RYPOS and Utility Trailer Sales Provide CARB Inspectors with TRU Regulation Information and Diesel Particulate Filter Demo

By Eco News Network

RYPOS Inc. and Utility Trailer Sales of Southern California recently provided 25 Air Resources Board (ARB) inspectors in California with a demonstration of diesel particulate filters in conjunction with a review of the new California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations for TRUs set to go into effect later this year.

Rypos and Utility Trailer Sales of Southern CA provide CARB inspectors with information on Rypos and Proventia diesel particulate filters

ARB inspectors will be responsible for monitoring compliance with the new regulations for all reefers traveling in and through California starting with checking for compliance with the August 1, 2009 deadline for all owner/operators to register their TRU unit with the State.

The new regulation requires all refrigerated trailers and bobtail units that operate in California and that are more than seven years old, to be modified or replaced to reduce particulate matter emissions. Depending on the model year of the reefer unit, the unit manufacturer and the model year of the engine, it is possible to modify a non-compliant refrigeration unit to meet the new regulation by adding a diesel particulate filter.

The RYPOS DPF/LETRU and the Proventia FTF and Bobtail FTF, both exclusively distributed in North American by RYPOS, enable TRU fleet owners to retrofit their fleets of Carrier and Thermo King TRUs.

“RYPOS filters provide the lowest total cost of compliance to meet the CARB Low-Emission Transport Refrigeration Unit (LETRU) In–Use Performance Standard,” commented Peter Bransfield, CEO of RYPOS, Inc.

“Now that California has raised the bar on both particulate matter emissions from diesel refrigeration units and allowable greenhouse gas emissions from tractor fuel usage while pulling 53-foot trailers, other states may soon follow suit,” said Thayne Stanger, general manager of Utility Trailer Sales of Southern California. “We are interested in helping our customers meet the regulations and the CARB to enforce them effectively, which is one of the reasons we partnered with RYPOS on this educational day.”

Utility Trailer Sales of Southern California is a wholly owned subsidiary of Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s leading manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight, flatbed, and curtain sided trailers.

Utility Trailer Sales of Southern California is one of the largest repair and refurbish facilities in Southern California, working to bring older refrigerated trailers into compliance with the current state codes. Quality, refurbished, compliant refrigerated trailers can save the buyer substantial dollars over the life of their investment. Utility Trailer Sales of Southern California is located in Fontana, California and can be reached at 1-800-766-4887.

The RYPOS DPF/LETRU is a highly effective self-cleaning diesel exhaust filter that uses an electrically conductive sintered metal fiber medium and electrical power from the TRU to regenerate the filter when needed. The Proventia FTF and the Proventia Bobtail FTF, both passive flow-through filters that use engine exhaust temperature to regenerate the filters. Filter kits for most TRU models are available for immediate delivery and can be ordered by calling 800-609-4021 or emailing dgd@rypos.com

RYPOS Inc. is a privately held company with operations in Holliston, Mass., and Long Beach, Calif. The company’s leading edge products for diesel exhaust filtration utilize patented electrical regeneration strategy and technology.  The flexible and scalable designs have applications in on-road, off-road, stationary, and marine markets.