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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 25, 1995.
As of Wednesday, January 16th, 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-183-9
  • Executive Order 183-9 / D183-9
  • ARB # D-183-9
  • Executive Order No: D-183-9
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-183-9
  • Resolution D-183-9
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Download: Executive Order D-183-9 PDF

D-183-9 Document:



                                                                      (Page 1 of 2)

                                   State of California
                                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—183—9
                      Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                 of the Vehicle Code


                      PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS CORP.
                 "THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTER"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391,             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, Perfection Automotive Products Corp. of 31623 Industrial Drive,
Livonia, Michigan 48§150, has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for their new
aftermarket three—way plus oxidation catalytic converter (TWC + OC)               for the
following applications:

Converter Use            Series No     Max. Eng. Size       Max. Test Wt.
TWC + OC,   TWC, OC      95000         5.91 (360 CID)       4,500 lbs.

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 Ordér G—45—9, the ARB
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 using
the AMA durability driving schedule (Reference Appendix IV, Title 40, part
86, Code of Federal Regulations (June 28, 1977)}.

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, and other factors addressed in this order must be
        evaluated and approved by the ARB 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 the ones listed in the application catalog
        shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the ARB.
        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.


Perfection Automotive Products Corp.                    EXECUTIVE ORDER D—183—9
"THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC                     (Page 2 of 2)
CONVERTER®



       Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content
       by Perfection Automotive Products Corp., 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.

       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.

Viclation 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   fiéfij   A   of April 1995




                                                  Summerfikld
                                             Assistant Division Chief
                                             Mobile Source Division


                           State of California
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                           AIR RESOURCES   BOARD




    EVALUATION OF PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS CORP. NEW AFTERMARKET
     THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR EXEMPTION FROM
       THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156, AND TITLE 13,
              CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)




                               April 1995


           EVALUATION OF PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS CORP. NEW AFTERMARKET
\,.         THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR EXEMPTION FROM
              THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156, AND TITLE 13,
                    CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)




                                           by
                                 Mobile Source Division

                                  9528 Telstar Avenue
                                El Monte, CA 91731—2990



      (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




        Perfection Automotive Products Corp.   (Perfection}) of 31623

Industrial Drive, Livonia, Michigan 48150, has applied for an exemption of

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

OC)) from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 in

accordance with California regulations on new aftermarket catalytic

converters.   The new converter will be used on light—duty and medium—duty

vehicles powered by a 5.9L or smaller engine, and maximum equivalent test

weight (ETW) of 4,500 lbs. for TWC + OC, TWC, and OC applications.

        Emissions data submitted by the applicant show that the catalytic

converter meets the requirements of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13,

Californmnia Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h) for the stated applications.

Based on the above, the staff recommends that the exemption be granted as

requested and that Executive Order D—183—9 be issued.


                                CoONTENTS

                                            Page Number


SUMMARY                                          i

CONTENTS                                        i1

1.         INTRODUCTION
II.        CoNCLUSION


III.       RECOMMENDATION


IV.        DEVICE DESCRIPTION


v.         DEVICE EVALUATION




                                   i1


       EVALUATION OF PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS CORP. NEW AFTERMARKET
        THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR EXEMPTION FROM
          THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156, AND TITLE 13,
                 CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)




1.       INTRODUCTION

         Perfection Automotive Products Corp.         (Perfection)} of 31623

Industrial Drive,     Livonia,   Michigan 48150,   has applied for an exemption from

the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for their new

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

accordance with California regulations on new aftermarket catalytic

converters.     The new aftermarket TWC + OC is intended for use as OC, TWC,

and TWC + OC, on light—duty and medium—duty vehicles as shown below:



Application Type             Series Number         Size        Wt.
TWC + OC, TWC, OC                95000             5. 9L       4,500 lbs.


II.      CONCLUSION

         The applicant has submitted all the required information, and based

on the submitted exhaust emissions test data, and the Air Resources Board‘s

{ARB‘s) confirmatory tests results, 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.

III.     RECOMMENDATION

         Staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and that

Executive Order No. D—183—9 be issued, permitting the advertisement, sale

and installation of the new aftermarket catalytic converter.

IV.      DEVICE DESCRIPTION

         Perfection‘s new aftermarket TWC + OC contains two substrates which

are coated with palladium only.          Air tube is provided between the substrates

for the TWC + OC application.       The two test catalysts are of oval and round

design respectively.     This will allow Perfection to market the converter in


either of the two shapes.      The oval substrate has a total volume of 51.04

cubic inches, and the round substrate has a total volume of 51.70 cubic

inches.     The substrates are enclosed in a stainless steel shell.     When

canned with 2 1/4 inch inside diameter neck, the volumes of the oval and

round converters are 143 cubic inches and 109 cubic inches respectively.

The substrates are wrapped with compressed intumescent mat to prevent

vibration and exhaust gases from by—passing the catalyst.        A heat shield of

aluminized steel is welded to the converter shell to protect the vehicle

underbody from heat.     The catalytic converter is sold as a unit or with

additional parts as a kit for direct fit application, and with installation

instructions as shown in Perfection‘s 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.         DEVICE EVALUATION

           Perfection submitted data from testing conducted by Automotive

Testing and Development Services, Inc.     (ATDS), an independent laboratory in

Ontario, California.    The two test converters were aged respectively using a

1975 5.9L Dodge Coronet, and a 1979 5.9L Chrysler Newport.        The test weight

used for the catalyst aging was 4,500 lbs.        Emissions tests were conducted

on the following vehicles:


Application     Emission Test Vehicle     Engine Size      ETW
TWC + 0C        1990 Dodge D—150 Truck    5.91             4,500 lbs.
TWC             1994 Dodge 4x4 Truck      5. 9L           4,500 lbs.
oC              1976 Chrysler Cordoba     5.91            4,500 lbs.


Upon conclusion of testing at ATDS, the ARB conducted confirmatory tests

with the two aged catalysts at Haagen—Smit Laboratory, El Monte, California,

for the TWC + OC and TWC applications.     The test results and conversion

efficiencies for the converter are shown below:


                             ATDS, Ontario, California

                                       TWC + 0C
              Simulator       Oval Cat.           ound Cat.   Avg Eff.
HC (g/mi})     9.099          0.854              0.842        90.6%
cCO (g/mi)    81.018          7.753              9.624        89.2%
Nox(g/mi)      2.908          1.430              1.379        51.7%

                                          THC
              Simulator       Oval Cat.     Round Cat.        Avg Eff.
HC   (g/mi)    7.219           0.900              0 .840      87.9
co (g/mi)     56.270          16.199             11.885       75.0%
Nox(g/mi})     4.411           1.041              0.912       77.8%

                                           oC
HC (g/mi})     7.086           1.171              1.174       83.4%
co (g/mi)      26.127          6.809              6.322       74.8%

                          Haagen—Smit Laboratory, El Monte

                                       TWC + 0C
              Simulator       Oval Cat.          Round Cat.   Avg.Eff.
HC (g/mi)      7.355           0.896              0.704       89.1%
co (g/mi)     81.728          11.429             13. 088      85.0%
Nox(g/mi)      2.396           1.160              1.090       53.0%

                                          TnNC
HC (g/mi)      4. 685          0.571              0.543       88.1%
co (g/mi)     47.992          12.012             11.442       75.6%
Nox(g/mi)      4.136           1.180              0.936       74. 4%


All of the above conversion efficiencies meet California requirements for

new aftermarket catalytic converters.        The exemption of the new Perfection

catalytic converter is based on the test results from ATDS and the ARB‘s

confirmatory tests.



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