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Boshart Engineering regularly provides testing services for emission certification to vehicle manufacturers for compliance with all North American-based regulators. Support can be as simple as providing information on OBD-II phase-in timing for a particular diagnostic to complete Part 1 and Part 2 data generation, compilation and submission including all required durability and emission testing for the EPA Certificate of Conformity and CARB Executive Order issuance.

 
NORTH AMERICAN EMISSION CERTIFICATION/ HOMOLOGATION PROGRAMS

In the automobile industry, homologation means development and certification of vehicles and vehicle parts according to the legal requirements of a market. One of Boshart Engineering’s core competencies is providing emission certification and testing services to vehicle manufacturers for homologation and compliance with all North American-based regulatory agencies including:
  • The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • The California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • The States within the Northeast Trading Region (NTR)
  • Environment Canada
Boshart Engineering uses a five phase approach to emission certification/homologation activities that help our customers identify the necessary requirements, plan for, and implement actual testing and certification activities and action items:
  • Phase 1 – Detailed Emission Certification Plan with Details of Phases 2 – 5
  • Phase 2 – Consultation
  • Phase 3 – Preliminary Durability Test Fleet/Development Support
  • Phase 4 – Actual Certification Activities
  • Phase 5 – Post Production Regulatory Requirements

Phases include the following activities:
  • Planning
  • Consultation and liaison services. 
  • Complete useful-life 100K, 120K, 150K vehicle durability testing for determination of emission deterioration factors
  • EMS and OBD validation testing
  • Evaporative and exhaust emissions testing
  • OBD demonstration testing for CARB OBD compliance
  • Determination of corporate fleet NMOG and CAFÉ averages
  • Development of Alternative Durability Aging Procedures (ADP) for accelerated emission system durability for whole vehicle testing or bench aging.  This includes evaporative systems as well as exhaust emission systems.
  • After sales IUVP and IPT/RBM/IUMP support

Vehicle types supported:

  • Passenger Vehicles
  • Light-Duty Trucks
  • Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Trucks
  • Motorcycles and Scooters

Boshart Engineering can support individual aspects of certification or the entire process.

Download Certification One Sheet (PDF Format 2MB)

 
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