40 CFR § 1065.303 - Summary of required calibration and verifications.

§ 1065.303 Summary of required calibration and verifications.

The following table summarizes the required and recommended calibrations and verifications described in this subpart and indicates when these have to be performed:

Table 1 of § 1065.303 - Summary of Required Calibration and Verifications

Type of calibration or verification Minimum frequency 1
§ 1065.305: Accuracy, repeatability and noise Accuracy: Not required, but recommended for initial installation.
Repeatability: Not required, but recommended for initial installation.
Noise: Not required, but recommended for initial installation.
§ 1065.307: Linearity verification Speed: Upon initial installation, within 370 days before testing and after major maintenance.
Torque: Upon initial installation, within 370 days before testing and after major maintenance.
Electrical power, current, and voltage: Upon initial installation, within 370 days before testing and after major maintenance. 2
Fuel flow rate: Upon initial installation, within 370 days before testing, and after major maintenance.
DEF flow: Upon initial installation, within 370 days before testing, and after major maintenance.
Intake-air, dilution air, diluted exhaust, and batch sampler flow rates: Upon initial installation, within 370 days before testing and after major maintenance, unless flow is verified by propane check or by carbon or oxygen balance.
Raw exhaust flow rate: Upon initial installation, within 185 days before testing and after major maintenance, unless flow is verified by propane check or by carbon or oxygen balance.
Gas dividers: Upon initial installation, within 370 days before testing, and after major maintenance.
Gas analyzers (unless otherwise noted): Upon initial installation, within 35 days before testing and after major maintenance.
FTIR and photoacoustic analyzers: Upon initial installation, within 370 days before testing and after major maintenance.
GC-ECD: Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
PM balance: Upon initial installation, within 370 days before testing and after major maintenance.
Pressure, temperature, and dewpoint: Upon initial installation, within 370 days before testing and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.308: Continuous gas analyzer system response and updating-recording verification - for gas analyzers not continuously compensated for other gas species Upon initial installation or after system modification that would affect response.
§ 1065.309: Continuous gas analyzer system-response and updating-recording verification - for gas analyzers continuously compensated for other gas species Upon initial installation or after system modification that would affect response.
§ 1065.310: Torque Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.315: Pressure, temperature, dewpoint Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.320: Fuel flow Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.325: Intake flow Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.330: Exhaust flow Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.340: Diluted exhaust flow (CVS) Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.341: CVS and batch sampler verification 3 Upon initial installation, within 35 days before testing, and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.342 Sample dryer verification For thermal chillers: Upon installation and after major maintenance.
For osmotic membranes; Upon installation, within 35 days of testing, and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.345: Vacuum leak For laboratory testing: Upon initial installation of the sampling system, within 8 hours before the start of the first test interval of each duty-cycle sequence, and after maintenance such as pre-filter changes.
For field testing: After each installation of the sampling system on the vehicle, prior to the start of the field test, and after maintenance such as pre-filter changes.
§ 1065.350: CO2 NDIR H2O interference Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.355: CO NDIR CO2 and H2O interference Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.360: FID calibration THC FID optimization, and THC FID verification Calibrate all FID analyzers: Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
Optimize and determine CH4 response for THC FID analyzers: Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
Verify CH4 response for THC FID analyzers: Upon initial installation, within 185 days before testing, and after major maintenance.
Verify C2H6 response for THC FID analyzers if used for NMNEHC determination: Upon initial installation, within 185 days before testing, and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.362: Raw exhaust FID O2 interference For all FID analyzers: Upon initial installation, and after major maintenance.
For THC FID analyzers: Upon initial installation, after major maintenance, and after FID optimization according to § 1065.360.
§ 1065.365: Nonmethane cutter penetration Upon initial installation, within 185 days before testing, and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.366: Interference verification for FTIR analyzers Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.369: H2O, CO, and CO2 interference verification for ethanol photoacoustic analyzers Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.370: CLD CO2 and H2O quench Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.372: NDUV HC and H2O interference Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.375: N2O analyzer interference Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.376: Chiller NO2 penetration Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.378: NO2-to-NO converter conversion Upon initial installation, within 35 days before testing, and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.390: PM balance and weighing Independent verification: Upon initial installation, within 370 days before testing, and after major maintenance.
Zero, span, and reference sample verifications: Within 12 hours of weighing, and after major maintenance.
§ 1065.395: Inertial PM balance and weighing Independent verification: Upon initial installation, within 370 days before testing, and after major maintenance.
Other verifications: Upon initial installation and after major maintenance.

1 Perform calibrations and verifications more frequently than we specify, according to measurement system manufacturer instructions and good engineering judgment.

2 Perform linearity verification either for electrical power or for current and voltage.

3 The CVS verification described in § 1065.341 is not required for systems that agree within ±2% based on a chemical balance of carbon or oxygen of the intake air, fuel, and diluted exhaust.

[81 FR 74164, Oct. 25, 2016]