Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 22, 1992.
As of Monday, December 17th, 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-280
  • Executive Order 280 / D280
  • ARB # D-280
  • Executive Order No: D-280
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280
  • Resolution D-280
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-280 PDF

D-280 Document:



                                                                         (Page 1 of 2)

                                                State of California
                                                AIR RESOURCES   BOARD


                                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280
                                 Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                                of the ‘Vehicle Code


                                                   AIRTEK,‘ INC.
                               "3—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTER SERIES
                                    2000, 3000, 4000, 5700, 7000, 8000 & 9000"

    WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 27156 andTitle 13 California Code of
    Requlations (hereafter "CCR") Seéiion 2222(h), authorize the California Air
    Resources Board (ARB) and its Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket
    catalytic converters from;the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156
    and 38391.              ;    en}?

    WHEREAS, AirTek, Inc. ofw2624 West Lincoln Highway, Merrillville, Indiana
    46410, has applied to the ARB, Vdr exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle
    Code Sections 27156 and 38391~{or their new Aftermarket three—way plus
    oxidation catalytic converters (TWC + OC) for the following applications:

    No.          Type                Use   }   Series   Max. Eng. Size        Max. Veh. Wt.
    1.         TwCc + oc        oc         i   2000     5.0L (305 CID)            4500 lbs.
    2.         Twc    +   oc    TWC.       \ £3000      5.0L    (305   CID)       4500   lbs.
    3.         TWe    +   oc    TwC + oC~" 4000         5.0L    (30§   CID)       4500   lbs.
    4.         TwCc   +   oc     TWC          5700      5.0L    (305   CID)       4500   lbs.
    5.         Twc    +   oc    oc     .      7000      7.5L    (460   CID)       7000   lbs.
    6.         Twc    +   oc     TWC     ‘   8000       5.7L    (350   CID)       6000   lbs.
    7.         TWC    +   oc    TwC + og     9000       5.9L    (360   CID)       6000   lbs.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Health
and Safety Code Sect;on 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Division by
Health and SafetyQsde Section 39516 and Executive Order G—45—5, the ARB
finds that the above aftermarket catalytic converters comply with the
California Vehzclg,zode Sections 27156 and 38391, and Title 13, California
Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h).  Emission performance of the catalytic
converters werebased on durability mileage accumulation of 25,000 miles
using the AMA durablllty driving schedule (Reference Appendix IV, Title 40,
Part 86,          Code ofLFedeggl Regulations            (June 28,      1977)).

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVEDthat the above catalytic converters are exempt from
the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for installation
on applicablevehicles subject to the following conditions:

          1.    No chan@es are permitted to the catalytic converters as described in
                the application for exemption.  Any changes to the catalytic
                converters or any of their components, applicable model year, or
                other factors addressed in this order must be evaluated and approved
                by the ARB prior to marketing in California.

               " Markéting of the converters using identifications other than those
                 shown ‘in the exemption application or marketing of the catalytic
                 conver%ers for vehicle application other than the one listed in this
                 orderéhall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the
*                ARB.. Exemption of these products shall not be construed as an
                 exemp ‘lon to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any components of the
                  atqk&tlc converters as individual devices.


AIRTEK, INC.                                      EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280
"TWC + OC SERIES 2000,3000,4000,5700,             (Page 2 of 2)
7000, 8000 & 9000"


   3.   Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content
        by AirTfek, 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 converters and is only a finding that the catalytic
        converters are exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Sections
        27156 and 38391.

   4.   Upon installation, the catalytic converters must carry a
        manufacturer‘s warranty for 25,000 miles on the substrates and 50,000
        miles or 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 revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this cfifl    day of September,    1992.




                                   Mobile Source Division


                      State of California
                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF AIRTEK, INC. NEW AFTERMARKET 3—WAY PLUS OXIDATION
  CATALYTIC CONVERTERS FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN
      WEHICLE CODE SECTIONS 27156 AND 38391, AND TITLE 13,
        CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)




                       September, 1992


      EVALUATION OF AIRTEK, INC. NEW AFTERMARKET 3—WAY PLUS OXIDATION
        CATALYTIC CONVERTERS FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN
            VEHICLE CODE SECTIONS 27156 AND 38391, 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.)


                                    SUMMARY




        AirTek, Inc.   (AirTek) of 2624 West Lincoln Highway, Merrillville,

Indiana 46410, has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle

Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for their new aftermarket three—way plus

oxidation catalytic converters (TWC + OC), under the California regulations

for new aftermarket catalytic converters.

        Emissions data submitted show that the catalytic converters meet the

requirements of Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391,   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 and that Executive Order D—280 be issued.


