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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 14, 1991.
As of Tuesday, June 18th, 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-177-5
  • Executive Order 177-5 / D177-5
  • ARB # D-177-5
  • Executive Order No: D-177-5
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-177-5
  • Resolution D-177-5
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Download: Executive Order D-177-5 PDF

D-177-5 Document:



                                                                     (Page 1 of 2)

                                   State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—177—5
                     Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code


                                  PRODUCTS FOR POWER
                         "NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONVERTER
                                SERIES 7000 AND 8000°

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 of 1035 Republic Drive,        Addison,   Illincis 60101—
3184 has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle
Code Section 27156 for their new aftermarket 3—way plus oxidation catalytic
converter series 7000 and 8000 for the following applications:

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

oC                       7000               7.5L   (460 CID)       6,000 lbs.
TWC                      8000               5.7L   (350 CID)       6,000 lbs.
TwC + oC             _   8000               5.9L (360 CID)         6,000 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 Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—45—5, the Air
Resources Board finds that the above aftermarket catalytic converter
complies with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13,
California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h).  Emission performance of
the catalytic converter was based on durability mileage accumulation of
25,000 miles as described in the staff report (see attachment).

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converter is exempt from the
prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved
application vehicles subject to the following conditions:

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

   2.      Marketing of the converter using identifications other than those
           shown in the exemption application or marketing of the converter
           for application other than one 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 converter as individual devices.


PRODUCTS FOR POWER                                     EXECUTIVE ORDER D—177—5
"3—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC                        (Page 2 of 2)
CONVERTER SERIES 7000 AND 8000"




   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 converter and is only a finding that the converter is
        exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

   4.   Upon installation, the catalytic converter must carry a
        manufacturer‘s warranty for 25,000 miles on the substrates and 50,000
        miles or five years on the shell.

Violation 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.

Executed at El Monte,   California, this   /2    day      November,   1991.




                                           Assistant Division Chief
                                           Mobile Source Division


                       State of California
                       AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF PRODUCTS FOR POWER NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONVERTER
     SERIES 7000 AND 8000 FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN
         VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA
                CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)




                           November, 1991


   EVALUATION OF PRODUCTS FOR POWER NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONVERTER
       SERIES 7000 AND 8000 FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN
            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 (PFP) of 1035 Republic Drive, Addison, Illincis

60101—3184 has applied for an exemption to use their new aftermarket

catalytic converter series 7000 and 8000 as an oxidation {OC), 3—way (TWC),

and 3—way plus oxidation (TWC + OC) converters for vehic‘e applications

shown below:




OC                      7900           7.5L (460 CID)     6,000 1bs.

TWC                     8000           5.7L (350 CID)     6,000 lbs.

TWC + OC                8000           5.9L (360 CID)     6,000 1bs.



           Emissions data submitted show that the catalytic converter meets the

requirements of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code of

Regulations, Section 2222(h) for the stated applications.     Based on the

above, the staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested.


1i


       EVALUATION OF PRODUCTS FOR POWER NEW, AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONVERTER
             SERIES 7000 AND 8000 FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROKIBITIONS IN
                  VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA
                       CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)


I.        INIRODUCTION
           Products For Power (PFP) of 1035 Republic Drive, Addison, Illincis

60101—3184 has applied for an exemption to use their new aftermarket

catalytic converter series 7000 and 8000 as 2—way (OC), 3—way (TWC), and

3—way plus oxidation (TWC + OC) converters for vehicle applications shown

below:




0C                       7000             7.5L (460 CID)         6000 1bs.
TWC                      8008             §.7L {350 CID)         6000 1bs.
TWC + 0C                 8000              5.9L (360 CID)        6000 LBS.

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 converter meets the criteria set forth in Vehicle Code Section

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

stated applications.

111.       RECOMMENDATION
           The staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and

that Executive Order No. D—177—5 be issued, permitting the advertisement,

sale and installation of the new aftermarket catalytic converter.

IV.        DEVICEDESCRIPTION
           The PFP new aftermarket catalyst uses ceramic monolithic substrates

which are coated with palladium and rhodium, with air injection incorporated

between the reducing and oxidizing substrates.        The substrates are enclosed

in an outer stainless steel shell.      For the oxidation and 3—way

applications, the air tube is plugged or welded.




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Heat shields are welded on top and bottom of the converter shell.      The

catalytic converter is sold with installation instructions and kits as shown

in the application catalog.   It is also sold with a warranty for 25,000

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

shell.

V.       DEYICEEVALUATION

         PFP has submitted the test data on the catalytic converter.         A 1979

Chevrolet Suburban, 7.5L with 6,000L lbs. test weight, and a 1978 Chevrolet

Pickup Truck, 7.5L with 6,000 lbs. test weight, were used for the mileage

accumutation conducted at the AutoResearch Laboratories, Inc.    Both mileage

accumulation vehicles are equipped with oxidation catalysts.     However, PFP

subsequently conducted temperature measurements of the converter inlet, skin

and out temperature on the mileage accumulation vehicle and the emission

test vehicle to demonstrate that catalyst aging on the 7.5L oxidation

vehicle is as severe as aging on the 5.9L TWC + OC vehicle.     The test

vehicles used for emission testing were a 1979 Ford F250 Truck for the

oxidation application, a 1988 Chevrolet Silverado for the 3—way application,

and a 1989 Dodge Ram Yan for the 3—way plus oxidation application.      Emission

testing were conducted by Automotive Testing and Development Services, Inc.

(ATDS), Huntington Beach, California.   Two CVS—75 emission tests were

conducted on each of the test vehicles with the converter installed and two

CVS—75 tests were conducted with the exhaust backpressure simulator.         The

test results and conversion efficiencies for the converter are shown below:


HC (g/mi)        2.780         0.541          0 .303           84.5%

CO (g/mi)       31.192         4 .384         2.740            88.5%

NOx(g/mi)        2.452         1.028          0.686            65.0%



                            IWCConverterSeries8000

                Simulator    Converter1    Converter2
HC (g/mi)        3.696         0.508          0 .250           89.7%

CO (g/mi)       26 .946        3.574          0.563            92.3%

NOx(g/mi)        2.314         0.816          0 .865           63.6%



                            OCConverterSeries7000
                Simulator    Converter1     Converter2     Conv.
HC (g/mi)        4.062         0.367          0 .640           87.6%
CO (g/mi)       63.376         1.553          2.934            96.4%



All of the conversion efficiencies meet the requirements of the California

regulations .   The staff based the evaluation of the new aftermarket

catalytic converter on the information submitted by PFP and on test data

from Automotive Testing and Development Services, Inc.



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:42:03
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:42:03

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