Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 17, 1991.
As of Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
GD-11991 and older medium amd heavy duty galsoline and diesel engines

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-204-2
  • Executive Order 204-2 / D204-2
  • ARB # D-204-2
  • Executive Order No: D-204-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-204-2
  • Resolution D-204-2
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Download: Executive Order D-204-2 PDF

D-204-2 Document:



                                                  (Page 1 of 3)

                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—204—2
                 Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code

                           COAST FILTRATION, INC.
                   "FUEL ENHANCER/CATALYTIC FUEL REACTOR®"

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, Coast Filtration, Inc. of 142 Viking Avenue, Brea, California
92621, has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions of Vehicle
Code Section 27156 for the Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor mode?! #GD—1,
for 1991 and older model—year motorcycles, passenger cars and light—duty
trucks, and model #§D—10, for 1991 and older model—year medium and heavy—
duty gasoline and diesel engines.

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 Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor is an add—on device
          attached to the fuel line in a motor vehicle.

     2.    The Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor is intended for use with
          a required motor vehicle pollution control system.

     3.    The Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor by being installed in the
          fuel line alters the original design of a motor vehicle pollution
          control system.

     4.   The Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor 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 Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor does not reduce the
          effectiveness of any required motor vehicle pollution control
          device.

     6.   The Air Resources Board, in the exercise of technical judgement,
          is aware of no basis on which the Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel
          Reactor will provide a reduction in emissions or an increase in
          fuel economy.


COAST FILTRATION, INC.                          EXECUTIVE ORDER b—204—2,
FUEL ENHANCER/CATALYTIC FUEL REACTOR            (Page 2 of 3)



          It has not been determined what effect use of the Fuel
          Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor may have on any warranty, either
          expressed or implied, by the manufacturer of a motor vehicle on
          which the device is installed.

          The Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor is not a certified motor
          vehicle pollution control device pursuant to Health and Safety
          Code Section 43644.

          The Air Resources Board by granting an exemption to Coast
          Filtration, Inc. for the Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor does
          not recommend or endorse in any way the Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic
          Fuel Reactor for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or any other
          purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLYED that the Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor is
exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation
on model—year vehicles shown above 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.

          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.

          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
          as 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 Coast Filtration, Inc., 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 Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel
          Reactor and is only a finding that the device is exempt from the
          prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.


COAST FILTRATION, INC.                            EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. D—204—2
FUEL ENHANCER/CATALYTIC FUEL REACTOR              (Page 3 of 3)



     5.   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.

Violation 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.


Executed at E1 Monte, California, this    )7day    of July, 1991.



                                         Vpww—a~"esz
                                         R. B. Summerfield‘~
                                         Assistant Division Chief
                                         Mobile Source Division


                       State of California
                       AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF COAST FILTRATION, INC.‘S FUEL ENHANCER/CATALYTIC FUEL
REACTOR FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEKICLE CODE SECTION
  27156 AND TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222




                            July, 1991


    EVALUATION OF COAST FILTRATION, INC.‘S FUEL ENHANCER/CATALYTIC FUEL
    REACTOR FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION
      27156 AND TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222




                                      by
                           Mobile Source Division

                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD
                            9528 Telstar Avenue
                          E1 Monte, CA 91731—2990



(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



        Coast Filtration, Inc. (Coast Filtration) of 142 Viking Avenue,

Brea, California   92621 has applied for an update to Executive Order No.

D—204—1 to include 1991 and older model—year gasoline and diesel vehicles.

The Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor device was previously granted an

exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code (VC) Section 27156 for 1990

and older model—year gasoline and diesel vehicles.   The manufacturer also

requested to add "Catalytic Fuel Reactor" as one of the device names.

        Previously the Air Resources Board exempted four devices that

operate on a similar principle as the Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor.

Based on engineering evaluation, staff believes that the Fuel

Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor will not have any adverse effect on the

emission control system of the vehicle on which it is installed.    Based on

the above, the staff recommends that the update be granted as requested.


                                    Page Number

SUMMARY                                  i
CONTENTS                                11

1.         INTRODUCTION                  1

II.        CONCLUSION                    1

III.       RECOMMENDATION                1
IV.        DEVICEDESCRIPTION             2
V.         DISCUSSION                    2




                               11


       EVALUATION OF COAST FILTRATION, INC.‘S FUEL ENHANCER/CATALYTIC FUEL
       REACTOR FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION
         27156 AND TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222


I.        INTRODUCTION
           Coast Filtration, Inc. (Coast Filtration) of 142 Viking Avenue,

Brea, California 92621 has applied for an update of Executive Order (E.0.)

No.D—204—1 for Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor Model Nos. GD—1 and GD—

10 to include 1991 and older model—year vehicles.     The Fuel

Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor was previously exempted from the

prohibitions in Vehicle Code (VC) Section 27156 for 1990 and older model—
year vehicles.     Model GD—1 is for installation on gasoline or diesel powered

motorcycles, passenger cars, and light—duty trucks.     Model GD—10 is for

installation on medium and heavy—duty gasoline and diesel vehicles.        The

manufacturer also requested marketing of the device by Joseph Industries,

Inc. of 26691 Richmond Road, Bedford Heights, Ohio under the name of

"Catalytic Fuel Reactor".                                        »

II.        CON     0

           Previously, the Air Resources Board (ARB) exempted the Fuel Enhancer

from the prohibitions in VC Section 27156 based on determination that the

device will not reduce the effectiveness of the pollution control system of

the vehicle on which it is installed.     Since there has been no design

changes made to the Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor following the

issuance of E.0. No. D—204—1 covering 1990 and older model—year vehicles,

staff concludes that the device will not have any adverse effect on 1991

model—year vehicles.

III.       RECOMMENDATION

           The staff recommends that the exemption update be granted as

requested and that Executive Order No. D—204—2 be issued, permitting the

advertisement, sale and installation of the Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fue!l

Reactor on 1991 and older model—year vehicles as shown above.


 IV.      DEVICEDESCRIPTION
          The Coast Filtration‘s Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor is a

cylindrical shaped device with a core of metal alloy.     The metal alloy is

composed of nickel, copper, zinc, and other semi—precious metais.       The

device is tapered at the ends in order to accept the vehicle‘s fuel line.

It has an overall outside length of 4 inches, a core length of 2 inches and

core diameter of 0.5 inch.     The device is installed by cutting the fuel line

and inserting the device such that the fuel flows through it prior to

entering the intake manifold.

          The applicant claims that the Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor

uses the principle of dissimilar metals to energize the fuel molecules and

cause the fuel to achieve complete combustion.     Consequently, the vehicle

will have better gas mileage and lower level of pollution.      However, the

staff cannot find any sound engineering principle to support the applicant‘s

claims.

v.        DISCUSSION
          Previous tests conducted on devices that operate on similar

principle as the Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Reactor did not show any

adverse impact on emissions nor any significant emission benefits from the

use of the device.     Based on past test resulits and an engineering

evaluation of the device, staff determined that the Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic

Fuel Reactor will not reduce the effectiveness of the pollution control

system of the vehicle on which it is installed.     No testing was required for

the purpose of exempting the device from the prohibitions in VC Section

27156.



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