(a) Calibrations shall be performed as specified in §§ 86.1318 through 86.1326.
(b) At least monthly or after any maintenance which could alter calibration, the following calibrations and checks shall be performed:
(1) Calibrate the hydrocarbon analyzer, carbon dioxide analyzer, carbon monoxide analyzer, and oxides of nitrogen analyzer (certain analyzers may require more frequent calibration depending on the equipment and use). New calibration curves need not be generated each month if the existing curve meets the requirements of §§ 86.1321 through 86.1324.
(2) Calibrate the engine dynamometer flywheel torque and speed measurement transducers, and calculate the feedback signals to the cycle verification equipment.
(3) Check the oxides of nitrogen converter efficiency.
(c) At least weekly or after any maintenance which could alter calibration, the following checks shall be performed:
(1) Perform a CVS system verification.
(2) Check the shaft torque feedback signal at steady-state conditions by comparing:
(i) Shaft torque feedback to dynamometer beam load; or
(ii) By comparing in-line torque to armature current; or
(iii) By checking the in-line torque meter with a dead weight per § 86.1308(e).
(d) The CVS positive displacement pump or critical flow venturi shall be calibrated following initial installation, major maintenance or as necessary when indicated by the CVS system verification (described in § 86.1319 ).
(e) Sample conditioning columns, if used in the CO analyzer train, should be checked at a frequency consistent with observed column life or when the indicator of the column packing begins to show deterioration.
(f) For diesel fuel testing only. The carbon monoxide analyzer shall be calibrated at least every two months or after any maintenance which could alter calibration.
[59 FR 48530, Sept. 21, 1994, as amended at 60 FR 34371, June 30, 1995; 62 FR 47126, Sept. 5, 1997]
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