ICS number: 23.020.30
Reglamento Técnico Salvadoreño RTS 23.02.01:16 Recipientes a presión. Cilindros portátiles para contener gas licuado de petróleo (GLP). Reguladores de baja presión para GPL de uso doméstico. Especificaciones (Salvadorian Technical Regulation (RTS) No. 23.02.01:16: Pressure vessels. Portable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders. Low-pressure regulators for LPG for domestic use. Specifications)
Section 5.1.24 on additional requirements for Class I regulators, as well as sections 6.2.1, 6.2.2 and 6.2.4 of the notified Salvadorian Technical Regulation have been updated. Consequently, there will be a period of 60 days for the submission of comments/observations as from the date of this notification. The Technical Regulation is now referred to as: "RTS No. 23.02.01:20: Pressure vessels. Portable Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Cylinders. Low-pressure regulators for LPG for domestic use. Specifications".
The purpose of the notified Salvadorian Technical Regulation is to establish the technical and safety specifications for the regulators used in portable LPG cylinders for domestic use, and the relevant conformity assessment procedure. The Regulation applies only to low-pressure regulators, with an operating pressure not exceeding 3.00 kPA (0.44 psi), which are directly connected to the gaseous phase of the portable cylinders designed to contain LPG for domestic use.
The Regulation allows for new technologies and alternative settings to be used in low-pressure regulators, as long as they offer a level of reliability and safety equal to or greater than that established in the Regulation, subject to acceptance by the Directorate of Hydrocarbons and Mining of the Ministry of the Economy of El Salvador.