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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 16, 2007.
As of Friday, September 20th, 2019 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-511-1
  • Executive Order 511-1 / D511-1
  • ARB # D-511-1
  • Executive Order No: D-511-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-511-1
  • Resolution D-511-1
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D-511-1 Document:



                                     State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D-511-1
                      Relating to Exerr~ptionsunder Section 271 56
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                      EMlCO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
"NON-OBD II THREE-WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTERS, SERIES 133000 AND 133200"

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
and its Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket catalytic converters from the prohibitions
of Vehicle Code Section 271 56.

WHEREAS, Emico Technologies, Inc. (Emico) of 373 Tiffin Street, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
L4N 9W6, has applied to the Air Resources Board for exemption from the prohibitions in
Vehicle Code Sections 271 56 and 38391 to market its new aftermarket three-way catalytic
converters (TWC) listed on the table below for the application limits of 5.9L and 6875 Ibs.
equivalent test weight, except for vehicles equipped with an on-board diagnostic II (OBD-II)
system:

Series   Shape    Total Length   Diameter   Minor Axis   Major Axis   Total Volume   Substrates
                  (inch)         (inch)     (inch)       (inch)       (in3)          per can
133000   Round    3.00           3.66                                 31.52          1
133200   Oval     3.00                      3.15         4.75         35.25          1

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-02-003, the Air Resources Board finds
that the above aftermarket catalytic converters comply with the California Vehicle Code
Section 271 56 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h). Emission
performance of the catalytic converters was based on durability bench-aging by Umicore
Autocat Canada Corporation using the Air Resources Board-modified RAT-A bench-aging
cycle for 50 hours, in lieu of the AMA driving cycle (Reference Appendix IV, Title 40, part 86,
Code of Federal Regulations (June 28, 1977)).

WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at Siemens A~~tomotive     VDO laboratory, Auburn
Hills, Michigan, using a 1994 5.9L Dodge Pickup 2500 showed the following conversion
efficiencies which meet the minimum requirements for new aftermarket catalytic converters:




           EMlCO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - D-511-1


              Sieniens VDO Autoniotive Laboratory, Michigan
            Emission Results (glmi) and Conversion Efficiency (%)
Component            Simulator          133000             133200
HC                    1
                     2.416              0.650              0.530
CO                   26.0               7.4               -6.2
1
1Ox                  4.83               0.47               0.30
Conversion                              73.1 171.5190.2    78.1176.2193.8
Efficiency
Min. Required                           70170160           70170160
Efficiency


IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converters are exempt from the
prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 271 56 for installation on the approved vehicle
applications subject to the following conditions:

      1.      No changes are permitted to the catalytic converters as described in the
              application for exemption. Any changes to the catalytic converters or any of
              their components, and other factors addressed in this order must be evaluated
              and approved by the Air Resources Board prior to marketing in California.

      2.      Marketing of the catalytic converters using identifications other than those
              shown in the exemption application, and in this Executive Order, or marketing
              of the catalytic converters for applications other than the ones shown in this
              Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the
              Air Resources Board. Exemption of these products shall not be construed as
              an exerr~ptionto sell, offer for sale, or advertise any components of the catalytic
              converters as individual devices.

      3.      Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by Emico,
              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 converters and is only a finding that the catalytic converters are
              exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 271 56.

      4.      Emico installation instructions for the new catalytic converters must conform to
              requirements in Paragraphs 1 and IX of California Evaluation Procedures for
              New Aftermarket Non-Original Equipment Catalytic Converters.

       5.     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
              and end pipes.



            EMlCO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - 0-51 1-1


      6.      Err~icoand its vendors may not advertise the new aftermarket catalytic
              converters as "high or easy flow" catalytic converters or use any phrase that
              could make them appear to perform better than an OEM catalytic converter.

       7.      Emico and its vendors may not advertise the new aftermarket catalytic
               converters as "OBD II Compliant", "EPA OBD II" , "OBD II 49-States" or "OBD II
               Exc. CA."

       8.      Emico, its associates, vendors, other businesses, and individuals may not sell
               or s ~ ~ p pthe
                            l y substrates of the new aftermarket catalytic converters to a third
               party to be assembled in a different facility and marketed under this Executive
               Order.

