Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 17, 1983.
As of Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1983 and older model-year diesel-fueled motor vehicles.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-141
  • Executive Order 141 / D141
  • ARB # D-141
  • Executive Order No: D-141
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-141
  • Resolution D-141
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Download: Executive Order D-141 PDF

D-141 Document:



                                                       {Page 1 of 2)

                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—141
                 Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                             of the Vehicle Code


                           CROSSETTI AND SQN, INC.
                          PRESCA DIESEL FUEL SAVER


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

Pursuant to the authorfty 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 RESOLYED: That the installation of the Presca Diesel
Fuel Saver manufactured by Crossett and Son, Inc. of Washington, lowa, 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 Yeh1C1e Code for 1983 and older model—year
diesel—fueled motor vehicles.

This Executive Order ts valid provided that installation instructions for
this device on all 1983 —and older model—year vehicles will not allow tuning
the engine to specifications different from those of the original
engine/vehicle manufacturers.

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 lTisted 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 dees not constitute any opinion as to the effect that
the use of this device may have on any warranty either expressed or 1mp11ed
by the vehicle manufacturer.

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER D&ES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFECATION, 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 PRESCA DIESEL FUEL SAVER.


CROSSETT AND SON, INC.                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—141
PRESCA DIESEL FUEL SAVER               '            (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, amy 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 personshall 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 subdiviston 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.


Executed at El Monte, California, this /2         day of 0ct83.


                                           K. D. Drachand, Chief
                                           Mobile Source Division


                     State of California
                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD




           EVALUATION OF THE CROSSETT AND SON, INC.
   PRESCA DIESEL FUEL SAVER DEVICE FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE
PROHIBITIONS IN VEHMICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH
SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE




                        October 1983


                                              Issue Date:   October 1983




                 EVALUATION® OF THE CROSSETT AND SON, INC.
         PRESCA DIESEL FUEL SAVER DEVICE FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE
      PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH
      SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE




                                   by

                         Mobile Source Division

                           State of California
                           Air Resources Board
                           9528 Telstar Avenue
                       E1 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 content necessarily reflect the view and policies of the Air
Resources Board, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products
constitute endorsement or recommendation of use.)


                                      SUMMARY



 .    Crossett and Son, Inc. of 1006 South Avenue B, Washington, Iowa 52353,

submitted an application for exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156

of the California Vehicle Code for the company‘s "Presca Diesel Fuel Saver"

(PDFS) device.     The applicant has requested that the exemption be granted for
the installation of this device on all 1983 and older model—year diesel—fueled

motor vehicles.

      The device is a simple heat exchanger utilizing engine coolant and an

electrical heater to heat up the fuel supply to the engine for easy start up

in cold weather.

      The staff, based on engineering principle, evaluated the device and

determined that the installation of a fuel heater in series with the diesel
engine fuel system will not adversely affect the performance of factory
equipped emission control systems .

      The staff recommends that the ARB exempt the PDFS device from the

prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 and that Executive Order D—141 be
issued, allowing the installation of PDFS device on all 1983 and older

model—year diesel—fueled motor vehicles.


                               TABLE OF CONTENTS




                                                   .   Page Number




SUMMARY

CONTENTS

1.     INTRODUCTION

II.    CONCLUSION

III.      RECOMMENDATION

IV.    SYSTEM DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION




                                                          on
V.     DISCUSSTON


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APPENDIX
                                                          ooR
       A.     FLOW DIAGRAM




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                EVALUATION OF THE CROSSETT AND SON, INC.
         PRESCA DIESEL FUEL SAVER DEVICE FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE
      PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH
      SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE


I.    INTRODUCTION
      Crossett and Son, Inc. of 1006 South Avenue B, Washington, Iowa

52353, submitted an application for exemption from the prohibitions in

Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code for the company‘s "Presca

Diese! Fuel Saver" device.   Vehicle Code Section 27156 prohibits the
installation of any device or mechanism which reduces the effectiveness of

required emission control systems.   This code also authorizes the Air

Resources Board (ARB) to exempt a device from the prohibitions if it can be
demonstrated that the device, upon installation on the engine, will not

adversely affect the performance of existing emission control systems.    The

applicant has requested that the exemption be granted for the installation

of this device on all 1983 and older model—year diesel—fueled vehicles.

