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AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONVERTERS. August 23, 2012. Other Topics Considered. Performance Parts. Diesel Programmers/Tuners. Alternative Fuels/Plug-In Hybrids. Reasons for Choosing the topic:. Catalytic converter – main emission control component in your vehicle

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other topics considered
Other Topics Considered

Performance Parts

Diesel Programmers/Tuners

Alternative Fuels/Plug-In Hybrids

reasons for choosing the topic
Reasons for Choosing the topic:
  • Catalytic converter – main emission control component in your vehicle
  • Helpful if you need to buy a catalytic converter for an old vehicle
  • Aftermarket catalytic converter – a well-designed program that works!
what is a catalyst
What is a Catalyst?

cat-a-lyst (ˈkat-əl-əst)

n. Chem. A substance usually present in small amounts relative to the reactants, that modifies and esp. increases the rate of chemical reaction without being consumed in the process.

Source: Merriam-Webster dictionary

automotive catalytic converter
Automotive Catalytic Converter
  • Located in exhaust stream
  • Its substrate is coated with precious metals that act as a catalyst to convert pollutants to H20, CO2, N2, and O2
aftermarket catalytic converters background
Aftermarket Catalytic Converters(Background)
  • Lower in cost than OEM replacement
  • Must be evaluated and approved by ARB before sale in CA (obtain Executive Order)
  • Required to meet new evaluation procedures and requirements starting 01/01/2009
aftermarket catalytic converters requirements to obtain eo
Aftermarket Catalytic Converters(Requirements to Obtain EO)
  • Performance criteria
    • Meet useful life emission standards
    • Durable for 5 years/50,000 miles
    • OBD II compatible
    • Non-OBD II vehicles to use OBD II converters
  • Warranty – 5 years/50,000 miles
  • Labeling
  • Vehicle application catalog
  • Quality control procedures
  • Installation requirements
aftermarket catalytic converters requirements to ensure compliance
Aftermarket Catalytic Converters(Requirements to Ensure Compliance)
  • Confirmatory testing
  • Proper vehicle installation: Smog Check
  • Reporting: Quality Control, Warranty
  • ARB may inspect manufacturer/installer facilities
  • Audit testing
  • Enforcement
arb activities related to a m catalytic converters
ARB Activities Related to A/M Catalytic Converters
  • Issued 185 EOs – for vehicles with ULEV I and less stringent standards
  • Set-up database of available catalytic converters (DDSS-designed and supported)
  • ARB Public Information Helpline staff handles calls (125 to150 per week)
  • Pre-screening test to identify cat converters for audit testing
catalytic converter database
Catalytic Converter Database

https://ssl.arb.ca.gov/PartsSearchTool/CatalystSearchTool.aspx

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A/M CAT Program

A. Lyons

M. McCarthy

A. Wang

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A/M CAT Program

01-01-2009

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A/M CAT Program
  • Cat Mfrs.:
  • Airtek
  • CarSound
  • Eastern
  • IMCO
  • Valina
  • Walker
  • Equipo
  • DDSS

Aging Lab

Testing Lab

OBD II Staff

EO

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A/M CAT Program

EO

AMP

ARB Testing

Lab

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A/M CAT Program

Vehicle Owner

Muffler Shop

Smog Technician

BAR

ARB Helpline

Cat Mfrs.

AMP

Cat

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A/M CAT Program

♫ Dem “Cats!”

♫ Dem “Cats!”

Dem “Cats!” ♫

Dem “Cats!” ♫

Cat

♫ Dem “Cats!”

aftermarket parts section staff
Aftermarket Parts Section Staff
  • Jose Arguelles
  • Richard Carranza
  • Jae Do
  • Sidd Futaba
  • Dean Hermano
  • Dan Kim
  • Rich Muradliyan
  • Curt Schreiber
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