The Light Duty Inter-Laboratory Correlation Exercise (ILCE) final report, performed with the 'PMP Golden Vehicle' at nine laboratories in the EU, Korea and Japan to demonstrate repeatability and reproducibility of the particle number concentration emissions measurement techniques proposed by the Particle Measurement Program (PMP), was released in 2007. The ILCE was conducted by the Korea Particle Measurement Program (KPMP) with a domestic diesel passenger vehicle equipped with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) between three certification laboratories and the research center of an automotive manufacturer to meet future regulations (EURO 5 and EURO 6) of particle number concentration for light-duty vehicles in early 2008. This research focused on measuring the particulate matter emission (particle number and mass) levels of a representative light-duty diesel passenger vehicle during new European driving cycle (NEDC) mode to analyze the repeatability and reproducibility between laboratories in Korea. From the ILCE test results in Korea, the mean total particle number concentration levels ranged from 5.43E+10 #/km to 1.58E+11 #/km and 0.0003 g/km to 0.0036 g/km for particle mass. Repeatability between participating laboratories ranged from 32% to 66% for particle number, 11% to 70% for particle mass; the reproducibility level was 46% for particle number, and 66% for particle mass emission.
- Inter-laboratory correlation exercise
- Particulate matter
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering