The FAD-QS evaluates exhaust aftertreatment systems for diesel engines of different application categories, mainly in the after-market.
It labels exhaust aftertreatment systems that were tested in respect to their specific application and evaluated according to criteria of a broad practical experience in manufacture and use. By this the choice of the appropriate system is alleviated for manufacturer and user.
The FAD test criteria allow for an objective evaluation of the exhaust after-treatment systems’ functionality and suitability for the most varied fields and conditions of use of the diesel engine. The FAD test criteria are based on national and international standards and regulations. The seal is awarded in function of the test results, considering the specific nature of each system as well as basic conditions specific of the application.
The FAD-Quality Seal is a quality standard which is not legally binding. It serves for voluntary functionality control and quality assurance of exhaust aftertreatment technologies for diesel engines of the most varied categories of use, primarily in the after-market.
The FAD-Quality Seal is awarded to exhaust after-treatment systems in the sector of diesel engines. The products are grouped according to their purpose of use and important engine categories. The scope of validity and action of the FAD-Quality Seal extends to all forms of diesel engine exhaust aftertreatment, i.e. aftertreatment systems, partial systems and sensors, such as:
The scope of the FAD Quality Seal also extends to all exhaust after-treatment systems and combustion engine components for different types of fuels (blends) which thermodynamically function according to the diesel process.
The FAD-Quality Seal marks exhaust after-treatment systems tested on the basis of the FAD test requirements and found to meet all quality test criteria in terms of:
The quality requirements and test criteria are continuously adjusted to changing framework conditions and to the state of the art by the FAD.
The testing procedure and quality requirements are based on a wide experience of the association’s members in the field of research, manufacture and the application of technologies for an efficient reduction of pollutant emission
The FAD-Quality Seal is a standard of the industry for the objective evaluation of exhaust aftertreatment technologies for diesel engines.
The FAD-Quality Seal is awarded under the sole responsibility of
Institute for efficient and environmentally compatible drive technologies
within the framework of a contract for cooperation.
It is the responsibility of the above company to carry out the award procedure, the award of the FAD-Quality Seal, as well as to supervise the imposition and initiation of sanctions in case the quality seal is used illegally.
The list of exhaust aftertreatment systems certified according to the FAD-Quality Seal will be publicized on the internet under www.fad-diesel.de and under www.argomotive.de .