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Title 40Chapter ISubchapter CPart 90Subpart E → §90.411

Title 40: Protection of Environment
Subpart E—Gaseous Exhaust Test Procedures

§90.411   Post-test analyzer procedures.

(a) Perform a HC hang-up check within 60 seconds of the completion of the last mode in the test. Use the following procedure:

(1) Introduce a zero gas or room air into the sample probe or valve V2 (see Figure 2 in Appendix B of Subpart D) to check the “hangup zero” response. Simultaneously start a time measurement.

(2) Select the lowest HC range used during the test.

(3) Within four minutes of beginning the time measurement in paragraph (a)(1) of this section, the difference between the zero gas response and the hang-up zero response may not be greater than 5.0 percent of full scale or 10 ppmC, whichever is greater.

(b) Begin the analyzer span checks within six minutes after the completion of the last mode in the test. Record for each analyzer the zero and span response for each range used during the preceding test or test segment.

(c) If during the test, the filter element(s) were replaced or cleaned, a vacuum check must be performed per §90.324(a) immediately after the span checks. If the vacuum side leak check does not meet the requirements of §90.324(a), the test is void.

(d) Read and record the post-test data specified in §90.405(e).

(e) For a valid test, the analyzer drift between the before-segment and after-segment span checks for each analyzer must meet the following requirements:

(1) The span drift (defined as the change in the difference between the zero response and the span response) may not exceed two percent of full-scale chart deflection for each range used.

(2) The zero response drift may not exceed two percent of full-scale chart deflection for each range used above 155 ppm (or ppm C), or three percent of full-scale chart deflection for each range below 155 ppm (or ppm C).

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