Stationary Internal Combustion Engines Q&A

There are a few different options for spark ignited (SI) stationary engine compliance in accordance to 40 CFR Part 60 subpart JJJJ. The following options are mandatory for engine manufacturer certification: (a) All engines below 19kW (b) Gasoline engines between 19 kW and 100 kW (c) LPG rich burn engines between 19 kW and 130Continued

Large Spark Ignited Engine Certification

Engine Certification Requirements The engine and equipment manufacturing industry face heavy regulation from two main government bodies. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resource Board (ARB) both regulate emissions from mobile and stationary sources. Regulatory devices include extensive testing and application procedures in order to legally market and sell engines, equipmentContinued

TPEM Overview

What is TPEM? TPEM or “Tier 4 Flex” is a program created by the U.S. EPA that allows original equipment manufacturers to continue selling Tier 3 engines after Tier 4 emission standards have been implemented.  The intent of this program is to help ease equipment manufacturers through the transition to Tier 4 requirements and toContinued

Importing Off-Road Diesel Engines Into Canada

This analysis is based largely on the “OFF-ROAD COMPRESSION-IGNITION ENGINE EMISSION REGULATIONS” under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.  This guidance specifically covers a multitude of different scenarios that each have unique requirements including: Products sold concurrently in the USA and Canada using EPA certified engines. Products sold concurrently in the USA and Canada usingContinued

Summary of EPA’s RICE Rule Amendments Reconsideration

Summary of EPA’s RICE Rule Amendments Reconsideration On January 14, 2013 the US EPA finalized amendments to their stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) NESHAP subpart ZZZZ rule.   The amendments were finalized less than 120 days before the May 3, 2013 compliance date, which triggered sources to petition the EPA for compliance extensions.  The threeContinued

Airborne Toxic Control Measure Analysis

All portable engines having a maximum rated horsepower of 50 bhp and greater and fueled with diesel are subject to this regulation. The following portable engines are not subject to this regulation: Any engine used to propel mobile equipment or a motor vehicle Any portable engine using an alternative fuel; Dual-fuel diesel pilot engines thatContinued

CARB ATCM 2012 Analysis

Summary An brief analysis of the engines and equipment affected by the CARB 2012 Airborne Toxin Control Measure. This paper outlines the regulatory framework of the 2012 CARB ATCM as well as allowances and reporting requirements. All portable engines having a maximum rated horsepower of 50 bhp and greater and fueled with diesel are subjectContinued

EPA Diagnostic and Torque Broadcasting Requirements

§ 1045.110   How must my engines diagnose malfunctions? The following engine-diagnostic requirements apply for engines equipped with three-way catalysts and closed-loop control of air-fuel ratios: (a) Equip your engines with a diagnostic system . Equip each engine with a diagnostic system that will detect significant malfunctions in its emission control system using one of the following protocols:Continued