The Diesel Smoke Metre (DSM) upgrade, (also known as Euro 6), has been passed to introduce the lower levels of emissions for the UK MOT test.

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The DSM software update is going ahead from the 20th May 2018. The change affects Euro 4, 5 and 6.

This means that all MOT stations are required to carry out the new lower levels of emissions from Euro 6 by this date. To do this, the software on all diesel testing units MUST be updated on this date. Therefore, these units MUST have the new software prior to this in order to carry on testing diesel engines.

What is Euro 6?

Euro 6 is the sixth instalment of the European Union, which aims to significantly reduce the levels of harmful car and van exhaust emissions in diesel engines.

Euro 6 regulations has permitted a dramatic drop in emissions limits to a maximum of 80mg/km, compared to 180mg/km that was previously required to meet the Euro 5 emissions standards.

Euro 6 was introduced in December 2015, where all mass-produced cars sold from this data have to meet these emission requirements.

Is my emissions unit Euro 6 compatible?

The Euro 6 emissions standards requires the greatest emissions reduction of any previous stage along the European regulatory oathway. Unfortunately, not al emissions units wil be capable of displaying the lower diesel levels or incorporate the additional test limits and processes. To find out if your Crypton or Omitec machine is compatible, please visit our FAQ page.

For more information, please visit our FAQ page or call Crypton on 0844 665 7613.


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