Motors
            • 28.1 Construction
            • 28.2 Overload protection
            • 28.3 Brushes and brush holders
          • 29 Overload- or Thermal-Protective Devices
          • 30 Switches and Controls
          • 31 Spacings
        • PROTECTION OF PERSONNEL
          • 32 General
          • 33 Sharp Edges
          • 34 Enclosures and Guards
          • 35 Materials
          • 36 Surface Temperatures
          • 37 Locking Mechanism
          • 38 Control Application
          • 39 Secondary Circuits
            • 39.1 General
            • 39.2 Protection of wiring
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 40 General
          • 41 Long Term Exposure Test
            • 41.1 General
            • 41.2 Samples
            • 41.3 Method
            • 41.4 Results
          • 42 High Pressure Leakage Test
          • 43 Endurance Test – Pumps
          • 44 Hydrostatic Strength Test
          • 45 Retention Test for Screws and Bolts
          • 46 Deformation Test
          • 47 Leakage of Wire Seal Test
          • 48 Endurance Test for Air Separators
          • 49 Blocked Outlet Test
          • 50 Pressure Relief Test
          • 51 Float Buoyancy Test
          • 52 Dimensional Stability of Floats Test
          • 53 Weight Change of Floats Test
          • 54 Float Crushing Test
          • 55 Moist Ammonia-Air Stress Cracking Test
          • 56 Tests on Sealing Compounds
          • 57 Metallic Coating Thickness Test
          • 58 Starting Current Test
          • 59 Input Test
          • 60 Temperature Test
            • 60.1 General
            • 60.2 Maximum normal load
          • 61 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 62 Grounding Continuity Test
          • 63 Rain Test
          • 64 Submersion Test
          • 65 Conductor Secureness Test
          • 66 Insulation Resistance Test
          • 67 Leakage Current Test
          • 68 Pneumatic Parts – Pressure Distortion Test
          • 69 Pneumatic Parts – Endurance
          • 70 Pneumatic Parts – Impact Test
          • 71 Blending Cycling Test
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION
          • 72 General
        • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 73 General
        • RATING
          • 74 Details
        • MARKING
          • 75 General
          • 76 Cautionary Markings
          • 77 Permanence of Marking
    • Test Fluids