New CARB Opacity Standard effective July 1, 2019.
On July 1, 2019, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved amendments to the HDVIP and PSIP regulations went into effect.
- Requires persons who conduct PSIP opacity testing to obtain a CARB-approved smoke tester identification number.
- Fleet owners or employees who conduct opacity tests on their own vehicles are required to take an online course, which will be offered at no cost through CARB’s website.
- Current tester certificates will remain valid through the certificates expiration date.
- All smoke opacity test limits must adhere to the amended regulation requirements
California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET)
Attend school and get certified. Click on "CCDET" (link to ARB web site):
For California, Vehicle is subject to HDVIP and or PSIP
Those vehicles 2016 and older subject to Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program (HDVIP) and or Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) needs to be smoke opacity tested with a BT 2000 type SAE J1667 smoke opacity meter before the end of 2019 calendar year. If you have any questions or doubts, about when to start opacity testing for your vehicles, contact the ARB.
Small & Large Fleet Owners and Data Base Managers
- Large Fleet owners
- Fleet Managers of Trucking Firms
- Large Corporation with many trucks
- Data Base Managers
The BT2000 is one of the best smoke meter on the market that simplifies fleet owner and data base manager requirements for record keeping*.
For example, the Beryl Technologies BT2000 is the only meter on the market the has 6 ways to store, print, display, or analysis all of the first 8 parts of California's regulations, CCR Title 13, Section 2194 (a), record keeping requirements.
The BT2000 Smoke meter is the only meter with optional 2D Barcode reader. The optional 2D BarCode Reader and the BT2000 Smoke meter allows the meter operator to quickly and accurately load the test site information, vehicle information, and tester information. From power "on" to start smoke test, the BT2000 smoke meter will be ready to start test in less than a minute.
The "BTLink" software with the BT2000 allows the meter operator to download the test results in several file formats (html, CSV, and excel). The xml data format and custom data base formats are also and available as a meter software download options (call for more information).
The CSV, excel, and xml files are the most useful methods to allow large fleets and trucking firms enter data into there own data bases.
The each vehicle is subject to annual testing (retested within 12 months of the previous test, see CCR title 13, Section 2193, part c). The test records are required to be keep for two years after the date of inspection (CCR Title 13, Section 2192, part a 9). Putting the data into a secure data base, simplifies the record keeping requirement.
Reminder: Always print a standard meter printout after each smoke test and sign it with a wet signature.
| 1: Meter Printout
Print Test from Meter
| 2: PC Download
Print Test from PC
| 3: PC Download
Excel Spread Sheet
| 4: PC Download
Print Smoke Certificate
| 5: PC Cloud
Smoke Test Certificate
About SAE J1667
Snap acceleration smoke test procedure for heavy-duty diesel powered vehicles
Click on "SAE J1667" for more info (link to ARB web site):
Beryl Technologies Declaration
Beryl Technologies notarized declarations to the Air Resource Board (ARB), stating that BT2000 meters meet all the SAE J1667 specifications.