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Main Title A study of the effectiveness of mechanic training for vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance programs /
Author Michael, R. Bruce.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Inspection and Maintenance Staff.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air, Noise and Radiation, Emission Control Technology Division, Inspection and Maintenance Staff,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-AA-IMS-81-11; EPA-IMS-81-11
Stock Number PB81-219347
OCLC Number 694576425
Subjects Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas ; Automobiles--Maintenance and repair ; Automobile mechanics--Training of ; Vehicle Emissions
Additional Subjects Automobiles ; Maintenance personnel ; Education ; Performance evaluation ; Specialized training ; Maintenance ; Inspection ; Learning curve ;
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA AA-IMS-81-11 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/08/2024
ELCD  EPA IMS-81-11 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 01/14/2011 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB81-219347 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 35 pages : charts ; 28 cm
This report describes a study to determine if a short, practical training course for emissions repairs has a supplementary emission reduction and fuel economy benefit to an inspection and maintenance program. The study was performed in the early part of 1980 in Portland, Oregon. Two matched samples of 21 vehicles each were sent to ten repair facilities before and after the facilities received training. The experiment was blind in that the ten repair facilities did not know that the study was in progress or that the 42 vehicles were in any way connected with EPA. The training course used was a 16 hour course in repairing vehicles which fail an idle emissions test. Vehicles were tested before and after repairs on the Federal Test Procedure and various short tests for emissions and fuel economy. Contractor laboratory personnel then attempted to restore the vehicles to their specifications and vehicles were retested.
Includes bibliographical references (page 32). Technical Report. Cover title. "April, 1981." "EPA-AA-IMS-81-11."