Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 10, 1986.
As of Monday, December 10th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1986 and older model-year diesel-fueled motor vehicles.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-141-1
  • Executive Order 141-1 / D141-1
  • ARB # D-141-1
  • Executive Order No: D-141-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-141-1
  • Resolution D-141-1
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Download: Executive Order D-141-1 PDF

D-141-1 Document:



                                                          (Page 1 of 2)

                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—141—1
                Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code


                          CROSSETT AND Sson, 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 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 installiation 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
poliution control devices and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions
of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for 1986 and older model—year
diesel—fueled motor vehicles.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for
this device on all 1986 and older model—year vehicles will not allow tuning
the engine to specifications different from those of the original
engine/vehicle manufacturers.                  —

Changés 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.                            c

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 éxpressed or implied
by the vehicle manufacturer.

TAIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE QF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD CF
ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION SENEFITS OR ANY
ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE PRESCA DIESEL FUEL SAVER.


 CROSSETT AND SQN, INC.         |                     EXECUTIVE ORDER D—141—1
 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 communtcation.

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

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

    "43644.   (a)— No persom 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
    poltution control device for use on any used motor vehicle unless that
    deévice has been certified by the state board.  No person shall sell,
    offer for sale, advertise, or represent any motor vehicle pollution
    controt    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.

Executive . Order D—141, dated October 17, 1983, is superseded and of no
further force and effect.


Executed at El Monte, California, this __‘" day of          March, i986.




                                            K. D. Drachand, Chief
                                            Mobile Source Division


4   Q"":g   T~              State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD




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




                                March, 1986


                                                 Issue Date:   March, 1986




                 EVALUATION OF THE CROSSETT AND SON, INC.
          PRESCA DIESEL FUEL SAVER DEVICE FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE
      PROKIBITIONS IN VEHKICLE 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,

requested an update to Executive Order (E.0.) D—141 dated October 17, 1983,

which exempted their "Presca Diesel Fuel Saver" (PDFS) device from the

prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on all

1983 and older model—year diesel—fueled vehicles.   The update request is to

include 1984—1986 model—year diesel—fueled vehicles in the exemption.

      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 E.0. D—141—1 be issued,

allowing the installation of PDFS device on all 1986 and older model—year

diesel—fueled motor vehicles.


                               TABLE OF_CONTENTS




                                                   Page Number




SUMMARY

CONTENTS                                              11

1.     INTRODUCTION

II.    CONCLUSION

III.   RECOMMENDATION




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IV.    SYSTEM DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION




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V.     DISCUSSION


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APPENDIX    FLOW DIAGRAM
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                    EVALUATION OF THE CROSSETT AND SON, INC.
             PRESCA DIESEL FUEL: SAVER—DEVICE FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE
         PROHIBITIONS IN VEKHICLE 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, lowa 52353,

requested an update to Executive Order (E.0.) D—141 dated October 17, 1983,

which exempted their "Presca Diesel Fuel Saver" (PDFS) device from the

prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on all

1983 and older model—year diesel—fueled vehicles.   The update request is to

include 1984—1986 model—year diesel—fueled vehicles in the exemption.      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.

II.   CONCLUSION

      The staff previously evaluated the device and found that the PDFS device

will not have a significant adverse effect on emissions from diesel—fueled

motor vehicles.

      The applicant responded to the previous request of the ARB by removing.

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

also advised the applicant previously that the company should be prepared to

substantiate the increased fuel economy claims by valid laboratory tests.


III.   RECOMMENDATION

       Based on an engineering evaluation previously made on a sample device,

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

fact that the engine design of the 1984—1986 model—year diesel—fueled vehicles

have not changed from those of 1983 model—year, the staff recommends that the

ARB exempt the PDFS device for installation on all 1986 and older model—year

diesel—fueled California vehicles and that Executive Order D—141—1 be issued.

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.     Installation 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 line.   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 fuel supply coming from the

fuel tank and to the fuel filter lines.


      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 fiay cause 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—voits is inserted in the device for overnight fuel heating

to facilitate engine starting in cold weather.

¥.    DISCUSSION
      The applicant previously submitted several customer testimonials

including a copy of laboratory particulate test results on their PDFS device

conducted by Sanitary Engineering Laboratories, Inc., of Cedar Falls, lowa.

The testimonials were very subjective; they were not used in ARB‘s evaluation

of the device.

      The staff, based on engingering principles, previously 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.


             DIESEL FUEL FLOW DIAGRAM
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                                            120 Voit
                                   150 watt heater (optional)
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