The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has expanded its approval of Clean Diesel Technologies’ ECS Purifilter brand emissions reduction product to include larger control devices aimed at heavy-duty on-road vehicle engines up to 16L and 625 hp., increasing the variety of vehicle engines that Clean Diesel is approved to retrofit under the current CARB Truck and Bus regulation.
The purpose of the regulation is to reduce emissions from in-use trucks and buses in order to meet federally imposed clean air standards. For heavier trucks and buses, the regulation mandates that all 1996 through 2006 Class 7 and 8 diesel trucks be retrofitted with diesel particulate filters, if not already equipped, to meet state emissions standards between 2012 and 2016, with 90% required by year-end 2014. Clean Diesel estimates that this regulation will require well over 100,000 heavy-duty diesel trucks to be replaced or retrofitted.
“The Purifilter brand product is a proven and extremely effective emissions-reduction system, and the new larger device sizes added by this expansion enable us to provide solutions for some of the largest capacity engines used in California,” said Lyndon Smith, Clean Diesel’s vice president and general manager. “Our turnkey evaluation and installation process, combined with our California-based engineering resources, enable us to provide both verified products and immediate support to our customers to help ensure their compliance with government regulations.”
CARB has classified ECS Purifilter line of products as “Level 3 Plus” devices. This designation requires reducing emissions of diesel particulate matter greater than or equal to 85% and meeting the 2009 nitrogen dioxide emission limit — both of which are key government emission reduction requirements. Full verification details are available on the CARB website at www.arb.ca.gov.
Clean Diesel also announced it has launched a dedicated CARB-compliance information website in order to assist fleet owners, dealers, distributors and others interested in learning more about CARB initiatives and staying apprised of current regulations. Clean Diesel has also launched. The website, www.CARBcompliance.info, is hosted by Clean Diesel’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Engine Control Systems. The website is also accessible from www.cdti.com and includes important up-to-date CARB news and resources, a step-by-step detailed fleet conversion process, a listing of the Clean Diesel’s line of emission reduction systems and a list of authorized dealers and distributors.