Emissions reduction specialist Eminox Limited has announced that it is the first UK aftermarket manufacturer to receive UNECE Regulation 49 certification for its Euro VI diesel particulate filter (DPF) product range.
Fleet operators can now buy certified original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-quality replacement DPFs from Eminox, without invalidating the manufacturer warranty on their vehicles. DPFs are serviceable components, which, if not maintained correctly, can increase engine loads, causing additional fuel consumption and damaging further components.
The UNECE certification confirms Eminox Aftermarket products meet strict regulations to reduce emissions of gaseous and particulate pollutants from compression-ignition and positive ignition engines. Certification has been awarded following months of predetermined testing at an independent European facility to ensure that the Eminox-manufactured DPFs meet stringent Euro VI emissions limits throughout their lifecycles.
Fleet operators and truck owners can now receive 'like for like' products, either same or next day, from dedicated distributors across Europe, with vehicle downtime kept to a minimum. These OE-quality DPFs will be available at lower prices than those from OEM dealer networks, which makes them a more cost-effective, certified solution.
Neil Koston, Aftermarket Manager for Eminox, said: 'Eminox believes in working with its customers to provide the solutions they need to make a difference to their staff and overall businesses. A malfunctioning DPF is rightly regarded as a health and safety-critical item, just like vehicle glass, seatbelts and airbags. However, it does not just impact the driver, but also the public, by reducing air quality through increased emissions. A working DPF is a vital component of every Euro VI-compliant vehicle.
'As well as having received UNECE certification, our Aftermarket DPFs are Block Exemption Regulation (BER) compliant, which means replacing a blocked or damaged DPF with an Eminox DPF will not conflict with any manufacturer's warranty.
'Whilst DPF cleaning is an alternative option, your vehicle could be off road for up to five days. With an Eminox replacement DPF, this vehicle downtime can be reduced to just 24 hours'
Euro VI regulations are in place to ensure harmful pollutants, known to be carcinogenic and a proven cause of lung cancer, are limited. A malfunctioning or blocked DPF could mean these emissions standards are not met until the product has been replaced or cleaned.