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Main Title Recommended specifications for emission inspection analyzers : technical report. /
Author Clemmens, William D. ; Clemmens, William B.
CORP Author Clemmens, William B.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-AA-IMS-80-5-B; EPA 454-R-80-002
Stock Number PB81-153504
OCLC Number 54800735
Subjects Automobiles--Pollution control devices. ; Motor vehicles--Inspection. ; Motor vehicles--Emission control.
Additional Subjects Motor vehicles ; Exhaust emissions ; Inspection ; Air pollution ; Performance evaluation ; Regulations ; Maintenance ; Standards ; State government ;
Internet Access
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https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=9100P76N.PDF
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 454-R-80-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/04/2011
EKBD  EPA-AA-IMS-80-5-B Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/21/2011
ELCD  EPA AA-IMS-80-5-B NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 02/23/2011
NTIS  PB81-153504 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 64 p. ; 28 cm.
Abstract
Recently, there has been more emphasis on checking the performance of in-use vehicles. This is occurring through the implementation of state inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs as well as the forthcoming emission repair warranty regulations (207(b)) authorized by the Clean Air Act. Practically all of the I/M data will be generated by field emission inspection analyzers (as opposed to laboratory equipment) in both centralized programs (i.e. central inspection lanes) and decentralized programs (i.e. inspection conducted by independent service centers). This data will affect the consumer through required maintenance, the automobile manufacturer through warranty claims, the State through emission credits, and the EPA through its ability to judge the effectiveness of the individual I/M programs. Obviously, a fundamental issue that an I/M program must deal with is the accuracy and validity of the test data taken under these programs. An inseparable part of that issue is the quality of the equipment used to obtain the data. Various state and trade associations have developed standards to control the quality of the equipment used, but as yet there are no nationally accepted minimum standards for inspection analyzers. An examination of the data validity issue should then encompass both -- Is the data generated under present conditions sufficiently valid, and -- Is there a need for minimum quality standards for inspection analyzers. The subject of this report deals with these questions and issues.
Notes
September, 1980."