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How to certify your hybrid conversion system in CA

It’s no secret that California is on a mission to reduce GHG and NOx emissions. The state will eventually deploy fleets of zero and near-zero emission trucks and buses. However, that switch going to take awhile. In the meantime, the California Air Resources Board is pushing the development of hybrid engines to help accelerate clean technologies.Continued

Importing Off-Road Diesel Engines Into Canada

This analysis is based largely on the “OFF-ROAD COMPRESSION-IGNITION ENGINE EMISSION REGULATIONS” under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.  This guidance specifically covers a multitude of different scenarios that each have unique requirements including: Products sold concurrently in the USA and Canada using EPA certified engines. Products sold concurrently in the USA and Canada usingContinued

Summary of EPA’s RICE Rule Amendments Reconsideration

Summary of EPA’s RICE Rule Amendments Reconsideration On January 14, 2013 the US EPA finalized amendments to their stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) NESHAP subpart ZZZZ rule.   The amendments were finalized less than 120 days before the May 3, 2013 compliance date, which triggered sources to petition the EPA for compliance extensions.  The threeContinued

Airborne Toxic Control Measure Analysis

All portable engines having a maximum rated horsepower of 50 bhp and greater and fueled with diesel are subject to this regulation. The following portable engines are not subject to this regulation: Any engine used to propel mobile equipment or a motor vehicle Any portable engine using an alternative fuel; Dual-fuel diesel pilot engines thatContinued

EPA Diagnostic and Torque Broadcasting Requirements

§ 1045.110   How must my engines diagnose malfunctions? The following engine-diagnostic requirements apply for engines equipped with three-way catalysts and closed-loop control of air-fuel ratios: (a) Equip your engines with a diagnostic system . Equip each engine with a diagnostic system that will detect significant malfunctions in its emission control system using one of the following protocols:Continued