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BRITISH STANDARD

BS 5279:1976
ISO 3541:1975

Specification for

UDC 629.11-479:622.232:62-225.12-181

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Dimensions of fuel
filler openings of
earth-moving
machinery

BS 5279:1976

Cooperating organizations
The Road Engineering Standards Committee, under whose supervision this
British Standard was prepared, consists of representatives from the following
Government departments and scientific and industrial organizations:

The organizations marked with an asterisk in the above list, together with the
following, were directly represented on the committee entrusted with the
preparation of this British Standard:
Associated Offices Technical Committee
British Steel Industry
Department of Employment
Department of Industry
National Coal Board
Individual experts

This British Standard, having


been prepared under the
direction of the Road
Engineering Standards
Committee was published
under the authority of the
Executive Board on
31 March 1976
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The following BSI references
relate to the work on this
standard:
Committee reference RDB/21
Draft for comment 74/43847
ISBN 0 580 09163 5

Amendments issued since publication


Amd. No.

Date of issue

Comments

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Asphalt and Coated Macadam Association


Association of Consulting Engineers
British Quarrying and Slag Federation
British Tar Industry Association
Cement and Concrete Association
Concrete Society (Design and Development Divisional Committee)
Contractors Plant Association*
County Surveyors Society
Department of the Environment*
Department of the Environment, Transport and Road Research Laboratory
Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors*
Federation of Manufacturers of Construction Equipment and Cranes*
Greater London Council
Institute of Petroleum
Institute of Quarrying
Institution of Civil Engineers*
Institution of Highway Engineers*
Institution of Municipal Engineers*
Institution of Structural Engineers
Ministry of Defence*
Refined Bitumen Association Limited
Road Emulsion Association Limited
Road Surface Dressing Association
Sand and Gravel Association Limited
Society of Chemical Industry
Individual experts

BS 5279:1976

Contents

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Inside front cover
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Foreword
1
Scope and field of application
2
Terminology
3
Sizes
4
Dimensions

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Foreword

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This British Standard has been prepared under the authority of the Road
Engineering Standards Committee. The text of this standard is identical to that
of the published International Standard 3541 Earth moving machinery
Dimensions of fuel filler openings which was produced as a result of international
discussions in which the UK took an active part.
For the purposes of this British Standard the text of ISO 3541 should be modified
as follows.
Terminology. The words British Standard should replace the words
International Standard wherever they occur.
A British Standard does not purport to include all the necessary provisions of a
contract. Users of British Standards are responsible for their correct application.

BS 5279:1976

1 Scope and field of application


This International Standard lays down the dimensions of fuel filler openings and caps for earth-moving
machinery.

2 Terminology
The terminology relating to the parts of the fuel filler opening is as follows.

Fuel filler openings shall be of three nominal sizes: 50, 75 and 100 mm.

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3 Sizes

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4 Dimensions
4.1 Fuel filler opening

Nominal size
of thread d

Nominal size

50 (2)
75 (3)
100 (4)
a

M 60 3
(2 1/2 p 12UN)
M 90 3
(3 1/2 p 12UN)
M 120 3
(4 3/4 p 12UN)

D min.

50 (2)

40 (1 5/8)

75 (3)

65 (2 9/16)

100 (4)

90 (3 9/16)

L1 min.

L2

30 (1 1/4)

20 (7/8)

L3 min.

300 (12)

The inch threads shown are not interchangeable with the metric threads.

4.2 Cap

Dimensions in millimetres
(Inch values in parentheses)a
Nominal size

50 (2)
75 (3)
100 (4)
a

Nominal size of thread d

M 60 3
(2 1/2 p 12UN)
M 90 3
(3 1/2 p 12UN)
M 120 3
(4 3/4 p 12UN)

18 (3/4)

The inch threads shown are not interchangeable with the metric threads.

4.3 Connection of cap to fuel tank


The cap should be connected to the fuel tank by a chain or similar link.
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Dimensions in millimetres
(Inch values in parentheses)a

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