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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 27, 2000.
As of Monday, December 10th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

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NOT LEGAL FOR SALE OR INSTALLATION AFTER 12/31/08

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-7
  • Executive Order 280-7 / D280-7
  • ARB # D-280-7
  • Executive Order No: D-280-7
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-7
  • Resolution D-280-7
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Download: Executive Order D-280-7 PDF

D-280-7 Document:



                                                                             (Page 1 of 3)

                                  State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—7
                     Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                  of the Vehicle Code

                        AIRTEK, INC. (dba Catco)
     "THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTER SERIES 6500"
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, AirTek, Inc. of 4410 W. 37"" Avenue, 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 6500 three—way plus oxidation catalytic converter (TWC + OC) for the
following applications, except for vehicles equipped with an on—board diagnostic HI (OBD—I1})
system (Title 13, CCR, Section 1968.1):

Type     Use             Series No. Max, Eng. Size      Max. Test Veh. Wt.
TWC + OC TWC + OC        6500       5.9L (360 CID)      6,515 Ibs.
TWC + 0C TWC             6500       5.9L (360 CID)      6,515 lbs.
TWC + 0C OC              6500       5.9L (860 CID)      6,515 Ibs.

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 mileage accumulation on the catalyst for 25,000 miles using
a 1984 Dodge Prospector powered by a 5.9L gasoline engine and a 1986 Dodge Ram
Charger on 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:


AIRTEK, INC.                                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—7
"TWC + OC SERIES 6500"                                   (Page 2 of 3)



                                   Catalyst Application Type

Pollution GComponent             TWC + OC         TWG            OC
HC: Min. Requirement             70%              70%            70%
     AirTek‘s series 6500        87.8             81.6           72.3
CO: Min. Requirement             70               70             70
     AirTek‘s series 6500        86.5             75.7           73.2
NOx: Min. Requirement            50               60         s   —
       AirTek‘s series 6500      63.0             68.1           —

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.

             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 AirTek,
             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.

             AirTek, Inc.‘s installation instructions for the new catalytic converter must
             conform to requirements in Paragraphs | 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.


AIRTEK, INC.                                        EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—7
"TWC + OC SERIES 6500°                              (Page 3 of 3)

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 intentfon 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 revecation exist.
                     i                    3 t.
Executed at El Monte, California, this 5) 7. day      uly 2000.




                                   R.B. Sufomerfield, CHief
                                  _ Mobile   Source Operations Division


                                      State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD




 EVALUATION OF AIRTEK, INC.‘S SERIES 6500 NEW AFTERMARKET THREE—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)




                                          July 2000




                                              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) of 4410 W. 37" Avenue, Hobart, Indiana 46342, has applied

for an exemption of their series 6500 new aftermarket three—way plus oxidation catalytic

converter (TWC + OC) 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 a 1984 Dodge Prospector powered by a 5.9L gasoline engine and a 1986 Dodge

Ram Charger powered by a 5.9L gasoling engine. The 1986 Dodge Ram Charger was

ballasted to 6,515 pounds (Ibs.) equivalent test weight for the mileage accumulation. The

mileage accumulation was conducted using the Automobile Manufacturers Association (AMA)

driving cycle. The oval substrates are of ceramic monolith type. The front and rear substrates

both contain palladium only. The emission tests were conducted on a 1989 Dodge Van 5.9L for

the TWC + OC application, a 1994 Dodge Van 5.9L for TWC application, and a 1984 Dodge

Prospector 5.9L for OC application. The new catalytic converter may be installed on TWC +

OC, TWC, and OC vehicles powered by an engine having a maximum displacement of 5.9L,

and a maximum equivalent test weight of 8,515 tbs., and a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 8510

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—7 be issued.


                                CONTENTS

                                           Page Number

SUMMARY                                        i

CONTENTS

           INTRODUCTION

          CONCLUSION

           RECOMMENDATION

           DEVICE DESCRIPTION

           DEVICE EVALUATION


     EVALUATION OF AIRTEK, INC.‘S SERIES 6500 NEW AFTERMARKET THREE—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)


1.           INTRODUCTION

             AirTek, Inc. (AirTek) of 4410 W. 37"" Avenue, Hobart, Indiana 46342, has applied

for an exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for their new series 6500

aftermarket three—way plus oxidation catalytic converter (TWC + OC) in accordance with

California regulations on new aftermarket catalytic converters. Aristo Catalyst, Inc., a subsidiary

of AirTek, is the catalyst supplier. The new aftermarket catalytic converter is intended for the

following vehicle applications:


Converter Type Converter Use PN/Series          Max. Eng.Size      Max.Veh.Test Wt.
TWC + OC          TWC + 0C        6500          5.9L               6,515 Ibs.
TWC + OC          TWC             6500          5.9L.              6,515 Ibs.
TWC + OC          OC              6500          5.9L               6,515 Ibs.

The maximum GVW for the catalyst application is 8,510 lbs. AirTek intends to market the new

TWC + OC 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 On—Board Diégnostic I1 (OBD—11) system.

II.          CONCLUSION

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

applicant‘s submitfted 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.


‘II.            RECOMMENDATION

                Staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and that Executive

    Order No. D—280—7 be issued, permitting the advertisement, sale, and installation of the new

    aftermarket catalyst on applicable vehicles.

    IV.         DEVICE DESCRIPTION

                AirTek‘s new aftermarket TWC + OC is designed to use two oval ceramic monolith

    substrates. The front and rear substrates are both coated with palladium only. The dimensions

    of the front and rear substrates are 4.75 inches for the major axis, 3.15 inches for the minor

    axis, and 2.0 inches in length. The combined volume of the front and rear substrates is 54.3

    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 the 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 applications. It is 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 a 1984 Dodge Prospector powered by a 5.9L gasoline engine and a 1986 Dodge

    Ram Charger powered by a 5.9L gasoline engine. The Dodge Ram Charger was ballasted in

    order to obtain the required equivalent test weight of 6,515 Ibs. Emissions tests were

    conducted on a 1989 Dodge Van 5.9L for the TWC + OC application, a 1994 Dodge Van 5.9L


dor the TWC application, and a 1984 Dodge Prospector 5.9L for the OC application.

                The evaluation of the AirTek‘s new aftermarket catalytic converter is solely based

   on the mileage accumulation and emission tests conducted at CEE. The limits of application of

   AirTek‘s series 6500 TWC + OC will be 5.91/6,515 Ibs., with the corresponding maximum gross

   vehicle weight of 8,510 Ibs. 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 + OG

                         Simulator     CatalystA CatalystB         Conv. Eff.
                         Average       Average    Average         Average

   HC (g/mi)             3123         0.529      0.669            80.8%
   CO (g/mi)            45.935        12.870    11.944            73.0%
   NOx (g/mi)            1988        0.779       0.776            60.8%
                                                 TWC
   HC (g/mi)             2.271       0.382        0.420           82.3%
   CO (g/mi)            25.645       4.879        6.594           77.6%
   NOx (g/mi)            7.067       1.666        1.977           74.2%
                                                  OC
   HC (g/mi)             2.969        0.827       0.844           71.8%
   CO (g/mi)            41.072       10.307      11.509           73.4%

   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 12:39:57

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