       9.      Any marketing arrangement of the new aftermarket catalytic converters by a
               third party, which involves the use of packaging identification different from the
               ones described in this Executive Order, must be approved by the Air Resources
               Board prior to shipment.

       10.     Emico must submit the required quality audit and production quantity reports for
               its aftermarket catalytic converters on a serni-annual basis, covering the periods
               January 1 through June 30, and July 1 through December 31.

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     h%ay        of November 2007




             EMlCO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - D-511-1


                                     EVALUATION SUMMARY

Manufacturer Name: Emico Technologies, Inc.

Name of Device: Series 133000 and 133200 Non-OBD II Three-way Catalytic Converter
(TWC).

Backqround:
             Emico Technologies, Inc. (Emico) of 373 Tiffin Street, Barrie, Ontario,
Canada L4N 9W6, has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Section 271 56 of the
California Vehicle Code (VC) for its Series 133000 and 133200 new aftermarket TWCs. The
new aftermarket catalytic converters are for installation on vehicles not equipped with On-Board
Diagnostic II systems with application limits of 5.9L engine size and 6,875 pounds equivalent
test weight (ETW).

Recorr~mendation:
          Grant exemption to Emico as requested, and issue Executive Order D-511-1

Device Description:
             Emico's new aftermarket TWCs are designed with single round and oval substrates
respectively. The substrates, their shapes and dimensions are shown on the table below.

Series   Shape    Total Length   Diameter   Minor Axis   Major Axis   Total Volume   Substrates
                  (inch)         (inch)     (inch)       (inch)       (in3)          per can
133000   Round    3.00           3.66                                 31.56          1
133200   Oval     3.00                      3.1 5        4.75         35.25          1

The substrates are contained in shells constructed from 409-grade stainless steel. The
substrates are wrapped with vermiculite insulation with metal shield, to prevent vibration and
exhaust by-pass. The shells are sealed by stamping and tig-welding. A piece of aluminized
heat shield is spot-welded to the upper side of the converters to protect the vehicle underbody
from excessive heat. The catalytic converters will be sold as single units for universal
application with installation instructions. Upon installation, the catalytic converters carry a
warranty for 25,000 miles on the substrate, and five years or 50,000 rniles on the container or
shell, and the end pipes.
             Umicore Autocat Canada Corporation (Umicore) is the catalyst supplier for Emico's
Series 133000 and 133200 TWCs.

DiscussionIBasis for Exemption Recommendation:
             Emico submitted data on Series 133000 and 133200 TWCs from testing conducted
at Siemens VDO Automotive Laboratory (Siemens), Auburn Hills, Michigan. One test catalytic
converter of each series was bench-aged by Umicore using ARB-modified RAT-A bench-aging
cycle for 50 hours. Umicore shipped the aged catalysts directly to Siemens for the emission
testing. The emission tests were conducted using a 1994 5.9L Dodge Ram 2500 truck.
             The evaluation of Series 133000 and 133200 TWCs is based on the bench-aging
performed by Umicore and emission testing conducted at Siemens. The limits of application of
Emico's Series 133000 and 133200 TWCs will be 5.9Ll6,875 Ibs. The test catalytic converters
were labeled 133000 and 133200 respectively. Testing consisted of two cold-start CVS-75
Federal Test Procedures (FTP) tests with a simulator ("dummy" catalyst), followed by two
cold-start CVS-75 FTP tests for each of the test catalytic converters. The test results and the


calculated. conversion efficiencies for the new Series 133000 and 133200 TWCs are shown
below:

                   Siemens VDO Automotive Laboratory, Michigan
                Emission Results (glmi) and Conversion Efficiency :%)
Component                 Simulator           133000                133200
HC                        2.41 6              0.650                0.530
CO                        26.0                7.4                  6.2
NOx                       4.83                0.47                 0.30
Conversion Efficiency                         73.1171.5190.2        78.1176.2193.8
Min. Required Efficiency                      70170160              70170160

The above test results meet the minimum requirements of the California regulations on new
non-OBD II aftermarket catalytic converters. The Air Resources Board did not conduct
confirmatory tests on the new aftermarket catalytic converters.



Document Created: 2007-11-21 12:32:41
Document Modified: 2007-11-21 12:32:41

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