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C 69/12 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 5.3.

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Types of gas and the corresponding supply pressures according to Article 2(2) of Council
Directive 90/396/EEC of 29 June 1990

(98/C 69/11)

(This publication is based on information received by the Commission services from the Member
States)

Wobbe-number (gross) in Supply pressure in mbar


Country Gas family
MJ/m3 or kWh/m3 MJ/m3 or kWh/m3 min. nom. max.
(0Ø&C) (15Ø&C)

AUSTRIA SECOND
Group H 51,9-55,0 MJ/m3 18 20 25

THIRD
Group P/B 81,4-92,7 MJ/m3 (Î) 42,5 50 57,5

BELGIUM SECOND
Group L 43,90-46,89 MJ/m3 18 25 30
Group H 49,13-56,82 MJ/m3 15 20 23

THIRD 81,5 MJ/m3 (Ï) 25 37 45


and
42,5 50 57,5
92,3 MJ/m3 (Ð) 20 28 35

DENMARK FIRST 22,3-22,9 MJ/m3 (Ñ) 6 8 15


23,63-26,15 MJ/m3
23,6 MJ/m3 (Ò) 6 8 15

SECOND
Group H 54,8 MJ/m3 17 20 25Ø(Ó)

THIRD 76,9-92,9 MJ/m3 25 30 35

FINLAND SECOND
Group H 52,99 MJ/m3 17 20 25

THIRD 81,89 MJ/m3 25 30 35

FRANCE FIRST 24 MJ/m3 (Ô) 8


25,6 MJ/m3 (Õ) 8

SECOND 50 MJ/m3 (Ö) 20Ø(ÎÍ)


Group H 48,2-56,5 MJ/m3 20Ø(ÎÍ)
Group L 42,5-46,8 MJ/m3 25

THIRD
Group B 89,8 MJ/m3 (ÎÎ) 20 28/30 35
42,5 50Ø(ÎÏ) 57,5
60 112Ø(ÎÐ) 140
Group B/P 79,6-89,9 MJ/m3 (ÎÒ) 25 28/30Ø(ÎÑ) 35
Group P 79,6 MJ/m3 (ÎÓ) 25 37 45
42,5 50Ø(ÎÏ) 57,5
100 148Ø(ÎÔ) 180
5.3.98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 69/13

Wobbe-number (gross) in Supply pressure in mbar


Country Gas family
MJ/m3 or kWh/m3 MJ/m3 or kWh/m3 min. nom. max.
(0Ø&C) (15Ø&C)

GERMANY SECOND
Group HØ(*) 12,8-15,7 kWh/m3 18 20 25
Group He 12,0-15,7 kWh/m3 18 20 25
Group LØ(*) 10,5-13,0 kWh/m3 18 20 25
Group LL 10,0-12,8 kWh/m3 18 20 25

THIRD
Group P 22,5-25,7 kWh/m3 42,5 50 57,5
Group P/B 22,5-25,7 kWh/m3 25 30 35Ø(ÎÕ)

GREECE SECOND 48,75-53,92 MJ/m3 18 23

THIRD 86,1-87,8 MJ/m3 28 30


77,0-80,0 MJ/m3 37
88,0-88,4 MJ/m3

IRELAND SECOND 50,26 MJ/m3 15 20 25

THIRD 78,66 MJ/m3 (ÎÖ) 25 37 45


87,89 MJ/m3 (ÏÍ) 20 28 35

ITALY FIRST
Group A 21,76 MJ/m3 24,75 MJ/m3 6 8 15

SECOND
Group H 53,16 MJ/m3 50,72 MJ/m3 17 20 25

THIRD 80,58 MJ/m3 87,33 MJ/m3 20 28-30 35


70,69 MJ/m3 76,84 MJ/m3 25 37 45

LUXEMBOURG THIRD
Group H 41,866 MJ/m3 30 100

NETHERLANDS SECOND
Group L 43,9 MJ/m3 (ÏÎ) 25
Group H 53,6 MJ/m3 (ÏÏ) 25

THIRD 92,3 MJ/m3 (ÏÐ) 30


81,5 MJ/m3 (ÏÑ) 30Ø+Ø50

PORTUGAL FIRST
Group D 23,1 MJ/m3 (ÏÒ) 8

SECOND 52,1 MJ/m3 (ÏÓ) 20


Group H 49,5 MJ/m3 (ÏÔ)

THIRD 78,66 MJ/m3 (ÏÕ) 37Ø(ÏÖ)Ø(ÐÎ)


87,89 MJ/m3 (ÏÕ) 30Ø(ÐÍ)Ø(ÐÎ)

