Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 9, 1990.
As of Monday, December 10th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
1001989 and earlier vehicles powered with gasoline or diesel internal combustion engines

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-203
  • Executive Order 203 / D203
  • ARB # D-203
  • Executive Order No: D-203
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-203
  • Resolution D-203
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-203 PDF

D-203 Document:



                                                   (Page 1 of 3)

                             State of California
                             AIR RESGURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER 0—203
                  Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                             of the Yehicle Code

                            SOFTRON INTERNATIONAL
                     SOFTRON MODEL #100 FLUID CONDITIONER

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13 California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(e), authorize the California Air
Resources Board (ARB) and its Executive Officer to exempt add—on and
modified parts from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, Softron International has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
prohibitions of Yehicle Code Section 27156 for the Softron model #100 fluid
conditioner.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Health
and—Safety Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Division by
Health and Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—45—5, the Air
Resources Board finds:

     1.     The Softron model #100 fluid conditioner is an add—on device
           attached to the fuel line in a motor vehicle.

     2.    The Softron model #100 fluid conditioner is intended for use with
           a required motor vehicle pollution control system.

     3.    The Softron model #100 fluid conditioner by being installed in the
   .zz..   engine alters the original design of a motor vehicle pollution
   ~       control system.

   4.      The Softron model #100 fluid conditioner is a device subject to
           the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and an add—on part
           as defined by 13 CCR Section 1900(b)(1).

     5.    The Softron model #100 fluid conditioner does not reduce the
           effectiveness of any required motor vehicle pollution control
           device.

     6.    The Air Resources Board, in the exeréise of technical judgement,
           is aware of no basis on which the Softron model #100 fluid
           conditioner will provide an increase in fuel economy.


    ©SOFTRON INTERNATIONAL                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—203
     SOFTRON MODEL #100 FLUID CONDITIONER®            (Page 2 of 3)



                It has not been determined what effect use of the Softron model
                #100 fluid conditioner may have on any warranty, either expressed
                 or implied, by the manufacturer of a motor vehicle on which the
                 device is installed.

                The Softron model #100 fluid conditioner is not a certified motor
                vehicle polliution control device pursuant to Health and Safety
                Code Section 43644.                     —

                 The Air Resources Board by granting an exemption to Softron
                 International for the Softron model #100 fluid conditioner does
                 not recommend or endorse in any way the Softron model #100 fluid
                 conditioner for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or any other
                ‘purpose.

     IT IS HEREBY RESOLYED that the Softron model #100 fluid conditioner is
     exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation .   ——..—
~~——on 1989 and earlier model—year vehicles powered with gasoline or diesel
     internal combustion engines subject to the following conditions:

          1.     This exemption shall not apply to any device, apparatus, or
                 mechanism advertised, offered for sale or sold with, or installed
                 on, a motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an
                 ultimate purchaser.

          2.     No changes are permitted to the device as described in the
                 application for exemption. Any changes to the device, applicable
                 model year, or other factors addressed in this order must be
                .evaluated and approved by the Air Resources Board prior to
               ~ marketing in California.

          3.     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 the Executive Order shall
                be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air
                Resources Board. Exemption of this product shall not be construed
                an an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any
                component of the product as an individual device.

                Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
                content by Softron International, its principals, agents,
                employees, distributors, dealers, or other representatives must
                 include the disclaimer that the Executive Order or the exemption
                 it provides is not an endorsement or approval of any fuel economy
                or emissions reduction claims for the Softron model #100 fluid
                conditioner and is only a finding that the device is exempt from
                the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.


             SOFTRON INTERNATIONAL                                    EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. D—203
             SOFTRON MODEL #100 FLUID CONDITIONER     >         ‘     (Page 3 of 3)



                   §.   No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources
                        Board" may be made with respect to the action taken herein in any
                        advertising or other oral or written communication.

             Vislation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of
             this order.  The order may be revoked only after ten day written notice of
             intention to revoke the order, in which period the holder of the order may
             request in writing a hearing to contest the proposed revocation.  If a
             hearing is requested, it shall be held within ten days of receipt of the
             request and the order may not be revoked until a determination after hearing
             that grounds for revocation exist.

                                            ~               Iy/4
             Executed at E1 Monte, California, this        59       day of July, 1990.




                                                          R. 6. Summerfield
                                                          Assistant Division Chief
                                                          Mobile Source Division




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                           State of California
                          AIR RESQURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF SOFTRON INTERNATIONAL‘S SOFTRON MODEL #100 FLUID CONDITIONER
           FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEKHICLE CODE
      SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                      CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE




                               July 1990


                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD




 EVALUATION OF SOFTRON INTERNATIONAL‘S SOFTRON MODEL #100 FLUID CONDITIONER
            FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF 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, CA   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



        Softron International, of 13757 Seminole Drive, Chino, California 91710,

 has applied for exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the

 California Vehicle Code for their Softron model #100 fluid conditioner.    The

 fluid conditioner is designed for installation on 1989 and older model year

 gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.

