UL 87A
Standard for Power-Operated Dispensing Devices 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:2015-02-13DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2018-06-27
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements apply to power-operated dispensing devices, rated 600 V ac or less, for use with motor fuels. Motor fuels, as defined by these requirements, include one or more of the fuels described in 1.2.

    1.2 Dispensing devices 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 Gasoline 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.

    1.3 Requirements for the installation and use of dispensing devices are included in the Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages, ANSI/NFPA 30A, and the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

    1.4 These requirements apply to wiring methods used to install or interconnect such control equipment when the equipment is located directly on or within the housing of the dispensing device.

    1.5 These requirements do not apply to control equipment that may authorize, monitor, or interrupt operation of a power-operated dispensing device, nor other auxiliary equipment. These products would be covered under the Standard for Control Equipment for Use with Flammable Liquid Dispensing Devices, UL 1238.

    1.6 These requirements do not cover dispensing devices for use with diesel fuel, biodiesel fuel, diesel/biodiesel fuel blends, fuel oil, or kerosene, which are covered in the Standard for Power-Operated Dispensing Devices for Diesel Fuel, Biodiesel, Diesel/Biodiesel Blends with Nominal Biodiesel Concentrations up to 20 Percent (B20), Kerosene and Fuel Oil, UL 87B.

    1.7 These requirements do not cover dispensing devices for use with LP-Gas, which are covered under the Standard for Power-Operated Dispensing Devices for LP-Gas, UL 495.

    1.8 Products intended to be rated for use with gasoline or gasoline/ethanol blends with nominal ethanol concentrations:

    a) Up to 25 percent (E0 – E25) shall be evaluated using the CE25a test fluid as the only applicable test fluid;

    b) Up to 40 percent (E0 – E40) shall be evaluated using both the CE25a and CE40a test fluid, or;

    c) Up to 85 percent shall be evaluated using both the CE25a and the CE85a test fluids.

  • 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 General Construction
            • 4.1 General
            • 4.2 Hose assemblies
            • 4.3 Strainers
            • 4.4 Electrically operated valves
            • 4.5 Hose nozzle valve
            • 4.6 Mechanically operated valves
          • 5 Materials
            • 5.1 Metallic materials
            • 5.2 Nonmetallic materials
            • 5.3 Casting impregnation materials
            • 5.4 Internal parts
            • 5.5 Blending options
          • 6 Frame and Enclosure
            • 6.1 Base
            • 6.2 Pedestal
            • 6.3 Housing
          • 7 Vapor Barrier
          • 8 Air Gap
          • 9 Pumping Units
          • 10 Pressure Relief
          • 11 Springs
          • 12 Strainers
          • 13 Valves
            • 13.1 Electrically operated valves
            • 13.2 Hose nozzle valves
            • 13.3 Shear valves
            • 13.4 Mechanically operated valves
          • 14 Mechanical Line Leak Detectors
          • 15 Piping and Fittings
          • 16 Hose Assemblies
          • 17 Control System
          • 18 Meter
          • 19 Breakaway Couplings and Swivel Connectors
          • 20 Vapor Recovery Devices
        • ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
          • 21 General
          • 22 Motors
          • 23 Switches
          • 24 Class I, Group D, Division 2 Location, Lighting, Electrical, and Electronic Equipment
          • 25 Wiring Methods
          • 26 Locking Mechanism
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 27 General
          • 28 Test Sequence
            • 28.1 General
            • 28.2 General dispenser test sequence
          • 29 Long Term Exposure Test
            • 29.1 General
            • 29.2 Samples
            • 29.3 Method
            • 29.4 Results
          • 30 High Pressure Leakage Test
          • 31 Hydrostatic Strength Test
          • 32 Start-To-Discharge Test
          • 33 Dimensional Stability of Floats
          • 34 Weight Change of Floats
          • 35 Endurance Test – Hose Retrieving Mechanism
          • 36 Endurance Test – Hose Fastening Means
          • 37 Marking Adhesion Test
          • 38 Torque Test
          • 39 Rain Test
          • 40 Temperature Reduction Test
          • 41 Leakage of Wire Seal Test
          • 42 Tests on Sealing Compounds
          • 43 Moist Ammonia-Air Stress Cracking Test
          • 44 Blending Cycling Test
        • MARKING
          • 45 General
            • 45.1 Details
            • 45.2 Cautionary markings
        • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 46 General
          • 47 Instructions Pertaining to Risk of Fire, Electric Shock, or Injury to Persons
          • 48 Installation Instructions
          • 49 Operating Instructions
          • 50 Maintenance Instructions
    • Test Fluids