Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 16, 1990.
As of Monday, December 10th, 2018 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-183-2
  • Executive Order 183-2 / D183-2
  • ARB # D-183-2
  • Executive Order No: D-183-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-183-2
  • Resolution D-183-2
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-183-2 PDF

D-183-2 Document:



                                                                     (Page 1 of 2)

                                      State of California
                                      AIR RESOURCES BOARD




                                        mal
                            —    EXECUTIVE ORDER D—183—2
                        Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Gode


                      PERFECTION AU{TOMOTIYE PRODUCTS CORPORATION
                "THREE—WAY PLUS OXID        CATALYTIC CONVERTER USED AS
                            OXIDATlgy"C TALYTIC CONVERTER"

    WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 271 6 and Title 13 California Code of
    Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Seckion 2222(h), authorize the California Air
    Resources Board (ARB) and its    cutive Officer to exofipt new aftermarket
    catalytic converters from Q&;Jyfohibitions of Vehiclg¢ Code Section 27156.

    WHEREAS, Perfection          omotivye Products Corporation{of 12445 Levan Road,
    Livonia, Michigan 482          has}applied to the ARB for, exemption from the
    prohibitions of Vehicle        Cody Section 27156 for their new aftermarket three—
    way plus oxidation (TW             C) catalytic converter/for use as two—way for the
    following application:

                                            MflX;.Englqgkfijffi        Max.V¥eh.Weight

     TWC + 0C (as 0C)        23075,23077    7 .5L zffix§::>          7,000 1bs.
       .                     23p78, 23079
                               088,23089
     WHEREAS, pursuant
                        1\     the authority vestetin
                                                  the Executive Officer by Health
     and Safety CGode S@ction 39515 and in theChf, Mobile Source Division by
     Health and %%%gfg)tode Section 39516 and  Executive Order G—45—5, the Air
     Resources Board&finds that the above aft:{iarketcatalytic converter     _
    complies with California Vehicle Code Seqtion 27156 and Title 13, California
    Code of Re    tions, Section 2222(h

     IT IS HE      ARESOLVED that the a ytic converter is exempt from the
     prohibifions\of Vehicle Code Section—@Z#456 for installation on the approved
     applicafljon   fehicles subject to the foftlowing conditions:

        1.   No      es are permitted to the converter as described in the
             applicatten for exemption. Any changes to the converter or any of
             its componenkts, applicable modél year, or other factors addressed in
             5@15/6rder must be evaludted ahnd approved by the Air Resources Board
             F\cr to marketing in Caiw?or ia.                ,

        2.    arketlng of the converter sing identifications other than those
/            shown in ‘the exemption app]pcat1on or market1ng of the converter
f'           for applications other{t‘a      those listed in the application catalog
[           shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air
E//          esources Board. Exemption of this product shall not be construed as




                               //
             n exemption to sell;—offer for sale, or advertise any components of
       ’léy/the converter as 1g€<§?§nal devices.


           PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS CORPORATION —      EXECUTIVE ORDER D—183—2
           "NEW AFTERMARKET 3—WAY PLUS OXIDATION                   2
           CATALYTIC CONYERTER FOR USE AS 2—WAY              (Page 2 of 2)
           CONYERTER"



              3.   Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
                   contents by Perfection Automotive Products 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 converter and is only a
                   finding that the converter is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle
                   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 perijod 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 recelpt of the
           request, and the order may not be revoked until a determination IS made,
           after the hearing, that grounds for revocat1on exist.

           Executed at E1 Monte, Californita, this Zday of August, 1990.



                                                                     fioL
Letiie.,




                                                                  ion Chief
                                                   Mobile Source Division


y                             State of California
4                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD




    EVALUATION OF PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS CORPORATION NEW AFTERMARKET
         3—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR USE AS A 2—WAY CONVERTER
     FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND
            TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)




                                  August, 1990


 EVALUATION OF PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS CORPORATION NEW AFTERMARKET
   3—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR USE AS A 2—WAY CONVERTER
  FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITICNS 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.)


