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10 May 2012 [19:27] - Today.Az
The State Committee on Standardisation, Metrology and Patents of Azerbaijan has developed a standard Euro 3, committee chairman Ramiz Hasanov told reporters on Thursday.
"Currently, the standard is at the consultation stage, but it will be adopted in the near future" Hasanov said.
Euro-3 is an environmental standard regulating the content of harmful substances in exhaust gases of vehicles with diesel and gasoline engines. It was introduced in the EU in 1999 and replaced by Euro-4 in 2005. Currently Euro 2 environmental standard is used in Azerbaijan.
Modification of a car that meets the requirements of Euro 2 standard under the Euro-3 usually leads to a change in the exhaust system and engine management system. It often reduces the engine power of the vehicle and as a rule additional improvements that increase capacity, such as increasing the compression ratio are produced to compensate for this decline.
A new test laboratory which will check the fuel to ensure it meets this Euro 2 standard will be built in Azerbaijan. Checks will affect fuel and lubricating oil produced in Azerbaijan and imported from abroad.
Standard Euro 3 will be used since this year and Euro 4 after 2015.