Regulatory Compliance Testing
Helping manufacturers comply with constantly evolving Federal and California regulations.
Evaporative Emissions Testing
ATDS routinely conducts IUVP evaporative testing for major OEMs.
Evaporative emissions testing for PZEV / LEVII vehicles as well as for a variety of vehicles and fuel systems.
Our Evap services include.
Our Variable Volume Variable Temperature SHED (VVVT) is capable of Federal and California Enhanced 2 and 3 day test sequences.
Catalytic Converter Aging and Certification
Our Ontario, Ca facility is equipped with an engine dyno for the use of catalytic converter certification. Aging and certification are done in according to CARB and EPA regulations. Cats are subjected to exhaust temperatures of 900C with rich/lean cycle for 50+ hours.
CARB Executive Order (EO) Testing
California Vehicle Code, section 27156 (VC27156) and the Federal Clean Air Act(CAA) prohibit vehicle modifications which increase motor vehicle emissions. These "anti-tampering" provisions effectively prohibit the sales of after-market parts which are not functionally identical to the parts they are replacing. However, since most properly engineered parts do not increase emissions, the laws allow for exemptions for the installation of parts proven by their manufacturer and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) not to increase emissions. The process by which these exemptions are granted is via an Executive Order (EO). Each EO is assigned a number which is required on all after-market parts.
ATDS can locate and acquire the necessary vehicles, make the modifications in our well equipped, four lift mechanic's bay, conduct the required tests and provide properly formatted written reports of the results.
ATDS has existing driving routes which have been approved by CARB and the EPA for certification use.
EPA and CARB Regulatory Compliance Testing
We have been helping our clients comply with these constantly evolving regulations for nearly 25 years. Some of our support is included in the following categories.
Emissions Testing Laboratory
ATDS maintains complete emissions testing capabilities for the latest in light duty passenger cars and trucks as well as on and off road motorcycles, scooters, LSI and SORE engines, and ATVs. From 49cc motorcycles to 14,000 GVW Gasoline, E85 or Diesel Trucks, we can provide complete emissions testing services both for development or regulatory certification purposes
All ATDS emission tests are audited by our in house quality assurance technician to ensure compliance with CFR and California Title 13 regulations and customer requirements. Further, CARB staff routinely audits our facility for California Title 13 compliance.
Our laboratory equipment includes the following.
DOT Safety Certification
ATDS can manage your DOT / NHTSA safety certification program and conduct FMVSS testing with our partner crash testing facility.
Starting with a preliminary product evaluation, we can progress your product through the testing and improvement phase, and then manage the FMVSS testing and certification process.
Whether you are a small volume or niche vehicle manufacturer, or an international OEM entering the North American market for the first time, ATDS can help.
Automotive Testing & Development Services Inc.
400 Etiwanda Ave., Ontario CA 91761
Fax: 1 909-390-9056
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