Kaohsiung diesel power station maintenance and management plans were an operation and maintenance of the dynamometer testing stations belonging to Kaohsiung EPA including Gangshan Station, Renwu Station, Xiaogang station to perform the diesel emissions testing operation. It mainly focused on the diesel vehicles traveling in the city or passing through the city. The testing was through a visual determination of smoke, public prosecution, self-management, automated inspection and retesting for the unqualified vehicles with the executed number by using full load, no load, visual determination of smoke and license plate recognition system, based on the calculation of the ratio of the controlled diesel vehicles in use in 2012 EPA evaluation points. In 2012, the rate of controlled diesel vehicles reaches 47.0%; 2013 64.0%.
To draft “The diesel vehicles pollution improvement policy of Kaohsiung stationary pollution source emission reductions tradeoff,” two years were spent to inventory Lin Yuan Industrial Zone , Linhai Industrial Park, Dafa Industrial Zone, Renda Industrial Zone, to name a few and invite them to join the self-management. The counselling factories added the rules that “In Kaohsiung-Pingtung air quality area, diesel vehicles passenger and freight industry self-management common norms" should be added to the traveling diesel vehicles. After obtaining the pollution classification approved label, the vehicles were allowed into the factories. Eight factories have done the addition of the rule, namely CPC Corporation, Taiwan, Oriental Union Chemical Corporation, Union Chemical Technology Co., Ltd. …etc. In 2012, there was a total of 145 motorcade including 2,697 vehicles joining the self-management; in 2013, there was a total of 180 motorcade including 2,063 vehicles joining the self-management. The plan, for the first time, put control on Kaohsiung Port Area by drafting the autonomy regulations on “the diesel vehicle exhaust control in Kaohsiung City specific air purifier area.” Through multiple sessions of the Port Coordination, the consultations were mainly done with Taiwan International Ports Corporation Ltd. In addition to asking them to provide the relevant information of diesel vehicles accessing to the port area, their motorcade should be added to the common standard of self-management on the contract of goods transportation and carriage. The analysis of the vehicles added to the self-management in 2013, including 109 motorcade with 1,235 vehicles, showed the vehicles are with 3-stroke version, reaching up to 35.1%.
Another objective of this plan is to implement the vehicle maintenance and inspection to ensure that vehicles meet the standard, combined with the notion of “maintenance first, inspection second.” The vehicles under self-management should be counselled to go to the maintenance factories approved by EPA for maintenance for testing directly and issuance of qualified label by the maintenance factories; in addition, after self-management vehicles went to the qualified maintenance factories for maintenance, they can also be tested in the diesel vehicles emissions testing stations for the issuance of qualified label after approved. Under the project, 10 approved diesel vehicles maintenance factories are Scania Group Taiwan Branch, Sheng Ye Group (Minzu, Renwu factories) …etc. Two technicians from each factory have completed the “the training of inspectors in charge of diesel vehicles exhaust emissions equipment" and the counselling of the execution ability of diesel motor vehicles exhaust emissions testing methods and procedures—unloaded and extreme acceleration detection.” As for three dynamometer testing stations, the quality assurance, quality control and TAF certified operation are all maintained to ensure the quality of the exhaust inspection in the stations and its test results with credibility. The equipment maintenance in the station includes diesel vehicle testing software updates, maintenance and upgrading peripheral hardware such as compartments engineering, office furniture setup, monitoring system upgrades, installation of water heaters and green landscaping operation and so on.