All of Veneporte’s product range is homologated and respects the most restrict legal norms in force.
What is homologation?
Homologation is a process with the goal of assuring, together with the different governmental entities, that the manufactured and marketed products have all the conditions to respect the manufacturers' standards, the national legislation, the EEC and UN regulations.
This way, it's possible to guarantee the quality and performance of the original equipment in a replacing piece.
Types of testing
To be homologated, the components must surpass all the necessary tests to obtain the authorities' approval.
In Veneporte, the components are subject to tests of counterpressure, vibration, corrosion, assembling essay, pollutant gases emissions (catalytic converters), particles emissions (particulate filters), dynamic and static noise essay (silencers).
How to verify if the equipment is homologated?
Until 1993, the Homologations of the different exhaust system components were made by TÜV in Germany, being recognized as valid in the countries of the then EEC.
After 1993, there was an evolution in the requirements, obligating the component codification to respect certain rules.
Homologated components features
A homologated equipment exhibits noise and counterpressure levels identical to the original equipment, respects the requirements of European Union emissions level standards, displays indicators of a product with durability identical to the OEM/OES products and doesn’t change the motor's performance.
To mention, in the European Union, the installation of non-homologated components is illegal.
Non-homologated components features
A non-homologated component might have an incorrect size and a wrong counterpressure, exhibits pollutant emissions levels above the original and/or above the European norms’ limits, triggers errors in the vehicle and has a lifespan way lower than the expected.
By using non-homologated equipment, you are compromising the performance and correct operation of your vehicle, increasing the emissions of harmful gases and potentializing serious public health problems, once this type of equipment normally doesn’t respect the requirements demanded to the original components neither the norms imposed by the European Union.
The installation of non-homologated equipment is subjected to the imposition of fines and the responsibility, lies in the first instance, over the person/company that performed the installation.