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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 7, 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-188
  • Executive Order 188 / D188
  • ARB # D-188
  • Executive Order No: D-188
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-188
  • Resolution D-188
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Download: Executive Order D-188 PDF

D-188 Document:



                                                                  (Page 1 of 2)
                                   State of Catifornia
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—188
                        Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code


                                TRI—D AUTOMOTIVE INC.
                    "NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONVERTER TD—6000"


WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sect1on 27156 and Title 13 California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(h), authorize the California Air
Resources Board (ARB) agd        its Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket
catalytic converters f[9          he proh1b1t1ons of Yehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, TRI—D Aut3m§§nve         éc. has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the TD 6000 cata]yt1c
converter for the following applications:
                    6




      TD—6000 3—way                  3.8L (232 CID)                  3750 lbs
      TD—6000 3—w.
               &          OC            L (350 CID)          —       4000 LBS

WHEREAS, pur§5:§; to theauthor1ty vested in the Executive Officer by Health
and Safety Code       Sectiqgn 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Division by
Health and Séfety CodeM/%ct1on 39516 and Executive Order G—45—5, the Air
Resourceséggard finds tHat the above aftermarket catalytic converter
complies           the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13,
Ca11forV;3>tode of Regfi]atwons, Section 2222(h).

IT IS HEREBY RESOL#ED that the above catalytic converter is exempt from the
prohibikions of Veh1 ]% Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved
application Veh]ctfi;«SUbJeCt to the following conditions:

      y\ No change akfi permitted to the converter as described in the
      i  app]TtatiéR\for exemption. Any changes to the converter, applicable
      j   model year, or other factors addressed in this order must be
          evaluated       and approved by the Air Resources Board prior to marketing
  \)      dn Califor??a.
                    &
 \fié.     Markg}afigxpf the converter using an identification other than those
  |       shown\      the exemption application or market]ng of the converter for
          an aprWc       ion other than those listed in the application catalog
          shall be iprohibited 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 component of
          the converter as an individual device.


TRI—D AUTOMOTIVE INC.        <o                  — EXECUTIVE ORDER D—188
"NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC                         (Page 2 of 2)
 CONVERTER TD—6000



   3.   Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content
        by TRI—D Automotive Inc., 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 éendorsement or approval of any emissions reduction claims for
        the catalytic converters and is only a finding that the converters
        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 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
réquest, 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, thisv_ ;7/tday of March, 1989.




                    ~                   K. D. Drachand, Chief
                                        Mobile Source Division


                   State of California
                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD




       EVALUATION OF TRI—D NEW AFTERMARKET TD—6000
            CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR EXEMPTION
 FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND
TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)




                      March, 1989


                EVALUATION OF TRI—D NEW AFTERMARKET TD—6000
                     CATALYTIC CONVERTER 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



        TRI—D Automotive Inc. of Port Clinton, Ohio, has applied for

exemption on their new aftermarket TD—6000 catalytic converter under the

California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—Original Equipment

Catalytic Converters.   The TD—6000 converter is to be used as three—way

converter on 3.8 liter vehicles up to 3750 lbs, and as three—way plus

oxidation on 5.7 liter vehicles up to 4000 lbs.   The California regulations

require conversion efficiencies of 70% for HC and CO, 60% for NOx on three—

way converters and 50% for three—way plus oxidation new aftermarket

catalytic converters.

        Emissions data submitted show that the TRI—D TD—6000 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.


                                      CONTENTS

:.                                               Page Number

     SUMMARY                                          i
     CONTENTS                                        i
     1.         INTRODUCTION                          1
     II.        CONCLUSION                            1
     III.       RECOMMENDATIONS                       1
     IV.        DEVICE DESCRIPTION                    1
     V.           VICE   EVALUATION                   2




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                   EVALUATION OF TRI—D NEW AFTERMARKET TD—6000
                         CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR EXEMPTION
             FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND
            TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)


I.      INTRODUCTION

        TRI—D Automotive Inc. of Port Clinton, Ohio, has applied for an

exemption for their new aftermarket TD—6000 catalytic converter in

accordance with the new California regulations on new aftermarket catalytic

converters.     The TD—6000 is designed for dual applications; as three—way

converter on 3.8 liter vehicles with weight not exceeding 3750 lbs, and as

three—way plus oxidation on 5.7 liter vehicles with weight not exceeding

4000 lbs.     The secondary air injection tube is permanently welded closed

when the TD—6000 is used for three—way application.

II.     CONCL       N

        The applicant has submitted all the required information and based

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

TD—6000 catalytic converter meets 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~188 permitting the advertisement, sale and

installation of the new aftermarket catalytic converter be issued.

IV.         VICE DESCRIPTION
        The TRI—D catalytic converter consists of honeycomb type substrates

coated with palladium and rhodium enclosed in an outer shell or container of

stainless steel.        The TRI—D Automotive Inc. catalytic converter uses

materials and construction similar to the original equipment manufacturers.


The catalytic converter is sold with installation instructions and kits as

shown in the application catalog.           It is 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.

¥.      DEVICE EVALUATION
        TRI—D Automotive Inc. provided test data on the catalytic converter.

The tests on the TD—6000 converter were conducted by DMACS Engineering

Laboratories, Inc., Telford, Pennsylvania.             For the three—way application,

two catalytic converters were respectively aged on two 1987 Chevrolet Camaro

IROC—Z, both having engine displacement of 5.7 liters.               The FTP tests of the

converters were conducted on a 1988 Oldsmobile Delta 88 with 3.8 liter

engine and 3750 test weight.      The test results are shown below:



        Converter     Test Typ.      HC        cCO     NOx



        Simulator     FTP            1.435     8.822   2.459

        TDMOL         FTP            0.189     1.293   0.755

        TDMO2         FTP            0.196     1.162   0.733



                                          Efficiency



                             HC              co              NOx

        TDMO1                86.83           85. 34          69.30

        TDMO2                86.34           86.83           70.19

       AVERAGE :             86.59           86.09           69.75


The three—way plus oxidation catalytic converter was aged and tested on

a 1987 Chevrolet IROC—Z, with 5.7 liter engine and a test weight of 4000

lbs.   The results are shown below:



         Converter   Test Typ.                              NOx



        Simulator    FTP           2.383         27 .234    2.520

         TDMOL       FTP           0 .648        4.180      0 .840

         TDMO2       FTP           0 .628        2.381      1.024



                                    Efficiency



                           HC               co             NOx

        TDMO1              72.80            84.65          66.66

        TDMO2              73.65            91.25          59.37

        AVERAGE :          73.23            87.95          63.02



All of the above conversion efficiencies meet the requirements of the

California regulations which are 70% for HC and CO on all converter types,

60% for NOx on three—way and 50% for NOx on three—way plus oxidation

converter.

        The staff based the evaluation of the new aftermarket TD—6000

converter on the data from DMACS Engineering Laboratories Inc. tests.



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:42:27

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