Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Challenge
Here is another e-mail from CARB.
This is regarding the verification of an on road Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
What is interesting about this email is that it actually contains a link that takes you to another site which contains a number of links.
One of those links takes you to another site which also contains a number of links.
One of those links takes you to a site that actually gives you the information that you need to determine which Diesel Particle Filter you are required to purchase and install on your truck.
It also tells you what you must do to properly maintain the device.
The required Diesel Particle Filters (DPFs) are high maintenance devices.
If an operator is found to not have maintained the device properly, the operator is out of compliance and is subject to enforcement action, which includes, but is not limited to some rather hefty fines.
Also, if the operator installs the wrong DPF, the operator is out of compliance and faces some rather hefty fines, and possibly worse.
Also, the operator must then go out and purchase and install the correct DPF.
Installing the wrong DPF can be a very expensive mistake, because the cost of the new DPF, including installation can be $10,000 or more.
For an interesting exercise, if you find yourself with a lot of extra time on your hands, I recommend that you click on these links and see if you can figure out which DPF you are required to install on a truck that is used for mostly short trips.
Then see if you can figure out which DPF you are required to install on a truck that is used for mostly long trips.
If you are really ambitious, see if you can figure out which DPF you are required to install on a truck that is used for a combination of both short trips and long trips.
After you have done all of that, then see if you can figure out what your are required to do to maintain a DPF (these are high maintenance devices).
Remember that if it is later determined that you have not maintained the DPF in accordance with the guidelines of CARB you are subject to enforcement action, some rather hefty fines and possibly worse.
Also, you might see if you can figure out what training and certification your mechanic must have to maintain one of these devices.