Attwood carbon canister fuel systems receive EPA certification

April 2011 News

LOWELL, Mich. (April 5, 2011) - Attwood Marine is pleased to announce it has received its EPA Certificate of Conformance (COC) for Carbon Canisters for use in trailerable and non-trailerable vessels. Additionally, the Attwood Carbon Canister diurnal and refueling emission control system has completed all development and validation testing and has been released for sale. The Attwood Carbon Canister diurnal and refueling control system meets all EPA, ABYC, USCG and proposed CARB requirements.

With more than 10,000 hours of real world on-water testing combined with industry leading safety features, Attwood has become the preferred fuel system parts supplier to the marine industry. "Attwood designed it's systems to work under the most challenging conditions with built-in redundancy to ensure customer safety" said Chris Drees, president of Attwood. "The systems were also designed with engine performance in mind; ensuring consumers have a trouble-free experience on the water."

Attwood's OEM partners are provided with integration support which includes access to the industry leading Integrated Fuel Portal website. This online tool helps to seamlessly implement components through the tank manufacturers and onto the vessel. "The Integrated Fuel Portal has been an invaluable tool for both the builder and tank manufacturers to implement the new systems", said Brian Scott, category director for fuel systems at Attwood. "Builders will also have access to fuel system technical support throughout the world through the Mercury Marine technical support group."

To date, more than 150 EPA certified system implementations were completed with many more in the queue. Attwood encourages builders to visit or call to schedule a visit to ensure you are taking the proper steps to EPA compliance. Builders should also act to file the necessary paperwork to take advantage of the EPA Diurnal Transition Program. A sample letter and directions how to submit an EPA waiver can be found on the company's web site.

About Attwood Marine

Attwood Marine has been an award winning leader in design, development, testing, and manufacturing of the highest quality boat parts and accessories in the marine industry for over 100 years. Today, Attwood is a broadly diversified supplier of navigational lighting, pumps and blowers, fuel accessories, electrical products, gas springs, trailer components, boat seating, boat covers, and boat bimini tops.

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