SPAIN FIRST 21,8-24,5 MJ/m3 (ÐÏ) 8

SECOND 51-57 MJ/m3 18

THIRD 81-89 MJ/m3 28


37Ø(ÐÐ)
50Ø(ÐÑ)
C 69/14 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 5.3.98

Wobbe-number (gross) in Supply pressure in mbar


Country Gas family
MJ/m3 or kWh/m3 MJ/m3 or kWh/m3 min. nom. max.
(0Ø&C) (15Ø&C)

SWEDEN FIRST 25,7-29,0 MJ/m3 6 8 15

SECOND 54,8 MJ/m3 15 18 23

THIRD 76,1-82,4 MJ/m3 25 30 35

UNITED SECOND
KINGDOM Group H 46,5-52,85 MJ/m3 18,5 21Ø(ÐÒ)

THIRD 81,8-87,9 MJ/m3 20 28 35Ø(ÐÓ)


72,9-78,7 MJ/m3 25 37 45Ø(ÐÔ)
72,9-78,7 MJ/m3 42,5 50 57,5Ø(ÐÕ)
72,9-87,9 MJ/m3 — — —Ø(ÐÖ)

Non-EU members of the EEA

NORWAY THIRD 81,7 MJ/m3 25 30 35

(*) Additional footnote to ‘group H’ and ‘group L’.


Safe operation of gas appliances has to be ensured down to 12,0 kWh/m3 respectively and to 10,0 kWh/m3.
(Î) More than 90Ø% propane with butane additive.
(Ï) Propane.
(Ð) Butane.
(Ñ) Town gas, produced from natural gas or LPG.
(Ò) Natural gas/air mixture, used as replacement of town gas.
(Ó) Pressure inlet to the appliances.
(Ô) Butane/air mixture.
(Õ) Propane/air mixture 1.
(Ö) Propane/air mixture 2.
(ÎÍ)ÙPressure level commonly used in the ‘low pressure’ distribution network. Some other higher pressures may be used, the most usual one is 300 mbar.
(ÎÎ)ÙCommercial butane, distributed by tanks or cylinders.
(ÎÏ)ÙOnly for certain non-domestic appliances (catering etc.).
(ÎÐ)ÙThis value will disappear in the domestic sector.
(ÎÑ)ÙStandardised supply pressure of 28/30 mbar for domestic appliances equipping leisure vehicles which can use equally commercial butane or commercial
propane or a mixture of the two gases (LPG fuel).
(ÎÒ)ÙMixture of commercial butane and commercial propane required for carburetting and used to supply domestic appliances found in motor homes.
(ÎÓ)ÙCommercial propone, distributed by tanks or cylinders or in gas pipe networks.
(ÎÔ)ÙThis value is only available for gas distributed in tanks or cylinders and will disappear in the domestic sector.
(ÎÕ)ÙFor the ‘Neue Bundesländer’ the supply pressure is 30.
(ÎÖ)ÙPropane.
(ÏÍ)ÙButane.
(ÏÎ)ÙFor gas delivery for public purposes.
(ÏÏ)ÙDirect gas delivery for ‘big users’ (grootverbruickers).
(ÏÐ)ÙLPG gas (butane/propane mixture).
(ÏÑ)ÙGas group 3P for propone installations.
(ÏÒ)ÙThe gas distribution networks of Lisbon are being converted to permit the introduction of natural gas from the middle of 1997. However, these
networks, as well as those intended for town gas are being constructed for a gas with an upper calorific value of 17,6 MJ/m3 calculated under
reference.
(ÏÓ)ÙNatural gas. The upper calorific value calculated under reference conditions is 42,0 MJ/m3.
(ÏÔ)ÙPropane/air mixture.
(ÏÕ)ÙUpper calorific value calculated under reference conditions.
(ÏÖ)ÙIn case of commercial propane.
(ÐÍ)ÙIn case of commercial butane.
(ÐÎ)ÙFor catering appliances in specific regions, the pressure of 50 mbar for butane and 67Ùmbar for propane are used.
(ÐÏ)ÙIn certain distribution sectors the town gas can be substituted by a mixture of propane air or methane air with a lower Wobbe index as is indicated.
(ÐÐ)ÙDomestic use: 28 mbar butane, 37 mbar propane. Appliances must be designed to use both gases at the prescribed pressures.
(ÐÑ)ÙPropane for industrial use.
(ÐÒ)ÙMeter outlet pressure.
(ÐÓ)ÙCommercial butane.
(ÐÔ)ÙCommercial propane.
(ÐÕ)ÙCommercial propane.
(ÐÖ)ÙHigher pressure, including vapour pressure e.g. for camping use.