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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on June 28, 1983.
As of Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1982 and older vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-131
  • Executive Order 131 / D131
  • ARB # D-131
  • Executive Order No: D-131
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-131
  • Resolution D-131
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Download: Executive Order D-131 PDF

D-131 Document:



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                                State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIYE ORDER D—131
                 Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                             of the Vehicle Code

                         AZ INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
                             "POLARION—X" DEVICE




 IT IS ORDERED AND RESQLYED:     That the installation of the "Polarion—X"
 device manufactured by \Z Industries, Incorporated has been found not to
reduce the effectivenesof required motor vehiclie pollution control
devices and, therefore, i% exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of
the YVehicle Code for 1982 & d older model—year carbureted gasoline powered
motor vehicles.              .

\This Executive Order is va]id‘h'ovided that installation instructions for
 this device will not —recommend funing the vehicle to specifications
 different from those submitted by\the device manufacturer.

 Changes made to the design or opera\jng conditions of the device, as
 exempted by the Air Resources Board,\that adversely affect the performance
 of a vehicle‘s pollution control systwl shall invalidate this Executive
 Order.                                    \

 Marketing of this device using an identif¢@cation other than that shown in
 this Executive Order or marketing of this Sevice for an application other
 than those listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior
 approval is obtained from the Air Resources Bqard. Exemption of a kit
 shall not be construed as an exemption to selM offer for sa1e, or
 advertise any component of a kit as an 1nd1v1duxl device.

 This Executive Order does not constitute any op1nipn as to the effect that
 the use of this device may have on any warranty e1\her expressed or implied
 by the vehicle manufacturer.

 THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICAT”!N, ACCREDITATION,
 APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RKSOURCES BOARD OF
 ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BE‘,FITS OR ANY
 ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE "POLARION—X" DEVICE.              h


AZ INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED                             EXECUTIVE ORbER D—131
                     .                                  (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 cral or
written communication.

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue o;
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 deenms
advisable.


Executed at E1 Monte, California, this         25     day of June, 1983.


                                             MA _
                                              K. D. Drachand, Chief
                                              Mobile Source Contro] Division


               STATE OF CALIFORNIA

               AIR RESOURCES BOARD




    EVALUATION OF AZ INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED‘S
     POLARION—X DEVICE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE
REQUIREMENTS FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN
   SECTION 27156 OF THE CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE




                   MAY 31, 1983


                                                    Issue Date: May 31, 1983



                 EVALUATION OF AZ INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED‘S
                  POLARION—X DEVICE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE
             REQUIREMENTS FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN
                SECTION 27156 OF THE CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE




                                     by
                       Mobile Source Control Division

                             State of California
                             Air Resources Board
                             9528 Telstar Avenue
                             El Monte, California
                                     91731


(This report has been reviewed by the staff of the California Air Resources
Board and approved for publication. Approval does not signify that the
contents necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Air Resources
Board, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute
endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                     SUMMARY

      AZ Industries, Incorporated, of 28065 Diaz Road, Temecula, CA 92390,

applied    for exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the

California Vehicle Code for their magnetic "Polarion—X" device.    The applicant

has requested that exemption be granted for all vehicles equipped with

carbureted gasoline engines, excluding diesel—powered vehicles and fuel

injected vehicles.

      Two 1982 model—year vehicles were used for the evaluation of this

device.    The vehicles were tested using back—to—back (baseline and

with—device) CVS—75 tests.   The test data submitted by the independent

laboratory (contracted by the applicant) showed the following:

      1.     The CVS—75 test results indicate that the "Polarion—X" device has

little effect on the vehicle‘s exhaust emissions.

      2.     The CVS—75 test data also show that the device has little effect on

fuel economy of the test vehicles.

    — Since the use of the device does not have any adverse effect on exhaust

emissions, the staff recommends that the Board exempt the device from the

prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 by adopting Executive Order D—131.


                                    CONTENTS




                                                Page Number



SUMMARY

CONTENTS                                             11
I.     INTRODUCT ION

II.    CONCLUSION

Ii1.   RECOMMENDAT ION

IV.    DEVICE DESCRIPTION

V.     DEVICE FUNCTION

VI.    EMISSION AND FUEL ECONOMY TEST

VII.   TEST RESULTS

VIII. DISCUSSION OF TEST RESULTS

APPENDIX

       A.   Polarion—X Detail

       B.   Fairway Environmental Engingering

            Test Report




                                        11


                                State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                     May, 1983

                                    Staff Report

Evaluation of AZ Industries, Incorporated‘s "Polarion—X" device for Compliance
with the Requirements of Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code.

I.     INTRODUCTION

       AZ Industries, Incorporated, 28065 Diaz Road, Temecula, CA 92390, has

submitted an application requesting an exemption from the prohibitions of

Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code for its magnetic "Polarion—X"

device.     The device is designed for installation on all gasoline—powered

engines with conventional carburetors except for the following:

       1.     All diesel—powered vehicles.

       2.     All fuel injected vehicles

11.    CONCLUSION

       The ARB staff found no evidence that the "Polarion—X" device will have a

significant adverse effect on emissions from a motor vehicle.     The test

results do not show any appreciable fuel economy benefits that can be

attributed to the device.     The applicant has agreed to remove unsubstantiated

fuel economy claims from the company‘s letterhead and all advertisements in

California.

