Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 25, 1989.
As of Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
NOT LEGAL FOR SALE OR INSTALLATION AFTER 12/31/08

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-177-4
  • Executive Order 177-4 / D177-4
  • ARB # D-177-4
  • Executive Order No: D-177-4
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-177-4
  • Resolution D-177-4
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-177-4 PDF

D-177-4 Document:



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                                    State of California
                                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                   EXECUTIVE CRDER O—177—4
                       Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                  of the Vehicle Code


      ‘    .                      PRODUCTS FOR POWER
     "NEW AFTERMARKET TWO—WAY AND THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONYVERTERS®"


     WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section     27156 and Title 13 California Code of
     Regulations (hereafter "CCR")     Section 2222(h}, authorize the California Air
     Resources Board (ARB) and its     Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket
     catalytic converters from the     prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

     WHEREAS, Products For Power has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
     prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for their new aftermarket two—way
     {OC) and three—way plus oxidation catalytic converters for the following
     applicattons:

     Converter _Use                Series                    i
     Two—way {OC)     8C            4008          §.7L (350 CID)     4,000 Ibs
     Three—way + OG   3—way         5000         3.8L (232 CID)      4,250 lbs
     Three—way + 0C   3—way + OC    5000          5.0L (305 CID)     3,750 1bs
     WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Health
     and Safety Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Division by
     Health and Safety Cofe Section 39516 and Executive Order G—4§5—5, the Air —
     Resources Board finds that the above aftermarket catalytic converters comply
     with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code
     of Regulations, Section 2222(h).
     IT IS HEREBY RESGLVED that the above catalytic converters are exempt from
     the prohibitions of ¥ehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the
     approved application vehicles subject to the following conditions:

        1.   No changes are permitted to the converters as described in the
             application for exemption. Any changes to the converters, applicable
             model year, or other factors addressed in this order must be
             evaluated and approved by the Air Resources Board prior to marketing
             in Californxa.

       2.    Marketxag of the converters using identifications other than those
             shown in the exemption application or marketing of the converters for
             applications other than those listed in the application catalog shall
             be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air
             Resources Board.   Exemption of this product shall not be construed as
             an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any components of
             the converters as individual devices.




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PRODUCTS FOR POWER                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D— 17704
"NEW AFTERMARKET TWO—WAY AND                        (Page 2 of 2)
THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTERS



   3.    Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content
         by Products For Power, its principals, agents, employees,
        . distributors, dealers, or other representatives must include the
        . disclaimer that the Executive Order or the exemption it provides is
         not an endorsement or approval of any emissions reduction claims for
         the catalytic converters and is only a finding that the converters
         are exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

Vioelation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of
this order.    The order may be revoked only after ten day written notice of
intention to revoke it, during which period the holder of the order may
request in writing a hearing to contest the proposed revocation. If a
hearing is requested, it shall be held within ten days of receipt of the
request, and the order may not be revoked until a determination is made,
after the hearing, that grounds for revocation exist.

Executive Order No. D—177—3 dated August 25, 1989 is superseded and of no
further force and effect.

Executed at E1 Monte, California, this             of September, 1989.




                                  fAe ®.‘D. Drachand, Chief
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                                         Mobile Source Division


                        State of California
                        AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF PRODUCTS FOR POWER NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONVERTERS
         FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEKHICLE CODE
      SECTION 27156 AND TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
                           SECTION 2222(h)




                          September, 1989


             EVALUATION OF PRODUCTS FOR POWER NEW AFTERMARKET
                    CATALYTIC CONVERTERS FOR EXEMPTION
         FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND
        TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)




                                     by
                           Mobile Source Division

                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD
                            9528 Telstar Avenue
                            E1 Monte, CA 91731

(This report has been reviewed by the staff of the California Air Resources
Board and approved for publication. Approval does not signify that the
contents necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Air Resources
Board, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute
endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                        SUMMARY



        Products For Power of 1035 Republic Drive, Addison, Illincois 60101,

has applied for exemption for their new aftermarket catalytic converters

under the California regulations for new aftermarket catalytic converters.

