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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 8, 1992.
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-193-7
  • Executive Order 193-7 / D193-7
  • ARB # D-193-7
  • Executive Order No: D-193-7
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-193-7
  • Resolution D-193-7
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-193-7 PDF

D-193-7 Document:



                                                                (Page 1 of 2)

                               State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—193—7
                   Relating to EZxemptions Under Section 27156
                              cfi the Vehicle Code


                          CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM, INC.
                        "CATALYTIC CONVERTER SERIES 200HD"

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,   Car Sound Exhaust System,   Inc.   of 22961 Arroyo Vista,   Rancho Santa
Margarita, California 92688, has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for their new catalytic converter
for the following application:

Type            Series No.        Max. Engine Size           Max. Veh. Wt.

TWC + oC        200HD              5.0L (305 CID)            4,000 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 Order G—45—5, the Air
Resources Board finds that the above aftermarket catalytic converter system
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 usiné the AMA durability driving schedule (Reference Appendix
IV, Title 40, Part 86, Code cfi Federal Regulations (June 28, 1977)).

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converter system is exempt
from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the
approved application vehicle subject to the following conditions:

   1.   No changes are permitted to the converter system as described in the
        application for exemption.  Any changes to the converter system or
        any of its components, applicable model year, or other factors
        addressed in this order must be evaluated and approved bythe Air
        Resources Board prior to marketing in California.

   2.   Marketing of the converter system using identifications other than
        those shown in the exemption application or marketing of the
        converter system for application other than one listed in the
        application catalog skall 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 componerts of the converter system as individual
        devices.


CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM, INC.                        EXECUTIVE ORDER D—193~7
"CATALYTIC CONVERTER SERIES 200HD"                    (Page 2 of 2)




   3.   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 emissions reduction claims for
        the catalytic converter systems and is only a finding that the
        converter system is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code
        Section 27156.

   4.   Upon installation, the catalytic converter must carry a
        manufacturer‘s warranty for 25,000 miles on the substrates and 50,000
        miles of five years on the shell.

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 revoca&ion exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this            ay of January,   1992.




                     i               Assigtant Division Chief
                                     Mobile Source Division


                                State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD




     EVALUATION OF CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM, INC. NEW AFTERMARKET 200HD SERIES
           3—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)




                                  January, 1992
—=


 EVALUATION OF CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM, INC. NEW AFTERMARKET 200HD SERIES
      3—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

                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD
                            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.)


                                CONTENTS

                                           Page Number


SUMMARY
                                                i


CONTENTS
                                               ii


I.         INTRODUCTION

II.        CONCLUSION

III.       RECOMMENDATION

IV.        pEVICE DESCRIPTION

           DEVICE EVALUATION




                                    i1


 EVALUATION OF CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM, INC. NEW AFTERMARKET 200HD SERIES
    3—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)



T.      INTRODUCTION

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

Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688, has applied for an exemption

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

converter series 200HD in accordance with the California reqgulations on new

aftermarket catalytic converters.     The intended application for the new

aftermarket catalytic converter is shown below:

Type                    Series No.    Max. Engine Size        Max. Veh. Wt.

TWC + OC                200HD          5.0L   (305 CID)         4000 lbs.

The 200HD was recanned from two separately aged converters using two

reducing substrates and one oxidizing substrate in order to meet the

California minimum conversion efficiency of 50 percent for NOx.

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 converter meets the criteria set forth in Vehicle Code Section

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

stated application.

TII.    RECOMMENDATION

        The staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and

that Executive Order No. D—193—7 be issued, permitting the advertisement,

sale and installation of the new aftermarket catalytic converter.


Iv.        DEVICE DESCRIPTION

           The substrates of Car Sound‘s three—way plus oxidation substrates

are coated with palladium and rhodium with air injection incorporated

between the reducing and oxidizing substrates of the three—way plus

oxidation converter.       The 200HD series converter was assembled with two

reducing and one oxidizing substrates enclosed in an outer stainless steel

shell.     A heat shield of aluminum is welded to the converter shell to

protect the vehicle underbody from heat.         The catalytic converter is sold as

a unit with installation instructions and kits as shown in the application

catalog.     It is also sold with a warrafity for 25,000 miles on the substrates

and five years or 50,000 miles on the container or shell.

v.         DEVICE _EVALUATION

           Car Sound has submitted test data on the 200HD catalytic converter

system.     The tests were conducted by Automotive Testing and Development

Services,    Inc.   (ATDS), Huntington Beach,   California.   The two reducing

substrates and one oxidizing substrate used to build the 200HD series

converter were previously aged on a 1984 and a 1985 carbureted Chevrolet

Caprice 5.0L closed—loop vehicles.       CVS—75 emission tests were conducted on

a 1986 carbureted Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L,       alternatively with the converter

and exhaust backpressure simulator installed in order to determine the

conversion efficiencies for HC, CO, and NOx.         The vehicle test weight for 3—

way plus oxidation application for the 200HD converter was 4,000 lbs.            The

exemption for the 200HD application is limited to vehicles powered by engine

size up to 5.0L and 4000 lbs.     vehicle weight,    in order to conform to the

"worst case" requirement of the California regulations.         The test results

and conversion efficiencies for the converter are shown below:


                       TWC + OC 200HD Series Catalytic Converter

            Simulator       Test 1   Test 2   Average Conv. Eff.

HC (g/mi)      3.115        o.s40    o.8i6s         73.4%
co (g/mi)   24.652          6.046    5.844          75.9%
Nox(g/mi)      2.380        1.087    i.148          53.0%
All of the 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 Car Sound, and test data

from Automotive Testing and Development Services, Inc.



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:45:49

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