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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 27, 1999.
As of Sunday, August 25th, 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-280-6
  • Executive Order 280-6 / D280-6
  • ARB # D-280-6
  • Executive Order No: D-280-6
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-6
  • Resolution D-280-6
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-280-6 PDF

D-280-6 Document:



                                                                                 (Page 1 of 2)

                                    State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—6
                       Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                                 AIRTEK, INC. (dba CATCO)
                       "THREE—WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER SERIES 10000°

WEEREAS, 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 probhibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, AirTek, Inc. (AirTek) of 4410 W. 37°" Ave, Hobart, Indiana 46342, has
applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code
Sections 27156 and 38391 to market their aftermarket series 10000 three—way
catalytic converter (TWC) for the following application, except for vehicles
equipped with a catalyst monitored on—board diagnostic II (OBD—II) systenm:

Tyvpe           Use       Series No.   Max.   Eng.    Size   Max.   Test Veh.   Wt.
TWC             TWC       10000        7.4L (454 CID)        9,000 lbs.
TWC             oC        10000        7.4L (454 CID)        9,000 ibs.

WHEEREAS,      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 mileage accumulation on the catalyst for 25,000 miles
using two 1994 Ford Pickup Trucks powered by a 7.5L heavy—duty gasoline engine
and 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, California, showed the following conversion efficiencies
which meet the minimum requirements for new aftermarket catalytic converters:

                                   Catalyst Application Type
Poilution   Component                         TWC
HC:   Min. Requirement                        70%
        AirTek‘s series 10000                 75.1
CO:     Min.   Requirement                    70
        AirTek‘s series 10000                 73.7
NOx:    Min.   Requirement                     50
        AirTek‘s series 10000                  62.4

The oxidation catalytic converter (OC) application is included on the basis of
the TWC emission tests and other tests conducted on the test catalysts.

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


AIRTEK, INC. (dba CATCO)                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—6
"TWC SERIES 10000"                                        (Page 2 of 2)


              this order must be evaluated and approved by the ARB prior to
              marketing in California.

      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.                          :

      3.      Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
              content by AirTek,    Inc.;   its principals,    agents,   employees,
              distributors, dealers,    or other representatives must include the
              Gisclaimer 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.

      4.      AirTek, 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.

      5.      Upon installation,    the cataiytic 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.                 fk

Executed at El Monte, California,      this   5257 day        September 1999.




                                            Mobile Source Operations Division


                          State of California
                         AIR RESOURCES BOARD




 EVALUATION OF AIRTEK, INC.‘s SERIES 10000 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)




                            September 1999




                                    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



           AirTek, Inc.    (AirTek (dba Catco)) of 4410 W. 37°" Avenue,

Hobart,   Indiana 46342,   has applied for an exemption of their series

10000 new 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 two 7.5L Ford heavy—duty gasoline

vehicles ballasted to 9,000 pounds      (lbs.)   equivalent test weight on

AMA driving cycle.     The substrates are of ceramic monolith type.              The

fromt and rear substrates both contain palladium and iridium in 5:1

ratio.    The emission tests were conducted on a 1993 Chevrolet Pickup

Truck powered by a 7.4L heavy—duty gasoline engine.           The new catalytic

converter may be installed on TWC,      and OC vehicles powered by an

engine of 7.4L or less,     and having an equivalent test weight of 9,000

lbs.   or less.   The catalytic converter may be installed on 7.41L

vehicle with a maximum gross vehicle weight        (GVW)   of 11,6520 lbs.

           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—280—6 be issued.


                                CcONTENTS

                                                Page N   er

SUMMARY                                              i

CONTENTS                                            ii

I.         INTRODUCTION                              1

IT.        CONCLUSION                       .        1
III.       RECOMMENDATION                            2

IV.        DEVICE DESCRIPTION                        2

v.         DEVICE EVALUATION                         2




                                  ii


 EVALUATION OF AIRTEK, INC.‘s SERIES 10000 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

          AirTek,    Inc.   (AirTek) of 4410 37"" Avenue, Hobart,           Indiana

46342,   has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle

Code Section 27156 for their new series 10000 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 Alchemy Catalyst,                  Inc.,    a

company partially owned by AirTek.             The new aftermarket catalytic

converter is intended for the following vehicle applications:


Converter Type      Converter Use      PN/Series        Max.     Eng.     Max. Veh.
                                                        _Size              Test
TWC                 TWC                10000             7.4L             9,000 lbs.
TWC                 oC                 10000             7 .4L            9,000 lbs.


The gross vehicle weight calculated from the ballasted test vehicle

was 11,620 lbs.      AirTek 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       (OEM)   catalytic converter has been established

and documented,     except those vehicles equipped with catalyst

monitoring On—Board Diagnostic II         (OBD—II)system.

II.       CcONCLUSTON

          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—~280—6 be issued,    permitting the

advertisement,   sale,    and installation of the new aftermarket catalyst

on applicable vehicles.

IV.       DEVICE DESCRIPTION

          AirTek‘s new aftermarket TWC is designed to use two oval

ceramic monolith substrates.          The front and rear substrates are both

coated with palladium and iridium.          The dimensions of the front

substrate are    5.7 inches for the major axis,        3.2 inches for the minor

axis, and 5.9 for the length.          The rear substrate measures 5.7 inches

for the major axis,      3.2 inches for the minor axis and 3.0 inches long.

The combined volume of the front and rear substrates is 135 cubic

inches.   The substrates are contained in outer 409 stainless steel

shell with Unifrax Corporation XPE Expanding Mat,          to prevent vibration

and exhaust by—pass.       The shell is sealed by seam weld.         Aluminized

heat shield is spot—welded to the upper side of the converter to

protect vehicle underbody from excessive heat.           The catalyst may be

sold as a unit with installation instructions or may be used in

customized direct fit exhaust.          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

          AirTek submitted data from testing conducted by California

Environmental Engineering      (CEE)   laboratory,   Santa Ana,    California.

Mileage accumulation was conducted by CEE using two 1994 Ford Pickup

Trucks powered by a 7.5L heavy—duty gasoline engine.              The two mileage

accumulation vehicles were ballasted in order to achieve the required


equivalent test weight of 9,000 pounds.            Emissions tests were

conducted on a 1993 Chevrolet Pickup Truck.powered by a 7.4L heavy—

duty gasoline engine and equipped with a single three—way catalytic

converter (TWC).        The emission test vehicle was ballasted in order to

conduct the testing at 9,000 pounds equivalent test weight.              The limits

of application of the series 10000 TWC will be 7.4L/9,000 pounds,                the

corresponding maximum gross vehicle weight will be 11,620 pounds.                The

test catalysts were labeled A and B.           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 average of the

two test results for each test catalyst was used to calculate the

conversion efficiency.        The overall conversion efficiency for the

catalyst model is the average conversion efficiency of the two test

catalysts.       The test results for the catalyst are shown below:

       California Environmental Engineering,          Santa Ana,   California

                                             TWC

                simylator     Catalyst A      Catalyst B      Cony. Eff.
               Average        Average         Average         Average

HC    (g/mi)    1.710          0 .440         0.412           75.1%
CO    (g/mi)   22.151          5.670          5.988           73 .7%
NOx   (g/mi)    5.639          2 .073         2.165           62.4%


The above test results meet the minimum requirements of the California

regulations on new aftermarket catalytic converters.               Due to time

constraints,    the ARB did not conduct confirmatory testing on the

catalyst.



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:13

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