Changing Inspection and Maintenance Requirements: … A Result of New Emission Control Technology 790783
Amendments to the Clean Air Act require the implementation of inspection/maintenance (I/M) programs in areas designated as non-attainment and unable to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards by 1982. Current I/M programs have been developed using data representative of pre- and early-catalyst emission control technology. Changes to current emission control systems and electronic computer controlled systems represent new emission control technology. This paper addresses the I/M situation as related to these system changes. Results of tests on a prototype system are presented. Parameter inspection and the utilization of built-in diagnostics on future systems have the potential to maximize the effectiveness of I/M programs.
Citation: Calhoun, J., Blass, G., Zemke, B., and Evernham, T., "Changing Inspection and Maintenance Requirements: … A Result of New Emission Control Technology," SAE Technical Paper 790783, 1979, https://doi.org/10.4271/790783. Download Citation
J. C. Calhoun, G. F. Blass, B. E. Zemke, T. W. Evernham