•All Non-original catalytic converters must be
CARB approved/exempt and are labeled with
information necessary to ensure t...
• Catalytic converters installed before January 1, 2009
New aftermarket catalytic converters and certified
used catalytic ...
 T: Either “N” (for new aftermarket converters), or
“U” (for certified used converters). ARB staff has
found that this ch...
N = New
Aftermarket
CA = ARB
Approved in
California
TA = Manufacturer
See Website Database The Converter Part/Serial
Numbe...
COD
E
MANUFACTURER COD
E
MANUFACTURER
AD Advanced Car Specialties (RiteCat). ES ESW America, Inc.
AE The Automotive Edge (...
 Catalytic converters installed on or after
January 1, 2009
 Meet more stringent requirements
 Labels include the EO nu...
 D-XXX-XX =
This is the ARB approval number for the converter (known as the “EO
number”). Every EO number will begin with...
CONVERTER
WITH LASER
PRINTING
SEE EO#
D 280-73
CONVERTER
WITH PLATE ID
SEE EO#
D 280-77
ARB EO# D-193-86 Manufacturer Assigned part
# 36104
Manufactured
March 2009
03/09
Enter the EO#
here: D-193-86
Left Click Here
This screenshot shows where to enter the replacement part
EO number into the ...
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  • Aftermarket replacement catalytic converters are labeled with important information necessary to ensure that installations comply with California law. New aftermarket converters produced and sold before January 1, 2009 are labeled according to U.S. EPA requirements. A code in the following format will be stamped or affixed to the shell of the converter.
  • AFTERMARKET (NON-ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT) CATALYTIC CONVERTERSNon-original equipment catalytic converters (gasoline only - all diesel exhaust gas after treatment systems, including catalysts must meet original equipment specifications). Catalytic converters installed before January 1,2009 new aftermarket catalytic converters and certified used catalytic converters can be identified by a permanent stamp or label on the shell of the converter. the label/stamp should be in the following u.s. E.P.A. format: T/CA/MC XXXX YYYY
  • Refer Students to Appendix G page 4.
  • This example of a pre-1/1/09 catalyst can be decoded with the indicated meanings.N = new AftermarketCA = ARB Approved in CaliforniaTA = Manufacturer, See Website DatabaseThe Converter Part/Serial Number is indicated as aboveManufacture Date Month/Year 09/05
  • THIS TABLE LISTS VALID MANUFACTURER CODES FOR CALIFORNIA
  • After 1/1/09 the labels will be coded in the following format:D-XXX-XXYYYYYYZZZZ
  • DECODING CATALYST LABELSThe first code is the ARB approval number for the converter (known as the “EO number”). Every EO number will begin with “D”. The first three X’s will be a 3 digit number corresponding to the manufacturer. The last two digits will be the specific approval number for the manufacturer. The EO number can be used to obtain information about the approval status of the converter on ARB’s website in the same manner that other aftermarket add-on and performance parts can be looked up. The second code is the part number for the converter (assigned by the manufacturer)The third code is the date of manufacture. The first two digits indicate the month, and the last two the year.
  • This slide shows two examples of printing and codes on aftermarket post 1/1/09 catalysts.Top example is a CONVERTER WITH LASER PRINTING, SEE EO# D 280-73The lower example is a CONVERTER WITH PLATE ID, SEE EO# D 280-77
  • Another labeling example. Again, post 1/1/09Refer to Catalytic converter article about proper replacement position and that converters must be replaced one for one.
  • This is a screenshot is directly from the ARB website showing the search engine for EO numbers. Or search by EO or Manufacturer for the device type.
  • Screenshot showing the results of the previous slides EO#.
  • VVC AUTO 85.5 - Smog Technician - Level 1 - Non original equipment-catalytic_converters

    1. 1. •All Non-original catalytic converters must be CARB approved/exempt and are labeled with information necessary to ensure that installations comply with California law.
    2. 2. • Catalytic converters installed before January 1, 2009 New aftermarket catalytic converters and certified used catalytic converters can be identified by a permanent stamp or label on the shell of the converter. The label/stamp should be in the following U.S. E.P.A. format: T/CA/MC XXXX YYYY. The labels do not include the EO number
    3. 3.  T: Either “N” (for new aftermarket converters), or “U” (for certified used converters). ARB staff has found that this character is sometimes omitted on new aftermarket converters  CA: Indicates that the converter has been ARB approved  MC: A two character code for the converter manufacturer  XXXX: The converter’s part or series number. The number may be longer than 4 digits  YYYY: The date of manufacture. The first two digits indicate the month, and the last two the year
    4. 4. N = New Aftermarket CA = ARB Approved in California TA = Manufacturer See Website Database The Converter Part/Serial Number Manufacture Date Month/Year 09 05 Pre- 1/1/09 Labeling
    5. 5. COD E MANUFACTURER COD E MANUFACTURER AD Advanced Car Specialties (RiteCat). ES ESW America, Inc. AE The Automotive Edge (Hermoff) ET Emico Technologies, Inc. AT AirTek, Inc. (Catco) LP LaPointe Exhaust System Equipment BN Brown Recycling & Manufacturing, Inc. MC Miller Catalyzer Corp BO Bosal Mexico SA DECV MM Maremont CE Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc. (Magnaflow) PA Perfection Auto Prod. Corp CT Valina, Inc. (CarTex). PP Products For Power CV Cateran Pty Ltd. TA Walker Manufacturing EM Eastern Manufacturing Inc. TD TRI-D Industries Inc. EQ Equipo Industrial Automotriz S.A. de C.V. TP Tested Products (DEC)
    6. 6.  Catalytic converters installed on or after January 1, 2009  Meet more stringent requirements  Labels include the EO number in large font, presented in the following format: D-XXX-XX YYYYYY ZZZZ
    7. 7.  D-XXX-XX = This is the ARB approval number for the converter (known as the “EO number”). Every EO number will begin with “D”. The first three X’s will be a 3 digit number corresponding to the manufacturer. The last two digits will be the specific approval number for the manufacturer. The EO number can be used to obtain information about the approval status of the converter on ARB’s website in the same manner that other aftermarket add-on and performance parts can be looked up. The website address is: http://www.arb.ca.gov  YYYYYY = The part number for the converter (assigned by the manufacturer)  ZZZZ = The date of manufacture. The first two digits indicate the month, and the last two the year. Decoding Catalyst Labels
    8. 8. CONVERTER WITH LASER PRINTING SEE EO# D 280-73 CONVERTER WITH PLATE ID SEE EO# D 280-77
    9. 9. ARB EO# D-193-86 Manufacturer Assigned part # 36104 Manufactured March 2009 03/09
    10. 10. Enter the EO# here: D-193-86 Left Click Here This screenshot shows where to enter the replacement part EO number into the ARB search engine.

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