Glossary of Automotive Terms - ORVR
What ORVR Means:
On Board Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR). Nissan/Infiniti uses the ORVR system to recover the vapors from the gas tank.
From the beginning of refueling, the air and vapor inside the fuel tank go through refueling EVAP vapor cut valve and EVAP/ORVR line to the EVAP canister. The vapor is absorbed by the EVAP canister and the air is released to the atmosphere.
When the refueling has reached the full level of the fuel tank, the refueling EVAP vapor cut valve is closed and refueling is stopped because of auto shut-off. The vapor which was absorbed by the EVAP canister is purged during driving.