                                    CONTENTS

                                                   Page Number

SUMMARY                                                 i

CONTENTS                                               i1

I.         INTRODUCTION

II.        CONCLUSION

III.       RECOMMENDATION

IV.        DEVICE DESCRIPTION

           DEVICE_EVALUATION

          APPENDIX

          Mileage Accumulation and Test Vehicles




                                      ii


       EVALUATION OF AIRTEK, INC. NEW AFTERMARKET 3—WAY PLUS OXIDATION
         CATALYTIC CONVERTERS FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN
             VEHICLE CODE SECTIONS 27156 AND 38391, AND TITLE 13,
               CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)



 I.         INTRODUCTION

            AirTek, Inc.     (AirTek) of 2624 West Lincoln Highway, Merrillvilie,

 Indiana     46410, has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in

— Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for their new aftermarket three—way

 plus oxidation catalytic converters (TWC + OC), in accordance with

 California regulations in new aftermarket catalytic converters.                    The

 converters‘ vehicle applications are shown below:

No.        Type               Use     °_   Series   Max. Eng. Size     Max. Test Wt.
1.         TWC + 0C     oC                  7000    7.5L (460 CID)       7000 lbs.
 2.        TWC + 0C     TWC                8000     5.7L   (350 CID)     6000 lbs.
 3.        TwWC + oc    TWC + oC           9000     5.9L (360 CID)       6000 1bs.
 4.        TWC + 0C     oc                 2000     5.0L (305 CID)       4500 lbs.
 5.        TWC + 0C     TWC                3000     5.0L (305 CID)       4500 1bs.
 6.     TWC + 0C        TWC + OC           4000     5.0L   (305 CID)     4500 lbs.
 7.     TWC + OC        TWC                5700     5.0L   (305 CID)     4500 lbs.



 Converter series 5700 was aged by Camet Company (Camet) and exempted by the

Air Resources Board (ARB)           for TWC + OC use as series 5800.        Camet

transferred the aged converters to AirTek who then conducted carry—over

emissions testing with it for use as a TWC.                AirfTek also markets the 5800

 series converter.

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 converters meet 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

           The staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and

that Executive Order No. D—280 be issued, permitting the advertisement, sale

and installation of the new aftermarket catalytic converters.


Iv.     DESCRIPTION

        The AirTek three—way plus oxidation catalysts use ceramic monolithic

substrates which are coated with palladium, iridium, and rhodium.       The

substrates are enclosed in an outer stainless steel shell.     Heat shields are

welded on top and bottom of the converter shell.    Air injection is

incorporated between the reducing and oxidizing substrates.     For

applications that require no air injection, the air injection tube is

plugged in the factory.     The catalytic converters are sold with installation

instructions and kits as shown in the application catalog.     They are 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

        AirTek has submitted the test data on the catalytic converters. The

emission tests were conducted by Automotive Testing and Development

Services, Inc.   (ATDS), Huntington Beach, California.   Testing consist of two

cold—start CVS—75 on the test vehicle with the converter installed and two

cold—start CVS—75 with exhaust backpressure simulator.    Conversion

efficiencies obtained from the various tests are shown below.       The miieage

accumulation vehicles are shown in the appendix.    Also on file are

temperature measurements conducted by AirTek, at the request of the ARB, to

demonstrate that carry—over test vehicles produced the same or less severe

effects on the catalyst as the aging vehicles.

                                            Conversion Efficiency
No.      Type             Use    Series     HC      co      Nox
1.    TWC + 0C       oc          7000      86.4    84.1     —
2.    TWC + 0C       TWC         8000      85.1    79.2    72.5
3.    TWC + OC       TWC + OC    9000      83.2    83.2    54.3
4.    TWC + OC       oC          2000      83.2    78.2     —
5.    TWC + OC       TWC         3000      86.7    81.1    70.0
6.    TWC + OC       TWC + OC    4000      86.7    85.6    62.9
7.    TWC + 0C       TWC         5700      84.9    76.7    66.7


        All of the conversion efficiencies meet the requirements of the

California regulations.   The staff based the evaluation of the new

aftermarket catalytic converters on the information submitted by AirTek and

on test data from ATDS.


                                          APPENDIX




     AirTek,   Inc., Catalytic Converters — Mileage Accumulation/Test Vehicles

No.        Type           Use    Series    Eng. Size   Veh. Test wt.   Test Veh.

1.      TWC + 0C     Oc          7000         8.2L       7000 lbs.      7.51L

2.      TWC + 0C      TWC        8000         8.2L       6000 lbs.      5.71

3.      TWC + 0C      TWC + oC   9000         8. 2L      6000 lbs.      5. 9L

4.      TWC + OC     oC          2000         5. OL      4500 lbs.      5. 0L

5.      TWC + 0C      TWC        3000         5.0L       4500 lbs.      5.01

6.      TWC + 0C     TWC + 0C    4000         5.0L       4500 lbs.      5.0L

7.      TWC + 0C     TWC         5700         5.0L       4500 lbs.      5.0L



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:42:38
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:42:38

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