Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 13, 1982.
As of Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1976 and earlier gasoline fueled motor vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-121
  • Executive Order 121 / D121
  • ARB # D-121
  • Executive Order No: D-121
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-121
  • Resolution D-121
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Download: Executive Order D-121 PDF

D-121 Document:



                                               (Page 1 of 2)


                         State of California
                         AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—121
             Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                         of the Vehicle Code


                  LINDBERG COMBUSTION CONTROL SYSTEM


Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section
27156 of the Vehictle Code; and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515
and 39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—5;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Lindberg
Combustion Control System manufactured by the Lindberg International
Corp., Berkeley, California has been found not to reduce the effectiveness
of required motor vehicle pollution control devices and, therefore, is
exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for
1976 and earlier gasoline fueled motor vehicles.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions
for this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different from those submitted by the device manufacturer.>

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device, as
exempted by the Air Resources Board, that adversely affect the performance
8fda vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive
 rder.

Marketing of this device using an identification other than that shown
in this Executive Order or marketing of this device for an application
other than those listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless
prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board. .Exemption of a
kit shall not be construed as an exemption to sell, offer for sale or
advertise any component of a kit as an individual device,

This Executive Order does not constitute any opfhion as to the effect
that the use of this device may have on any warranty either expressed
or implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF
ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY
ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE LINDBERG COMBUSTION CONTROL SYSTEM.

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by Air Resources Board" may be
made with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other
oral or written communication.


LINDBERG INTERNATIONAL                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—121
LINDBERG COMBUSTION CONTROL SYSTEM                    (Page 2 of 2)



Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or
misleading advertising unlawful, and Section 17534 makes violation
punishable as a misdemeanor.

Section 43644 of the Health and Safety Code provides as follows:

     "43644.   (a) No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or
     advertise, or, except in an application to the state board for
     certification of a device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle
     poliution control device for use on any used motor vehicle unless
     that device has been certified by the state board. No person shall
     sell, offer for sale, advertise, or represent any motor vehicle
     pollution control device as a certified device which, in fact, is
     not a certified device.   Any violation of this subdivision is a
     misdemeanor."

Any apparent violation of the conditions of this Executive Order will be
submitted to the Attorney General of California for such action as he
deems advisable.                             <C


Executed at El Monte, California, this    l.'j"‘il day of January, 1982.


                                     l(-/‘QID
                                     K. D. Drachand, Chief
                                     Mobile Source Control Division


                             State of California
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                Staff Report

                              November 25, 1981


Evaluation of Lindberg International Corporations "Lindberg Combustion
Control System" in Accordance with Section 2222, Title 13 of the
California Administrative Code.


I.     INTRODUCTION
       On October 9, 1974, the Lindberg Ecology Corporation was granted

an Executive Order accrediting a retrofit device known as

the Lindberg Combustion Control System as a non—mandatory NOx control

device for 1966 through 1970 motor vehicles.       This company, now known as

Lindberg International, is seeking exemption from the prohibitions of

California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation of the device on

1976 and older vehicles.
II.    DEVICE DESCRIPTION

       The Lindberg system is an injéction system which introduces the

water as sfeam through the positive crankcase vent port of the

carburetor.    The unique feature of this system is the "Reactor" which

controls the fluid flow as a function of exhaust manifold temperature and

vaporizes the water using exhaust manifold heat.       A magnetic valve placed

in the water reservoir acts as a flow limiter and an anti—siphon valve.

The combination of the magnetic valve and the Reactor prevent water from

entering the engine during low demand modes.

III. DEVICE EVALUATION

      , The Lindberg device has been extensively tested and accredited as a

non—mandatory retrofit NOx control device for older vehicles.       This

device is designed to introduce water only during high demand modes.


Systems utilizing similar control concepts have been found not to

increase emissions from late model vehicles.

IV.    RECOMMENDATIONS

      The staff finds that installation of the Lindberg Combustion Control

System will have no adverse effect upon the emissions of a motor vehicle

and recommends that E. 0. D—121 exempting the "Lindberg Combustion

Control System" from the prohbitions of V. C. 27156 be granted.



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:42:53

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