The DVSA have issued the following clarification for MOT test stations regarding the new emissions standards :
“Diesel Smoke Meter upgrades for MOT testing stations
On 20 May 2018, the MOT will be changing with stricter limits for some diesel cars. This will mean upgrading the equipment you use to test for Diesel Smoke Meters. Although most of you are fully prepared for the changes to the MOT, some of you aren’t able to upgrade the software on your equipment, or have new equipment installed, because of delays from the equipment manufacturers.
Testing from 20 May 2018
If you’re affected by the delay, you’ll still be able to continue testing from 20 May 2018. We’ll be issuing a workaround procedure for anyone affected soon, to explain the equipment models that it applies to and details of the procedures. If you haven’t contacted your manufacturer to arrange an upgrade or order new equipment, it’s important that you do. The workaround will only be usable for the equipment or software affected by the manufacturer’s delay.”
We’ll continue keep Testing Stations updated.
Source : www.motester.co.uk