Pollution Control Department
This Article is part of the Thai Motorcycle Law
The department is also reverenced to as the Thai Automotive Emissions Laboratory or PCD for short.
The Automotive Emissions Laboratory of the Pollution Control Department (PCD), founded in 1996. In October 1997 the department received permission from the Treasury Department to utilize the Crown Property’s area of 2-2-63 Rai at Tambon Rangsit, Thanyaburi, Patumtani, for construction of the Automotive Emissions Laboratory. In December 1997 Construction of the Laboratory began. Mid May 1998 the first monitoring equipment was installed. In January 1999 the Pollution Control Department / Automotive Emissions Laboratory staff received training from German experts. May 1999 the construction of the facility and equipment installation were completed and approved by the Pollution Control Department.
July 1999, the Automotive Emissions Laboratory began providing testing services for government and private agencies. Three years after the construction of the laboratory began the Automotive Emissions Laboratory the Automotive Emissions Laboratory was certified by TISI.
Also in December 1999, the Motorcycle and other motor vehicle safety requirements and emissions standards were issued.
In June 2000 the Automotive Emissions Laboratory opened officially.
The Motorcycle Laboratory uses direct measurement and Constant Volume Sampler (CVS) measurement to monitor the following vehicle exhaust components: Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Hydrocarbon (HC), and Nitrous Oxide (NOX). The chassis dynamometer can handle vehicle weights between 100-450 kg at a maximum speed of 200 km/h.
Automotive Emissions Laboratory Testing Fees
| 1. Motorcycle || Testing Fee (Baht)
| 1.1 Emission Test || 25,500
| 1.2 White Smoke Test || 5,000
| 1.3 Idle Emission Test || 1,500
| 1.4 Performance Test || 17,000