3 May 2006

CleanAIR Systems of Santa Fe, New Mexico, has been selected to design and supply sixteen diesel particulate filter systems to eliminate visible black smoke and reduce PM emissions at a power generation plant in the City of Manassas, Virginia.

After completing a two-year study, the Virginia Municipal Electric Association (VMEA), a seven-member purchase power group including the City of Manassas, established a pilot program in November of 2005 to install the first of sixteen exhaust filter/silencer systems on their diesel generator sets powered by Caterpillar 3516A engines. After satisfactory completion of the pilot program, CleanAIR has been contracted to install the remaining fifteen filter/silencer systems at the VMEA Generation Plant.

The VMEA’s stand-by gensets have been fitted with the CleanAIR PERMIT™ Filter, a passively regenerated diesel particulate filter which utilizes a catalyzed cordierite wall-flow monolith substrate. The PERMIT™ filter has been verified by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) as a Level 3 device, which reduces more than 85% of PM emitted by diesel emergency stand-by generators.

Source: CleanAIR Systems