CARB Verifies Cleaire LongMile DPF

October 20, 2010

Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls says the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has verified the LongMile diesel particulate filter as Level 3+ for on-road applications. The CARB Level 3+ designation means the LongMile has successfully demonstrated diesel particulate matter (PM) emission reductions of greater than 85% while meeting the NO2 emission standard. The LongMile has passed stringent performance and reliability testing and is compliant with CARB verification requirements which are also recognized by the US EPA.

The CARB verification allows the LongMile to be installed on 1993 through 2006 model year engines from 5.3 to 16 liters. The verification also makes the LongMile eligible for government financial incentive programs used to meet regulatory requirements such as the CARB Fleet Rules and New York Local Laws.

“Based on a unique sintered metal material that is exclusively available to Cleaire, the LongMile provides the highest level of particulate matter reduction, but at about half the exhaust backpressure of a conventional filter,” said Brad Edgar, President and Chief Technical Officer. “This low restriction design is ideally suited for diesel engines utilizing exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology, which can be especially sensitive to exhaust backpressure.”

Additionally, the LongMile’s passive regeneration system, compact size and state of the art monitoring system make it an excellent candidate for retrofitting a very broad range of trucks and buses.