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Germany to introduce PTI particulate filter check on 1 January 2023.

19 June 2021                        Source: Verkehrsblatt

8 July 2021                           Source: PTB

After The Netherlands and Belgium, Germany has now also passed a law to introduce particle number measurement into the periodic technical inspecion. Starting from January 2023, the particle test will only be introduced for Euro 6/VI diesel vehicles (cars and commercial vehicles). The new measurement method will replace the opacity (smoke) measurement for the vehicles concerned.

The PTI test procedure was published in Verkehrsblatt number 8 in Amendment 86  on 30 April 2021, Änderung der Richtlinie für die Durchführung der Untersuchung der Abgase von Kraftfahrzeugen nach Nummer 6.8.2 der Anlage VIIIa Straßenverkehrs-Zulassungs-Ordnung (StVZO) (AU-Richtlinie)

The specification of the particle counter was published on July 8th, 2021 by the Physikalische Technische Bundesanstalt in document PTB-A 12.16 Partikelzähler

The specification  of the calibration of the PN-counter was published in Verkehrsblatt number 11 in Amendment 133  on 15 June 2021, Richtlinie zur Kalibrierung von Abgasmessgeräten, die für die Untersuchung der Abgase von Kraftfahrzeugen nach Nummer 6.8.2 der Anlage VIIIa StVZO eingesetzt werden (“AU-Geräte Kalibrierrichtlinie“)

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The book 'Roet in beeld' has been published.

11 June 2021                      Source: ETS

 

'Roet in beeld' describes the new particulate filter check for periodic technical inspections that will be introduced in The Netherlands and Belgium on 1 July 2022. In December 2021 the English translation titled "Particles Matter" will be published.

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Belgium to introduce PTI particulate filter check on 1 July 2022.

31 March 2021                          Source: VRT

 

The Belgian authorities have announced the introduction of a PTI particulate filter check for Euro 5 and 6 cars and vans. The check will come into effect on 1 July 2022. The PTI threshold limit value has been set at 1,000,000 (one million) particles per cubic centimetre for both vehicle types.

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PTI particulate filter check to be introduced in the Netherlands on 1 July 2022.   

20 January 2021                          Source: Staatscourant

 

Authorities amend Vehicles Regulation (Road Traffic Act). New particulate filter check for diesel-powered cars, vans and lorries to be included in Dutch PTI as of 1 July 2022.

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Germany postpones the introduction of particulate filter check.

4 September 2020                        Source: Der Spiegel

 

German authorities have postponed the introduction of a PTI particulate filter check, originally planned for 1 January 2021. More time is needed to define the calibration procedures for the particle counter. The new PTI particulate filter check is not expected before the middle of 2023.

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Institute for Metrology and Technology (NMi) issues first type approval for particle counter.

10 July 2020                                 Source: NMi

 

NMi-Certin has granted Dutch manufacturer TEN type approval for its PTI particle counter.

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No more broken and discarded soot filters on Dutch roads.

3 December 2019                        Source: TNO press release

 

The introduction of a PTI particulate filter check will ensure that faulty particulate filters are repaired or replaced. If remedial measures are not viable, vehicles may even be taken off the road. It is expected that the introduction of a particulate filter check will cause effective emissions from diesel vehicles fitted with a DPF to fall by 40 to 50%, while total PM emissions from vehicles in the Netherlands will be reduced by approximately 8%.

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Dutch to check particulate filter during roadside vehicle inspections.

21 November 2019                      Source: Staatscourant

 

Authorities in the Netherlands have amended the Vehicles Regulations (part of the Road Traffic Act). The development and implementation of a particle test for diesel-powered cars, vans and lorries fitted with a DPF also allows vehicle particulate emissions to be checked during roadside inspections.

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Parliamentary motion Hoogland / Van Tongeren.             

29 October 2015                         Source: Staatscourant

 

The Dutch Lower House has requested the government to introduce an effective method for testing harmful exhaust emissions during the periodic technical inspection (PTI).