        Previously, the Air Resources Board exempted three similar devices;

 "Polarion—X" by AZ Industries, Inc. , "Petro—Mizer MKI" by P and M Research and

 Development Laboratory, and "Fuel Energizer" by Magnetizer Group, Inc., with

 the same basic operating principles.    Based on the engineering evaluation of

the device and exemption of similar devices, the staff believes the Softron

 model #100 fluid conditioner does not have any adverse effect on exhaust

 emissions.   The staff recommends the Softron model #100 fluid conditioner be

 exempted from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 and that Executive

 Order D—203 be issued.


                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS



                                                      Page Number



SUMMARY                                                     i
CONTENTS                                                   ii
1.     INTRODUCTION           *                             1
II.    CONCLUSION                                           1
III.   RECOMMENDATION                                       2
IV.    DESCRIPTION                                          2
v.     DILSCUSSION                                          2
       APPENDIX                                             4
       APPENDIX A: ENGINEERING DRAWING                      5
       APPENDIX B:      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS           6




                                         11


     EVALUATION OF SOFTRON INTERNATIONAL‘S SOFTRON MODEL #100 FLUID CONDITIONER
    FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN
ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
I.        INTRODUCTION

          Softron International, of 13757 Seminole Drive, Chino, California

91710, has applied for exemption from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the

California Yehicle Code for the Softron mode?! #100 fluid conditioner.    The

device is designed for installation on 1989 and oclder model—year gasoline and

diesel powered vehicles.

          The applicant submitted a sample and specifications of the device for

our evaluation.



II.       CONCLUSTONS

          Previously the Air Resources Board (ARB) exempted three similar devices:

"Polarion—X" by AZ Industries, Inc., "Petro—Mizer MKI" by P and M Research and

Development Laboratory, and "Fuel Energizer" by The Magnetizer Group, Inc.

Based on the engineering evaluation of the device and prior exemptions issued

to devices that operate in a manner similar to the Softron model #100 fluid

conditioner, the staff believes that the Softron model #100 fluid conditioner

will not have any adverse effects on the exhaust emissions from gasoline and

diese! powered vehicles.


III.      RECOMMENDATION

          The staff recommends Softron International be granted an exemption from

the prohibitions in California Yehicle Code Section 27156 for their Softron

model #100 fluid conditioner and that Executive Order D—203 be issued.



IV.       DEVICE DESCRIPTION

          The Softron model #100 fluid conditioner is a magnetic device designed

for installation on fuel lines.     The device traps the fuel line between a

magnet, enclosed in a stainless steel casing, and a stainless steel top cover.

The fuel line is held on a grove in the magnet by a hose clamp embedded in the

magnet.     The hose clamp is adjustable for various fuel line sizes.   The magnet

is cylindrically shaped with a 1.5 inches diameter and a 1.25 inches height.

The stainless steel cover is a cylinder with a 1.75 inch diameter and 1.25 inch

height.     Appendix A contains an engineering drawing of the device and Appendix

B shows the installation instructions.



v.        DISCUSSION

          Softron International claims when the device is installed on a vehicle‘s

fuel line, the hydrocarbons ionize making the fuel more conductive to the

ignition by the spark plug, or by the heat of éxtreme compression in a diesel

engine.    Since the entire content of fuel is more conductive, combustion is

more complete, reducing harmful emissions, and generally improving perforhance

and fuel efficiency.


       The ARB did not perform any emission or fuel economy tests to

substantiate the claims made by the manufacturer.    No adjustments such as

timing, EGR, fuel metering or any other engine adjustments are included in the

installation instructions.    Previously, the ARB exempted three similar devices:

"Polarion—X" by AZ Industries, Inc., "Petro—Mizer MKI" by P and M Research and

Development Laboratory, and "Fuel Energizer" by The Magnetizer Group, Inc.    The

exemptions were granted based on back—to—back CVS—testing, fuel economy testing

and engineering evaluation.   Because of the previous exemptions issued to

similar devices with the same operating principle and the fact that qualifying

for an exemption is based on not adversely affecting exhaust emissions, the

staff recommends that Softron International be granted an exemption as

requested.


APPENDIX


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                                 TYPICAL INSTALLATION


             Unit should be placed after fuel pump
             and fuel filter as close as possible to    CARBURETOR OR
             carburetor or fuel injector                FUEL INJECTOR


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