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tru -- ARB publishes TRU Advisory 12-22 on Compliance Requirements for Model Year 2008 and Newer TRU Engines Rated at Less Than 25 Horsepower Posted: 13 Sep 2012 13:11:16
The California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) has posted TRU Advisory 12-22 on the TRU Website. TRU Advisory 12-22 informs owners of model year 2008 and newer diesel-fueled TRU engines that are rated at <25 hp of the compliance steps they need to take to meet ARBís TRU Regulationís Ultra Low Emission TRU (ULETRU) in-use performance standard. More detailed information is provided in TRU Advisory 12-22, which is posted on the TRU Website at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/tru.htm. Background: TRUs are refrigeration systems powered by integral diesel internal combustion engines designed to control the environment of temperature-sensitive products that are transported in trucks, trailers, shipping containers, and railcars. The emissions from these units are a source of unhealthful air pollutants including particulate matter, toxic air contaminants, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons, and pose a potential threat to both public health and the environment. These units often congregate in large numbers at California distribution centers, grocery stores, and other facilities where they run for extended periods of time to ensure their perishable contents remain cold or frozen. These distribution and loading facilities are often in close proximity to schools, hospitals, and residential neighborhoods. In 2004, the TRU Regulation was adopted by the Board to reduce diesel particulate matter emissions from TRUs and TRU generator set engines. Amendments were adopted by the Board in November 2010 and October 2011. Questions related to the TRU ATCM, TRU Advisory 12-22, or registration of TRUs in ARBís Equipment Registration (ARBER) system may be emailed to email@example.com or called in to the TRU Help Line at: 1-888-878-2826.