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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 20, 1989.
As of Wednesday, June 19th, 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-181-2
  • Executive Order 181-2 / D181-2
  • ARB # D-181-2
  • Executive Order No: D-181-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-181-2
  • Resolution D-181-2
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Download: Executive Order D-181-2 PDF

D-181-2 Document:



                                                            (Page 1 of 2)

                             State of California
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—181—2
                  Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                             of the Vehicle Code


                       MIDAS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
 "NEW AFTERMARKET TWO—WAY AND THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTERS"


 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, Midas International Corporation 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 applications:

 Converter Type   Use      ~ Series No.   Engine Size       Max. VYeh.    Weight
 Two—way {0OC)    OC          35100       5.7L (350 CID)       4,000     1lbs
 Three—way + OC   3—way + OC 35200        5.0L (305 CID)       4,250     1bs
 Three—way + OC    3—way      35300       3 8L (231 CID)       4,250     1lbs

 WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Hea}th
 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 converters comply
 with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code
 of Regulations, Section 2222(h).

 11 IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converters are exempt from
the prohibitions of Vehicle 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, applwcable
         model year, or other factors addressed in this order must be
         evaluated and approved by the Air Resources Board prior to marketing
         in Caltifornia.

    2.   Marketing 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.


            MIDAS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION                    EXECUTIVE ORDER D—1i81—2
            "NEW AFTERMARKET TWO—WAY AND            '          (Page 2 of 2)
            THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTERS®"               .
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               3.   Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content
                    by Midas International Corporation, 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 ¥ehicle Code Section
                    27156 .      '

            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.

            Executive Order Nos. D—181 dated June 23 , 1988,‘and D—181—1 dated June 21,.
            1989 are superseded and of‘no further force and effect.

            Executed at El Monte, California, this   izeyg;;y'of September, 1989.


                                                     tuabmes)
                                                     K. D. Drachand, Chief
                                                     Mobile Source Division


                           State of California
                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD




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




                              September, 1989


EVALUATION OF MIDAS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC
CONVERTERS FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROKHIBITIONS 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
C995




               Midas International Cdrporation (Midas) of 4235 West 42nd Place,

       Chicago, Illincis 60632, 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.     Mayx. V¥eh. Wt.   EngineSize_

       Two—way (OC)      2—way         35100         4,000 1bs         5.7L (350 CID)

       Thrsee—way + OC   3—way + OC    35200         4,250 1bs         5.0L {305 CID)

       Three—way + OC    3—way         35300         4,250 1bs         3.8L (231 CID)



               Emissions data submitted show that the Midas 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.


I.     INTRODUCTION

11.    CONCLUSION

III.     COMMENDATION

IV.        C          PTIO

¥.       YICE   EVALUAT




                             11


     EVALUATION OF MIDAS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 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.      INIRODUCTION

             Midas International Corporation of 4235 West 42nd Place, Chicago,

     Illinois 60632, 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 Type       Use      Series No.   Max. Veh . Wt.    Engine Size

     Oxidation {0OC)   2—way        35100         4,;000 ibs       5.7L {350 CID)

     Three—way + OC    3—way + OC 35200           4,250 1bs        5.0L {(305 CID)

     Three—way + OC    3—way        35300         4,250 1bs        3.8L (231 CID)
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     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).

     II1I.   RECOMMENDATION

             The staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and

     that Executive Order No. D—181—2 be issued, permitting the advertisement,

     sales and installation of the new aftermarket catalytic converters.

     IV.      DEVICE DESCRIPTION

              The Midas catalytic converters consist of honeycomb type substrates

     coated with platinum and palladium, for the two—way converter.       For the

     three—way plus oxidation, the substrate is coated with platinum, palladium


and rhodium.      The substrate is enclosed in an outer shell or container of

stainless steel.        The three—way plus oxidation catalytic converter

incorporates an air injection tube between the reducing and oxidizing

substrates .

           The Midas 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

            Midas 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

insta]led and two CVS—75 tests were conducted with exhaust backpressure

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

accumulation on each of the two test converters.                The mileage accumulation

vehicles had test weights and engine displacement equal or higher than the

test vehicle.

            Exemption for each converter application is limited to the actual

test or inertia weight and engine size of either the mileage accumulation

vehicle or the test ("slave") vehicle, whichever has the lower parameters.

The test results and conversion efficiencies are shown below:




                                      ITwo—way    Converte

             sSimulator 1   Converter 1          Simulator 2   Converter 2   Avg. Efficiency

HC(g/mi)        2.203        0 .537                2.284        0.605           74.6%

COlg/imi)      29.324        2 .287               23 .613       3.466           88 .8%


HC (g/mi) 1.884            0 .280            1. 884    0 .234         86.4%
CO (g/mi)} 16.898          3.892            16. 898    2.880          80 .0%
NOx{g/mi) 2.303            0.818             2.303     0.839          64.0%



             Simulator i   Converter 1   Simulator 2   Converter2   Avg.Efficiency

HC (g/mi)      2.000       0 .208          2.000        0 .190        90 .0%

CO (g/mi) 11.118            1.772         11.118        1.401         85.8%

NCOx{g/mi)     2.499        0 .492         2 .499       0.388         82.4%

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 12:42:33

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