Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 17, 1998.
As of Monday, June 24th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
54000 series>>>> See Rems>>>> See RemsNon-OBD2 , see list of exempted catalytic converters

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-193-19
  • Executive Order 193-19 / D193-19
  • ARB # D-193-19
  • Executive Order No: D-193-19
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-193-19
  • Resolution D-193-19
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-193-19 PDF

D-193-19 Document:



                                                                                     (Page 1 of 2)

                                              State of California
                                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—193—19
                               Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                           of the Vehicle Code
                         —o_          CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM, INC.
                               "THREE—WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER SERIES 54000"

    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 converter from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

    WHEREAS,      Car Sound Exhaust System,        Inc.   (Car Sound)   of 22961 Arroyo Vista,
    Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688, has applied to the ARB for exemption
    from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 to market their
    aftermarket series 54000 three—way catalytic converter (TWC) for the following
    application, except vehicles equipped with an on—board diagnostic II system:

    Type          Use            Series No.     Max. Eng.   Size    Max. Test Veh. Wt.
    TWC            TWC           54000          5.0L   (302 CID)    4,500 lbs.
    TWC           0C             54000          §.0L (302 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 Operations
    Division by Health and Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order 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 bench—aging of the catalyst using AlliedSignal
    Environmental Catalyst (ASEC) bench—aging cycle ARL—102, accepted by the ARB,
    for this application, to be equivalent to 25,000 miles durability mileage
    accumulation using AMA driving cycle (Reference Appendix IV, Title 40, part
    86, Code of Federal Regulations (June 28, 1977)).

    Whereas, emissions tests conducted at California Environmental Engineering
    (CEE},    Santa Ana,       showed the following conversion efficiencies which meet the
    minimum requirements for new aftermarket catalytic converters:

                                                 Catalyst Application Type
    Pollution Component                                   TWC
    HC:   Min. Requirement                                70%
         Car Sound‘s series 54000                         80.6
    CO: Min. Requirement                                  70
         Car Sound‘s series 54000                         73.9
    Nox: Min. Requirement                                 60
         Car Sound‘s series 54000                         65.4

    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 catalytic converter as described
                       in the application for exemption. Any changes to the catalytic
                       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.       ©


CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM,   INC.          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—193—19
"TWC SERIES 54000"                        (Page 2 of 2)



            Marketing of the catalytic converter using identifications other
            than those shown in the exemption application, and in this
            Executive Order, or marketing of the catalytic converter for
            application other than the ones shown in this Executive Order
            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 catalytic converter as individual devices.

            Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
            content by Car Sound Exhaust System, 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 endorsement or approval of any emission
            reduction claims for the catalytic converter and is only a finding
            that the catalytic converter is exempt from the prohibitions of
            Vehicle Code Section 27156.

            Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc. installation instructions for the
            new catalytic converter must conform to requirements in Paragraphs
            I and IX of California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket
            Non—Original Equipment Catalytic Converters.

            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 and end pipes.

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    /7’/aay of August 1998.




                                      R.B. Summerfield, Chief
                                      MobZlle Source Operations Division


                                 State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD




     EVALUATION OF CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM, INC.‘S SERIES 54000 NEW AFTERMARKET
         THREE—WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN
              VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156, AND TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF
                             REGULATIONS SECTION 2222(h)




                                     August 1998




                                         by

                          Mobile Source Operations Division
                              Aftermarket Parts Section
                                 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



           Car Sound Exhaust System,   Inc.     (Car Sound) of 22961 Arroyo Vista, Rancho

Santa Margarita, California 92688, has applied for an exemption of their new series

54000 aftermarket three—way catalytic converter (TWC) from the prohibitions in Vehicle

Code Sections 27156, in accordance with California regulations on new aftermarket

catalytic converters.   The two test catalysts were aged using AlliedSignal

Environmental Catalyst (ASEC‘s) bench—aging cycle, ARL—1O02.       Each converter can

contains two substrates of ceramic monolith type.       The front and rear substrates are

coated with palladium and rhodium in 5:1 ratio.       The new catalytic converter may be

installed on TWC and OC vehicles powered by an engine of 5.0L or less, and having an

equivalent test weight of 4,500 1bs. or less, except for those vehicles equipped with

an On—Board Diagnostic II   (OBD—II)} system.

           Emissions data submitted by the applicant 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 application.        Based on the above, the

staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and that Executive Order

D—193—19 be issued.