The catalytic converters and their applications are shown below:



Converter   Type   _Use_        Series No.        Max. Veh. Wt.   Max. Engine Size

Two—way (OC)       2—way         4000             4,000 1bs        5.7L (350 CID)
Three—way + OC     3—way         5000             4,250 lbs        3.8L.(232 CID)

Three—way + OC     3—way + OC    6000             3,750 lbs        5.0L (305 CID)



        Emissions data submitted show that the Products For Power catalytic

converters meet the requirements of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13,

California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h).          Based on the above, the

staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested.


                               CONTENTS

                                          Page Number

SUMMARY                                        i

CONTENTS                                      11

I.         INTRODUCTION                        1

II.        CONCLUSION                          1

III.       RECOMMENDATIONS                     1

IV.       DEVICE DESCRIPTION                   1

V.         DEVICE EVALUATION                   2




                                  1i


                 EVALUATION OF PRODUCTS FOR POWER NEW AFTERMARKET
        *               CATALYTIC CONVERTERS FOR EXEMPTION
             FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND
            TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)


I.      INTRODUCTION

        Products For Power of 1035 Republic Drive, Addison, Illincis 60101,

has applied for an exemption for their new aftermarket catalytic converters

in accordance with the California regulations on new aftermarket catalytic

converters.     The converters and their applications are shown below:



Converter           Use       Series       Max. Veh, Wt.    Max. Engine Size

Oxidation (OC)      2—way      4000         4,000 1bs        §.7L (350 CID)

Three—way + OC      3—way      5000         4,250 lbs        3.8L (232 CID)

Three—way + OC      3—way + OC 6000         3,750 1bs        5.0L (305 CID)



II.     CONCLUSION

        The applicant has submitted all the required information and based

on the submitted exhaust emissions test data, the staff concludes that the

catalytic converters meet the criteria set forth in Vehicle Code Section

27156 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h).

III.    RECOMMENDATION

        The staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and

that Executive Order No. D—177—4 be issued, permitting the advertisement,

sales and installation of the new aftermarket catalytic converters.

IV.     DEVICE DESCRIPTION

        The Products For Power catalytic converters consist of honeycomb

type substrates coated with platinum and palladium, for the two—way, and

palladdium and rhodium, for the three—way plus oxidation.     The substrate is

enclosed in an outer shell or container of stainless steel.     The three—way


plus oxi?ation catalytic converter incorporates an air injection tube

between the reducing and oxidizing substrates.

           The Products For Power catalytic converters use materials and

construction similar to the original equipment manufacturers.           The catalytic

converters are sold with installation instructions and kits as shown in the

application catalog.     They are also sold with a two year or 25,000 mile

warranty on the substrates and five years or 50,000 miles on the container

or shell.

V.         DEVICE EVALUATION

           Products For Power provided test data for the catalytic converters.

The tests were conducted by Automotive Testing and Development Services,

Inc. (formerly Olson Engineering, Inc.), Huntington Beach, California.            Two

CVS—75 emission tests were conducted on the test vehicles with the converter

installed and two CVS—75 tests were conducted with exhaust backpressure

simulator.     The tests were conducted following the 25,000 miles mileage

accumulation on each of the two test converters.           The test results and

conversion efficiencies are shown below:



                                   Iwo—way   Converter

            Simulator    Converter1          Converter 2    Average Effici

HC(g/m1)      2.052        0.615               0.451            74.0%

CO{g/m1)     13.982        0.940               0.986            93.1%


                      ree—w             idati      as   three—wa      n

          Simulator       Converter 1       Converter 2        Average Efficiency

HC (g/m1i) 1.899          0 .292                0.298                84.4%
cCO (g/m1) 12.103         3.335                 3.630                71.2%
NOx(g/m1) 2.642           9.911                 0.944                64.9%


                        Three—way Plus Oxidation Converter

          Simulator       Converter 1       Converter 2            Average Efficiency

HC (g/m1) 2.900               0.612             0.594                79.2%
cCO (g/m1) 28.306             6.596             7.198                75.6%
NOx{g/m1) 1.397               0.681             0.655                52.2%
All of the conversion efficiencies meet the requirements of the California

regulations.

        The staff based the evaluation of the new aftermarket catalytic

converters on the submitted information and the test data from Automotive

Testing and Development Services, Inc.



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:44:23

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