III.      RECOMMENDATION

       Based on the information and the test data submitted, the staff

recommends that the Board exempt the "Polarion—X" device from the prohibitions

in Vehicle Code Section 27156.     The staff, therefore, recommends the adoption

of Executive Order D—131.


IV.   DEVICE DESCRIPTION

      The "Polarion—X" is a magnetic fuel system modififcation device.       It is

designed to be installed in the fuel line between the fuel pump outlet port

and the carburetor inlet port.     According to the manufacturer‘s installation

instruction, the device should not touch the engine or any metal parts in the

engine compartment.

      This device consists of a pair of elongated ceramic magnets, an outer

housing, and a pair of end caps.     The magnets are spaced from each other along

their length thus providing a passage—way with a cross—sectional area of

approximately 0.031 sq. in. for the fuel to flow by.     The individual magnets

are magnetized to have one pole extending along one longitudinal face and the

other pole extending along the opposite longitudinal face.     The pair of

magnets are housed within a square casing of non—magnetic material with like

poles facing each other.   Each end cap has an integral tapered fitting for

connection with the fuel line.     The device is shown in detail in Appendix A.

Y.    DEVICE FUNCTION

      The applicant claims that the "Polarion—X" device is the product of

years of extensive research into the magnetic treatment of hydrocarbon fuels

and internal combustion engines.     When installed in series with the vehicle‘s

engine fuel system, the device will alter the ion polarities of the fuel to

improve vaporization, air/fuel mixture, and combustion rate, thereby improving

engine performance and gas mileage.

¥I.   EMISSION AND FUEL ECONOMY TEST

      The Air Resources Board (ARB) requested laboratory test data from the

applicant to substantiate the claimed beneficial effect by the use of the

"Polarion—X" device.    Two vehicles were used by the applicant for their


testing.    The tests were performed at Fairway Environmental Engineering, in

Torrance, California.

       The comparative emission tests (baseline versus with—device tests) were

conducted in accordance with the cold—start CVS—75 test procedure.           The

baseline tests were run with the vehicle engine set to the vehicle

manufacturer‘s specifications.

The description of the two test vehicles are given below:


Test Vehicle                         Vehicle                  Vehicie
Description                          No. 1                    No. 2

Make                                 Chevrolet Malibu         Datsun B—210
Model—Year                           1982                     1982
Yehicle Identification Number        1G1AWGOA5CR146114        JN1PBO2S9CUG85638
Engine Size (L)                      V—6, 3.8                 I—4, 1.2
Carburetor (No. of BBL)              2—BBL*                   1—BBL*
Transmission                         3—Speed Automatic        3—Speed Automatic
Emission Controls**                  AIP, EGR, TWC & CL       AIV, EGR, OC

 *BBL — Barre]
**Emission Controls:
  AIP — Air Injection, Pump
  AIV — Air Injection, Valve
   CL — Closed Loop
  EGR — Exhaust Gas Recirculation
   OC — Oxidation Catalyst


VII.     TEST RESULTS

         The test results are shown in the following tables:

                                        Table 1
                                 1982 Chevrolet Malibu
                                Cold—Start CVS—75 Test

                                                          .    Fuel
  Test              Exhaust Emissions, gm/mi                  Economy
Condition          HC        CO        NOx                      MPG

Baseline          . 0.28      8.84     0.60                   17.18
Device Test         0. 30     8.51     0.47                   17.50


                                      Table 2
                                 1982 Datsun B—210
                              Cold—Start CVS—75 Test

                                                            Fuel
  Test            Exhaust Emissions, gm/mi                 Economy
Condition         HG        CO       NOx                     MPG
Baseline*         0.24      7.10      1.06                 21.67
Device Test       0.21      6.46      0. 92                22.36

         The test report by the Fairway Environmental Engineering is appended to

this report (See Appendix B).
VIII. DISCUSSION OF TEST RESULTS

         AZ Industries, Incorporated, submitted several testimonials concerning

the fuel mileage increase due to the use of the "Polarion—X" device.
         The applicant has offered no valid explanation as to the mechanism by

which the device can change the molecular structure of the fuel by subjecting

it to opposing magnetic field.     The ARB staff determined that ceramic

materials (cermat) made into magnets and encased within the device, although

they can withstand high background temperatures {over     250°F), cannot develop

adequate energy to alter the bonding of the molecules of gasoline.     Therefore,

ionization of fuel will not take place as claimed by the applicant.

         The CVS—75 test data submitted by Fairway Environmental Engineering

indicated that the variations in emissions and the derived fuel economy

figures between ‘the comparative tests are within the test variability,

indicating the "Polarion—X" device has no effect on emissions and fuel economy

of the test vehicles.


* The data of the Ist baseline test were discarded because the roll distance
  traveled in the dynamometer was shorter than what is specified in the test
  procedure.


                             Appendix A




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     POLARION—X DETAIL   .
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