Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 23, 1982.
As of Sunday, December 9th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1982 and older gasoline and propane vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-127
  • Executive Order 127 / D127
  • ARB # D-127
  • Executive Order No: D-127
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-127
  • Resolution D-127
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Download: Executive Order D-127 PDF

D-127 Document:



                                                (Page 1 of 2)

                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—127
                 Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                             of the Vehicle Code


                          OCTAMETER INJECTION SYSTEM


Pufiéuant to the Authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156
of the Vehicle 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 Octameter
Injection System manufactured by EPM Industries, Inc. Broken Arrow, OK 74012
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 1982 and older gasoline and propane
powered 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
of a vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive
Order.

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 opinion 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 OCTAMETER INJECTION SYSTEM.


OCTAMETER INJECTION SYSTEM                       EXECUTIVE ORDER D—127
                                                    (Page 2 of 2)



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
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
    pollution 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.                                   /4?/


Executed at El Monte, CaTifornia, this    ‘21;        day of September, 1982.



                                                   #
                                          . D. Drachand, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Control Division


                               State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                   Staff Report
                                  August 3, 1982

EVALUATION OF EPM INDUSTRIES, INC‘s "OCTAMETER INJECTION SYSTEM" IN ACCORDANCE
WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE FOR
EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEKICLE CODE SECTION 27156


INTRODUCTION:

      EPM Industries, Inc. Broken Arrow, OK 74012 has requested that the

"Octameter Injection System" be exempted from the prohibitions of California
Vehicle Code Section 27156 for 1982 and older model year vehicles with

gasoline and propane fueled engines.

      The Octameter Injection System is an aftermarket add—on device.     It

injects a water/alcohol vapor mixture to supplement the engine‘s air/fuel

charge.    This type of device is commonly referred to as a vapor injector.
DEVICE DESCRIPTION

      The Octameter Injection System consists of an enclosed 1.25 quart

capacity plastic reservoir with a metered air bleed, a water/alcohol mixture

called Octamite Formula, an adjustable flow control vaive and connective

tubings.

      The reservoir (see Figure 1) contains the following features:

      1.    A removable cap for refilling the reservoir;

      2.     The Barometric Altitude Selector (BAS)} which serves as an

            adjustable inlet for air bleed.   On top of the BAS is an adjusting

            knob with corresponding altitute settings varying in one thousand

            feet increments.   A phamplet is supplied by the manufacturer with
            the elevation of major cities;


      3.   A foam type filter covering the air inlet;

      4.   A connection port with a 0.022 inch orifice allowing vapor from the

           reservoir to be drawn into the engine;

      5.   An air transmission tube which serves as a stand pipe to the BAS;

           and            ;

      6.   An air dispefger which purportedly breaks up the air being drawn

           through it to small bub51es.

      The applicant submitted a report on the chemical composition of the

Octamite Formula (see Attachment 2).     The main components are water (50%) and

methanol (40%).
      In operation, vacuum from the engine is applied to the upper chamber of

the reservoir allowing for ambient air to be drawn through the filter, BAS,

the stand pipe and the Octamite Formula.     The air bubbles burst when reaching
the surface of the Octamite Formula creating a mist.     The mist and air are

then drawn into the engine to supplement the air/fuel mixture.

DEVICE EVALUATION

      The applicant submitted data from comparative exhaust emissions tests

however, the staff did not use the data for evaluation since the test vehicle

was not California certified.

DEVICE CLAIMED BENEFITS

      Brochures submitted by the applicant states that the Octameter Injection

System is claimed to increase engine Tife, {engine) performance, maintenance

intervals, and gas mileage up to 24%.     To substantiate some of the claimed

benefits the applicant submitted two analysis by United States Testing

Company, Inc., of Tulsa, Oklahoma.     The analysis included fuel economy


statistics from a fleet of vehicles and an analysis of engine oil from a test

engine equipped with the device.   However, since the conditions of these tests
are unknown to the ARB and the validity of uncontrolled on—road fleet testing

is questionable, the staff is of the opinfon that these test results do not

substantiate the alleged claimed benefits by the manufacturer.     The staff
contacted the applicant regarding the claimed mileage fimprovement benefits and

the applicant agreed to delete alleged mileage benefits and submitted a letter

to ARB staff stating the same (See Attachment 2})..
DISCUSSION

      Yapor Injectors such as the Octameter Injector System with a controlling

orifice of 0.022 inch have no adverse effect on vehicular emissions based on
the ARB‘s past evaluations of more than a dozen similar devices.

      The applicant‘s submitted data to substantiate the claimed benefits is
not admissible since the devices they evaluated were with a Targer orifice

size than the one submitted to the ARB.

CONCLUSIONS AND_RECOMMENDATIONS

      It is the staff‘s opinion that the Octameter Injection System with a

0.022 inch orifice will not have any adverse emissions impact on the vehicles

as requested in the company‘s application.   The staff therefore, recommends
that the Octameter Injector System be exempted from the prohibitions of

Vehicle Code Section 27156 for 1982 and older gasoline and propane fueled

vehicles.


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                                                    September 8, 1982




              Ron Waggmor
              Air Resources Board
              Haagen—Smit Lab
              9528 Telstar Avemue
              El Monte CA 91731

              Dear Ron:

                   Please find enclosed a mock up of our box.           We are :n
              the design process at this point so this is very          crude.
              EPM Industries will omit our question and answer          take one from
              all California shipments. As soon as we receive           a CARB
              number we will be able to go into printing.

                   Thanks again for your help.

                                                Best wishes,

                                                EPM INDUSTRIES,, INC.

                                          C
                                          DA
                                                Cary

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              Enclosure: 2

              cc: Tim Tiemey



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