II.   CONCLUSION                                   ‘
      The staff evaluated the device and found that the "Presca Diesel Fuel

Saver" (PDFS) device will not have a significant adverse effect on emissions
from diesel—fueled motor vehicles.
      The applicant responded to the request of the Board by removing the

claims of less toxic emissions in the company‘s sales brochures.    The ARB

also advised the applicant that the company should be prepared to
substantiate the increased fuel economy claims by valid Taboratory tests.


III.    RECOMMENDATION

       Based on an engineering evaluation made on a sample device,

production blue—prints, and technical data submitted by the applicant, the

staff recommends that the ARB exempt the PDFS device from the prohibitions

in Vehicle Code Section 27156 and that Executive Order D—141 be issued,
allowing the installation of the PDFS device on all 1983 and older

model—year diesel—fueled motor vehicles in California.
IV.    SYSTEM DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

       The "Presca Diesel Fuel Saver" (PDFS} device is a heat exchanger

manufactured from a 1/2" diameter X 9‘0" long copper tubing coiled and
enclosed in a 4"x4"x9—7/8" case made of mild steel.     Attached to each end

of the case, is a 1/2" hose fitting to accommodate the circulation of
engine coolant through the case.     Also, a 3/8" compression fitting is

mounted on each end plate to hold the coiled copper tubing in place.       Two

mounting brackets are welded to the case for installation of the device in

the engine compartment.   A 150—watt, 120—volt auxiliary heater is inserted

into the case for overnight fuel heating as a quick—starting aid.

       Figure 1 (in the Appendix) shows a typical flow diagram.    The device

is mounted between the fuel tank and the fuel filter.     InstaTlation of this

device in a fuel system of a diesel engine equipped vehicle is done by

connecting the inlet and outlet fittings to the hot engine coolant supply
line and back to the engine lTine.   Temperature of the incoming engine
coolant is determined by the engine thermostat rating (about 180°F)}.      The
two ends of the copper coil of the device are connected to the fue] supply

coming from the fuel tank and to the fuel filter Tines.


      Without the PDFS device the temperature of the fuel supplied to the

engine is dependent upon the ambient temperature.     If the vehicle is
exposed to sub—zero weather temperature, the fuel stored in the fuel

storage tank will be at the same sub—zero temperature.     Diesel fuel at this
temperature tends to congeal.     Very poor engine starting will result and

causing more unburned fuel to be blown out of the exhaust pipe.     With the
PDFS device, the diesel fuel from the fuel tank is routed into the heat

exchanger where it absorbs heat energy from the hot engine coolant around
the coil.   The pre—heated fuel may enhance the combustion process in the

engine cylinders.   An electrical heater rated at 150—watts and 120—volts is

inserted in the device for overnight fuel heating to facilitate engine

starting in cold weather.

V.    D1SCUSSION

      The applicant submitted several customer testimonials including a

copy of laboratory particulate test results on their "Presca Diesel Fuel

Saver" conducted by Sanitary Engineering Laboratories, Inc., of Cedar

Falls, Iowa.   The testimonials are very subjective; they were not used in

ARB‘s evaluation of the device.

      The staff, based on engineering principles, evaluated the device and

determined that the installation of a fuel heater, such as the PDFS device,

in series with the diesel engine fuel system will not adversely affect the

performance of factory equipped emission control systems.


APPENDIX


                       DIESEL FUEL FLOW DIAGRAM




      HIGH WATER JACKET
                                                                  FUEL
    LOW WATER JACKET
                                                                  PUMP

                                        L3




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                                                                         FUEL
                                                              j      FILTER
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SADDLE TANK
                                             120 Volt
                                 150 watt heater (optional)



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:45:21

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