                                   UMMAR Y



        Perfection Automotive Products Corporation (Perfection)} of 12445

Levan Road, Livonia, Michigan 48150, has applied for exemption to use their

new aftermarket three—way plus oxidation (TWC + OC) catalytic converter for

cxidation (OC) or two—way application, under the California regulations for

new aftermarket catalytic converters.   Perfection plans to use the converter

for oxidation application on vehicles with engines up to 7.5 liters and

maximum weight of 7000 lbs.

        Emissions data submitted show that the catalytic converter meets the

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

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

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


                                    CONTENTS

                                                 Page Number

SUMMARY                                               i
CONTENTS                                             i
I.           TRODUC                                   1
II.        CONCLUSION                                 1
III.       RECOMMENDATION                             1
IV.        DEVICE DESCRIPTION                         2
v.                      TIO                           2
           APPENDIX                                 A—1
           Aging and Test Vehicles‘ Parameters




                                        11


     EVALUATION OF PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS CORPORATION NEW AFTERMARKET
          3—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR USE AS A 2—WAY CONVERTER
      FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND
            TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)


I.         INTRODUCTION

           Perfection Automotive Products Corporation (Perfection) of 12445

Levan Road, Livonia, Michigan 48150 has applied for an exemption to use

their new aftermarket three—way plus oxidation (TWC + OC) catalytic

converter, for oxidation and two—way application, in accordance with the

California regulations on new aftermarket catalytic converters.     The

intended converter application is shown bélow:

Iype__                    PartNo.        Max. Engine Size     Max. Veh. Wt.
TWC + OC {as OC)          23075,23077    7.5L (460 CID)       7000 1bs

                          23078,23079

                          23088 ,23089



II.        CONCLUSION

           The applicant has submitfed 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 Y¥ehicle Code Section

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

stated applications.

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

that Executive Order No. D—183—2 be issued, permitting the advertisement,

sale and installation of the new aftermarket catalytic converter as

oxidation or two—way converter on vehicles with engines up to 7.5 liters and

maximum weight of 7000 1bs.


IV.     DEVIC      CRIPTI

        The Perfection three—way plus oxidation substrates are coated with

platinum, palladium and rhodium with the air injection tube between the

reducing and oxidizing substrates disconnected or plugged.       The substrates

are enclosed in an outer shell or container of stainless steel.       The

substrates are wrapped with an alumina—silica ceramic fiber which has low

thermal conductivity and shock resistance properties.       An aluminum heat

shield is also welded to the upper side of the converter to protect the

vehicle underbody from heat.    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.      DEVICEEVALUATION
        Perfection submitted test data on the catalytic converter.          The

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

(ATDS), Huntington Beach, California.        The mileage accumulation and test

vehicle parameters for the converter applications are shown in the appendix.

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 exhaust

backpressure simulator.     The tests were conducted following the accumulation

of 25,000 miles on each of the two test converters.

        The vehicles used in the accumulation of 25,000 miles had an engine

displacement of 7.5 liters and vehicle weight of 7000 lbs.        Exemption for

the converter is limited to vehicles up to 7.5 liters and 7000 1lbs. in order

to conform to the "worst case" requirement of the California regulations.

The test results and conversion efficiencies for the oxidation application

are shown below:




                                       _2.


sabtic.




          HC (g/mi)      3.128         0.596         0.534                   81.9%
          cCO (g/mi)     55.096        7.496         7 .799                  86.1%


          The above 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 Perfection and on test

          data from Automotive Testing and Development Services, Inc.


                                           APPENDI



                A                    B                              C                     D

     Converter Type       ing    V       Parameters|       Test V¥eh. Parameters|       Part No.

1.   TWC + OC         la. 7.5L       7000 lbs.         | 7.5L      7000 lbs.        123075,23077,

     (as OC)          |                                |                            123078,23079,

                      |                                |                            123088 , 23089

                      lb. 7.5L       1000 lbs.         |                            1



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