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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 8, 2011.
As of Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

ModelsModification
1992-2006 on-road diesel engines with displacements from 5.9 to 13 liters and horsepower ratings from 150 to 500The engines must be certified to 0.10 g/bhp-hr or lower particulate matter standard. The exemption excludes engines originally certified with a diesel particulate filter.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-690
  • Executive Order 690 / D690
  • ARB # D-690
  • Executive Order No: D-690
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-690
  • Resolution D-690
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Download: Executive Order D-690 PDF

D-690 Document:



                                    State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—690

                               Relating to Exemptions under
                            Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                                 Boshart Engineering, Inc.
                          Econix DPF—A Diesel Particulate Filter

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156 of the
Vehicle Code; and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 and 39516 of the
Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—02—003;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That installation of the Econix DPF—A diesel
particulate filter, manufactured by Boshart Engineering, Inc. of 1175 North Del Rio
Place, Ontario, California 91764, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the
applicable engine emission control systems, and therefore, the Econix DPF—A diesel
particulate filter is exempt from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for
installation on heavy—duty on—road vehicles equipped with 1992 through 2006
model—year diesel engines with displacements from 5.9 to 13 liters and horsepower
ratings from 150 to 500.

The engines must be certified to 0.10 g/bhp—hr or lower particulate matter standard.
This Executive Order excludes engines originally certified with a diesel particulate filter.

Econix DPF—A diesel particulate filters exempted under this Executive Order and their
major components are identified in Attachment A.

This Executive Order is based on emission tests conducted by Boshart Engineering,
Inc. with the Econix DPF—A diesel particulate filter. Test data showed no adverse
impact on engine emissions. The same emissions impact is expected when the Econix
DPF—A diesel particulate filter is installed on any of the engines listed above.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the Econix DPF—A
diesel particulate filter do not recommend tuning the engines to specifications different
from those of the engine manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Econix DPF—A diesel
particulate filter, as exempted by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the
performance of the engine‘s emission control system, shall invalidate this Executive
Order.

Marketing of the Econix DPF—A diesel particulate filter using identification other than that
shown in this Executive Order or for an application other than that listed in this
Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air
Resources Board.


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This Executive Order shall not apply to any Econix DPF—A diesel particulate filter
advertised, offered for sale, sold with, or installed on a motor vehicle prior to or
concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the
Econix DPF—A diesel particulate filter may have on any warranty either expressed or
implied by the engine manufacturer.

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board," may be made
with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral or written
communication.                                '

In addition to the foregoing, the Air Resources Board reserves the right in the future to
review this Executive Order and the exemption provided herein to assure that the
exempted add—on or modified part continues to meet the standards and procedures of
California Code of Regulations, Title 13, Section 2222, et seq.

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION,
ACCREDITATION, APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE
AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING
ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF BOSHART
ENGINEERING, INC‘S ECONIX DPF—A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER.

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this Executive
Order. The Executive Order may be revoked only after a ten—day written notice of
intention to revoke the Executive Order, in which period the holder of the Executive
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 Executive
Order may not be revoked until a determination is made after a hearing that grounds for
revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this      8°‘4é day of September 2011.



                                          Pureney
                                            nette Hebert, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division




                        BOSHART ENGINEERING, INC.
               ECONIX DPF—A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER — D—690


                    Attachment A



        Econix DPF—A Diesel Particulate Filter
       Model                         Filter Capacity
     Category 0                         9.88 liters
     Category I                        17.45 liters
     Category II                         27 liters


                     Component
                      Controller
                         ECU
                    Filter element
               Exhaust pressure sensor
          Front and aft temperature sensors
         Diesel fuel hose, pump, and nozzle
          Diesel injector with solenoid valve
                         Igniter
                       Air pump




          BOSHART ENGINEERING, INC.
ECONIX DPF—A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER — D—690


                                    EVALUATION SUMMARY

Manufacturer Name: Boshart Engineering, Inc.

Name of Device: Econix DPF—A diesel particulate filter

Background:
        Boshart Engineering, Inc. (Boshart) of 1175 North Del Rio Place, Ontario, California
91764 has applied for exemption of its Econix DPF—A diesel particulate filter from the
prohibitions in Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code. The filter is designed for heavy—
duty on—road vehicles equipped with 1992 through 2006 model—year diesel engines. This filter is
identical to the filter previously exempted under D—684, issued to SK Energy, with exception of
the controlier software.

Recommendation:
         Grant exemption to Boshart and issue Executive Order D—690. The exemption covers
installation of the Econix DPF—A diesel particulate filter on heavy—duty on—road vehicles
equipped with 1992 through 2006 model—year diesel engines. The engines must meet
0.10 g/ibhp—hr or lower particulate matter emission standard. The exemption covers engines
originally certified with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC). On DOC engines, the Econix DPF—A
diesel particulate filter will be installed downstream of the DOC with the pressure monitor installed
upstream of the DOC. The exemption excludes any engines originally certified with a diesel
particulate filter. Econix DPF—A diesel particulate filters exempted under this Executive Order and
their major components are identified in Attachment A.

Device Description:
       The Econix DPF—A diesel particulate filter is an actively regenerated filter designed to
reduce diesel particulate matter emissions. It is intended for use on applications that typically
operate for 8 hours and allow regeneration after each operation. The stainless steel fibrous
mesh wall—flow filter is porous and has alternating cells that are plugged to force the exhaust
gases to flow through the cell walls where particulate matter is trapped. The trapped particulate
matter is burned off and the filter is regenerated using diesel fuel and a burner while the engine
idles. Regeneration is initiated by the vehicle operator following a predetermined schedule
(e.g. after every 8—hour operation) and/or when the operator is notified via lights and alarms in
the cabin. The visual and audible notification occurs when the monitoring system determines
that the filter loading capacity or the backpressure threshold has been reached. Regeneration
time ranges from 8 to 12 minutes. Boshart recommends routine inspections (e.g. 3—month,
1—year, and every year thereafter) which include system cleaning and inspection of the system
components.

Discussion/Basis for the Recommendation:
        The Econix DPF—A diesel particulate filter was previously tested and exempted under
D—684. D—684 was issued on January 19, 2011, to SK Energy, the original manufacturer of
record. Boshart has since signed agreements with SK Energy to purchase the manufacturing
rights to the Econix DPF—A diese! particulate filter. Under the agreement, SK Energy has
granted transfer of the exemption granted under D—684 and all the emission test data.
        Previous emission test results showed no adverse emission impact from using the
Econix DPF—A diesel particulate filter. No parts, with exception of the controller software, have
changed so similar results are expected under D—690. Following discussions with the Air
Resources Board‘s (ARB) Retrofit Assessment Section, Boshart re—programmed the controlier
to use time weighted average pressures rather than instantaneous pressures as the threshold
parameter when signaling for regeneration. This will prevent unnecessary alarms for
regeneration from setting in—use. This programming change is expected to receive ARB
verification.



Document Created: 2011-09-16 16:34:30
Document Modified: 2011-09-16 16:34:30

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