Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 27, 1973.
As of Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1966-1973 model year vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-16
  • Executive Order 16 / D16
  • ARB # D-16
  • Executive Order No: D-16
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-16
  • Resolution D-16
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Download: Executive Order D-16 PDF

D-16 Document:



                        State of California
                        AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                        EXECUTIVE ORDER D—16
             Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                     _  of the Vehicle Code


                  AMERICAN ECOLOGENICS CORPORATION
                           "CDS 84"

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 Section 39023 of
the Health and Safety Code;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLYED:   That the installation of "CDS 84" ignition
system manufactured by American Ecologenics Corporation has been found to
not reduce the effectiveness of required motor vehicle pcllution control
devices and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of
the Vehicle Code for 1966—1973 model—year vehicles.   The device consists of
a d—c to d—c converter, capacitor, and electronic switch {silicon con—
trolled rectifier).
This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions
for this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different than those listed by the vehicle manufacturer.
Changes made to the design or cperating conditions of the device as
originally submitted to the Air Resources Board for evaluation that
adversely affect the vehicle‘s pollution control devices 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 have prior approval of
the Air Resources Board.


EXECUTIVE ORDER D—16                                                "CDS 84"



THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOYT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT B¥ THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD
OF ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR
ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE "CDS 84" DEVICE.

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by Air Resources Bqard 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 unlawful, untrue
or misleading advertising and Section 17534 makes viclation punishable
as a misdemeanor.

Section 39130 and 39184 of the Health and Safety Code provide as follows:

       "39130. No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise,
      or, except in an application to the board for certification of a
      device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle pollution control
      device unless that device has been certified by the 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 section
      is a misdemeanor."
      "39184.   No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise,
      or, except in an application to the board for accreditation 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
      accredited by the board. No person shall sell, offer for sale,
      advertise, or represent any motor vehicle pollution control device
      as an accredited device.   Any violation of this section is a mis—
      demeanor."
Any apparent violation of the policy or laws will be submitted to the
Attorney General of California for such action as he deems advisable.



Executed at Sacramento, California, this       4     day of August, 1973.



                                              JOHN A. MAGA
                                              Executive Officer


                           State of california

                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD                                   |

                            August 16, 1973                                      '
                              Staff Report


               Evaluation of American Ecologenics Corporation
                                "CDS 84"
                     Capacitive Discharge Ignition
                Systems for Exemption to the Prohibitions
                of Section 27156 of the Motor YVehicle Code




      Introduction

      American Ecologenics Corporatfon, Westminster, California, has applied

      for exemption to the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Motor

      Vehicle Code for the "COS 84" capacitive discharge ignition system.

      Section 27156 prohibits the installation of any device which reduces

      the effectiveness of motor vehicle emission control systems.     The
      applicant intends to sell the device as an "add—on" part to the

      standard ignition system.


11.   System Description

      For a general description of capacitive discharge ignition systems;

      see staff report "Evaluation of Capacitive Discharge and Transis—

      torized Ignition Systems for Compliance with the Requirements of

      Section 27156 of the Motor Yehicle Code", dated February 14, 1973.


      The "CDS 84" device consists of circuits for a d—c to d—c converter,

      a storage capacitor and a silicon controlled rectifier which serves

      as an electronic switch, and a trigger conditioner.     The manufacturer


"CDS 84"                                  .                      August 16, 1973




       states that the device produces'up to 60,000 volts for secondary

       circuit output     with a voltage rise time of 2 microsecond.


III.   Emission Testing

       The "CDS 84" device was tested by the Air Resources Board Laboratory.

       The device was installed on a 1969 302 CID Ford.          The vehicle engine

       and exhaust systems were checked to insure proper operation.             For

       all tests, with and without the device, the engine settings were

       adjusted to the vehicle manufacturer‘s specifications.


       Baseline and device hot start CVS and 60 MPH cruise tests were per—

       formed.     Fuel consumption was measured during the CVS test.          Engine

       RPM and total spark advance were recorded during the 60 MPH cruise

       test.     Open circuit spark voltages were noted at idle and at 3,000

       RPM.


       The results of the ARB tests are shown below:


                                               Hot CYS                Fuel
                                              Grams/Mile          Consumption
                                         HC       C0       NOx    Grams/Test

       Baseline
       (Avg. of 3 tests)                4.07     23.21     5.5        1,331

       Device                           4.27     27.49     6.0        1,338


)
‘   "CDS$ 84"                                                    _ August 16, 1973




                                         60 MPH Cruise           Engine        Total Spark
                                  HC(ppm)    CO{(%)   NOx(ppm)    RPM      _    __Advance

              Baseline
              (Avg. of 3 tests)    197       0.37      2,666      2,400         32° BTDC

              Device               195       0.32       2,599     2,400         32° BTDC


                                              Open Circuit Spark Voltage
                                            Idie {(550 RPM)       3,000 RPM

              Baseline                           26,000             16,000
              Device                                26,000          27,000

    INV.      Conclusions and Recommendations

              It is the staff‘s opinion that the American Ecologenics Corporation

              "CDS 84" capacitive discharge ignition system will not adversely

              effect motor vehicle exhaust emissions when evaluated with respect

             to the exhaust emissions obtained with a conventional ignition

             system of a "tuned" engine.     This device may also have a beneficial

             effect in the control of exhaust emissions if it maintains the

              "tuned" condition of the engine for a longer period of time.         There—

             fore, the "CDS 84" capacitive discharge ignition system should be

           — . exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Motor Vehicle

             Code.



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:41:36
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:36

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