Volvo Trucks North America reports it now offers dealer-installed retrofit diesel particulate filters (DPF) to meet strict new California emissions requirements for in-use vehicles. The DPFs are designed to work with non-EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) engines sold from 1996 to 2002.
According to Volvo, the proposed new requirements from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are intended to improve air quality by reducing particulate matter (PM) emissions from older vehicles. The requirements apply to all diesel-powered vehicles over 14,000 pounds GVWR; this includes out-of-state vehicles which operate in California, as well as vehicles based in the state.
CARB projects the use of retrofit DPFs will reduce PM emissions by 13 tons a day in 2014. CARB will offer financial assistance and incentives for the purchase and installation of the DPFs (preliminary details regarding the regulations and financial incentives can be found at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/documents.htm).
Volvo’s retrofit DPF is integrated into existing exhaust systems and offered in several sizes based upon engine displacement and horsepower. Each retrofit DPF comes with an installation kit, complete with brackets, engineered for the customer’s specific Volvo truck model. Dealer installation is required. The DPFs come with a five year/150,000 mile warranty and can be ordered through any Volvo Trucks dealer in the U.S. and Canada.
Source and Photo Credit: Volvo Trucks