UL establishes new fuel dispensers certification path

By | September 15, 2009
Underwriters Laboratories, a world leader in product safety testing services, recently announced the establishment of a new certification path for fuel dispensers that distribute midlevel ethanol blends, up to E25.

With the addition of the new certification path, UL now offers three certification paths for dispensers of ethanol-blended fuels. These paths include UL 87 for gasoline and ethanol fuel blends up to E10; Subject 87A-E85 for gasoline and ethanol fuel blends up to E85; and the new path Subject 87A-E25, which addressed gasoline and midlevel ethanol fuel blends up to E25.

According to UL Consumer Safety Director John Drengenberg, UL established the new path in order to proactively prepare for the possibility that the U.S. DOE and U.S. EPA may approve the use of increased ethanol-gasoline blends.