Emissions Laboratory

Emissions Laboratory

Emissions Laboratory

TRC’s capabilities include exhaust and evaporative emissions testing within our 24,000-square-foot Emissions Laboratory. The facility provides engine and chassis dynamometer-based exhaust emissions and fuel economy testing.

Experience:

  • Gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuel engines and vehicles
  • Light-duty vehicle, motorcycle and all-terrain vehicles
  • Lawn and garden utility
  • Exhaust and evaporative emissions certification: EPA, California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
  • Fuel, additive, lubricant and aftermarket parts validation
  • Intake valve and port fuel injector deposit testing
  • Fuel blending, storage, and dispensing
  • Fuel and lubricant analysis
  • Fuel system component durability and fuel compatibility testing

Capabilities:

  • Analytical and fuel analysis laboratories:
    • Fuel Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) — American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) D1591
    • Gasoline and Diesel Distillation Curve — ASTM D86
    • Fuel Gum Test — ASTM B381
    • Fuel Ethanol Content up to 20 percent using a Wilks Analyzer
  • Deterioration Factor (DF) Service Accumulation for Motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs and light duty vehicles
  • Periodic injector flow restriction measurement
  • Intake Valve Deposit (IVD) testing
  • CARB BMW 10,000-mile (16,093 km) intake valve test = 900 miles (1,448 km) a day
  • Road-load coastdowns

All U.S. chassis emissions testing and most European and Japanese chassis emissions testing can be conducted at the TRC Emissions Laboratory.