                            contents
                                       Page Number

       SUMMARY                              i

       CoNTENTS                            i1

       INTRODUCTION
II.    CoNcLusION
III.   RECOMMENDATION
IVv.   DEVICE DESCRIPTION
v.     DEVICE EVALUATION


       EVALUATION OF CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM,         INC.‘S SERIES    54000 NEW AFTERMARKET
          THREE—WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN
             . VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156, AND TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF
                                   REGULATIONS SECTION 2222(h)


I.            INTRODUCTION

              Céi Sound Exhaust System,      Inc.   (Car Sound)   of 22961 Arroyo Vista,   Rancho

Santa Margarita, California 92688, has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions

in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for their new series 54000 aftermarket three—way

catalytic converter (TWC) in accordance with California regulations on new aftermarket

catalytic converters.        The ceramic monolith substrates of the new catalyst were

manufactured by AlliedSignal Environmental Catalyst (ASEC).              The new aftermarket

catalyst is intended for the following vehicle application:


Converter Type     Converter Use    PN/Series           Max. Eng.    Max. Veh.
                                                        Size         Test Wt.
TWC                TWC              54000               5.00         4,500 lbs.
TWC                oC                54000              5. 0L        4,500 lbs.


Car Sound intends to market the new TWC as a replacement for catalytic converters on

applicable vehicles whose manufacturers‘ warranty has expired and the need for

replacement of the original equipment manufacturer (OBM)             catalytic converter has been

established and documented.        Excluded from the application are those vehicles equipped

with an On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD—II) system.

II.           CONCLUSION

              The applicant has submitted all the required information, and based on the

applicant‘s submitted exhaust emissions test data, the staff concludes that the new

aftermarket catalyst meets the criteria set forth in Vehicle Code Section 27156,                 and

Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h)             for the stated application.

III.          RECOMMENDATION

              Staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and that

Executive Order No. D—193—19 be issued,         permitting the advertisement,     sale,    and

installation of the new aftermarket catalyst on applicable vehicles.

IV.       —   PEVICE DESCRIPTION

              C;r Sound‘s new aftermarket TWC is designed to use oval ceramic monolith

substrates.      The front and rear substrates are coated with palladium and rhodium in

5:1 ratio.     Each substrate measures 3.66 inches along the major axis, 3.66 inches

along the minor axis,      and 1.93 inches in length,      and has a volume of 20.3

cubiec inches.     The washcoat‘used for the catalyst is alumina coating with ceria.              The

substrates are contained in outer 409 stainless steel shell with Fiberfrax XPE paper


or intumescent mat, to pre?ent vibration and exhaust by—pass.              The shell is sealed by

seam weld, and bushings are attached by arc welding.             Aluminized soft steel heat

shield is spot—welded to the upper and bottom sides of the converter to protect

vehicle ‘underbody from excessive heat, and prevent materials on the ground from direct

contact with the catalyst shell.             The catalyst may be sold as a unit with installation

instructions or may be used in customized direct fit exhaust application.              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, and the end pipes.

v.                DEVICE EVALUATION

     .            Car Sound submitted data from testing conducted by California Environmental

Engineering (CEE)} laboratory, Santa Ana, California.            The test catalysts were aged by

AlliedSignal Environmental Catalyst using their ARL—~102 ("RAT B") bench—aging cycle.

The test catalysts were shipped directly to CEE where the emissions tests were

conducted for three—way (TWC) application using a 1992 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L at the

equivalent test weight (ETW) of 4,500 lbs.             Car Sound did not conduct testing on

oxidation vehicle; however, the installation of the new catalyst on oxidation is

permissible under Paragraph I of California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket

Non—Original Equipment Catalytic Converters, for the same application limits as the

TWC.      The test vehicle was ballasted in order to achieve the required ETW of 4,500

pounds.           The test catalysts were labeled as 54AA8 and S54AA9.     Testing consisted of

two cold—start CVS—75 with a simulator ("dummy" catalyst), followed by two cold—start

CVs—75 for each of the test catalysts.             The test results for the catalyst are shown

below:

                                      CEE, Santa Ana, California

                                                    TWC

                    Simulator    Cat 54AA8        Cat 54AAY      Conv. Bff.
                    Average      Average          Average        Average
HC       (g/mi)        2.715      0.542             0.510         80.6%
co       (g/mi)       11.581      3.095             2.953         73.9%
NOx (g/mi)             3.021      1.078             1.010         65.4%
The above test results show that series 54000 meet the minimum requirefients of the

California requlations on new aftermarket catalytic converters.



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:45:06

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