Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 18, 1990.
As of Sunday, December 9th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1990 and older carbureted non-turbocharged and non-supercharged gasoline vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-207
  • Executive Order 207 / D207
  • ARB # D-207
  • Executive Order No: D-207
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-207
  • Resolution D-207
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-207 PDF

D-207 Document:



                                                          (Page 1 of 2)

                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—207
                 Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code


                        ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS, INC.
                           "TURBO MASTER®" DEVICE

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board (ARB) 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 RESOLYVED: That the installation of the "Turbo Master®"
manufactured by Environmental Products, Inc., of 7293 S$. Sherman Street,
Littleton, Colorado 80122, 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 Vehicle Code for 1990 and
older carbureted non—turbocharged and non—supercharged gasoline vehicles.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for
this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different from those submitted by the device manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device, as exempt
by the ARB, 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 listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior
approval is obtained from the ARB. Exemption of a kit shall not be
construed as an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any
component of the 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 expressed or implied
by the vehicle manufacturer.

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, 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 "TURBO MASTER" DEVICE.


ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS, INC.                      EXECUTIVE ORDER D—207
                                                  (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, any 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 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
   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.


Executed at El Monte, California, this    AC?   day of September, 1990.




                                         R.B. SummerfieTd
                                         Assistant Division Chief
                                         Mobile Source Division


                     State of California
                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS, INC. "TURBO MASTER" DEVICE
  FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156
   AND TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222




                        September, 1990


     EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS, INC. "TURBO MASTER" DEVICE
     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



(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


        Environmental Products, Inc. (Environmental) of 7293 S. Sherman

Street, Littleton, Colorado 80122, has applied for an exemption for their

"Turbo Master" device for 1990 and older model—year carbureted non—

turbocharged and non—supercharged gasoline vehicles.   The Turbo Master is an

air bleed device which feeds secondary air into the inlet manifold through

the P.C.Y. line.   The Turbo Master air feed system is activated by the

negative pressure generated by the vehicle engine revolution.   The Turbo

Master design also incorporates altitude correction controller which

increases the secondary air feed at high aititude and automatically lowers

it at lower altitude.

        Emissions test data submitted from an independent laboratory and Air

Resources Board‘s {ARB‘s) confirmatory tests show that the Turbo Master
device does not reduce the effectiveness of the emission control system of

the vehicle in which it is installed.   The device is sealed after

installation by trained installer to prevent tampering.   Based on the above,

the staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested.


SUMMARY
CONTENTS
I.         INITRODUCTION
II.        CONCLUSION
III.       RECOMMENDATION
IV.        DESCRIPTION
V.         EVALUATION
           APPENDIX
           Device Evaluation Test Results     A—1

           Device Installation Diagram        A—2

           U.S. Patent Documents              A—3




                                         1i


           EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS, INC. "TURBO MASTER" DEVICE
             FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156
              AND TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222


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             Environmental Products, Inc. (Environmental) of 7293 S. Sherman

    Street, Littleton, Colorado 80122, has applied for an exemption for their

    Turbo Master device for 1990 and older model year carbureted non—

    turbocharged and non—~supercharged gasoline vehicles.     The Turbo Master is an

    air bleed device which feeds secondary air into the inlet manifold through

    the P.C.V. line.      The Turbo Master air feed system is activated by the

    negative pressure generated by the vehicle engine revolution.      The Turbo

    Master design also incorporates altitude correction controller which

    automatically increases the secondary air feed at high altitude and reduces

     it at lower altitude.     The use of the Turbo Master does not require the

    removal of any emission control device of the vehicle on which it is

     installed.

    II.      CONCLUSTON

             The applicant has submitted all the required CY¥S—75 test data from

    an independent laboratory.      Based on the submitted exhaust emissions test

    data and the results of ARB‘s confirmatory tests, the staff concludes that

    the Environmental‘s Turbo Master device does not reduce the effectiveness of

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

    III.     RECOMMENDATION

             The staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and

    that Executive Order No. D—207 be issued, permitting the advertisement, sale

    and installation of the Turbo Master device on 1990 and older model—year

    carbureted non—turbocharged and non—supercharged gasoline vehicles.


IV.    DEYICEDESCRIPTION
        The Environmental "Turbo Master" is an air bleed device with a
diaphragm type barometric altitude correction controller.    According to the

manufacturer, the altitude correction controller will automatically adjust

the air flow depending on the altitude.    The "Turbo Master" manufacturer

also claims that the device will help immediate engine start,    increase

power, lower fuel cost, and clean the engine with usage.

        The device is connected to the engine air feed system through the

P.C.Y. (see Appendix A—2).     The connection from the device to the P.C.Y.

line is made with a three—way tee.    The P.C.Y. line feeds into the engine

intake manifold.     The device is also connected to the vacuum advance line to

the distributor and to the EGR by means of two three—way tees.     The TurEo

Master device has three adjustments, one for CO at low RPM, one for HC at

low RPM and one for HC at high RPM.    An air cleaner covers the 0.312 inch

orifice through which air enters the device.     The device is firmly mounted

on the inside wall of the vehicle near the front shock hump with the

brackets provided, and does not interfere with other engine parts.     It is

mounted as close as possible to the P.C.V. line.     It is to be installed and

adjusted only by trained installer according to the manufacturer‘s

installation instructions.     The device is sealed after installation to

prevent tampering.

        At low RPM, air flow is controlled by the idle speed metering rod

which is attached to the altitude controller, and also by the HC idle

adjustment screw.    At high RPM, the carburetor vacuum pulls down a

compression spring controlled diaphragm which is located at the lower part

of the device and causes more air to flow through both the low and high

speed metering rods, and the low and high speed adjustment screw openings.

Air flows into the engine inlet manifold through the P.C.Y. line.


v.        DEVICE EVALUATION
          Two vehicles were used to evaluate the Turbo Master device, a 1989

Ford Festiva with 1.3L engine and a 1990 Buick Estate Wagon with 5.0L

engine.    One back—to—back CVS—75 test and HFET were conducted.   The device

was installed and set by the manufacturer in accordance with their

installation instructions.    The tests were performed at Milton Roy Company

laboratory ({formerly ACS) in Orange, California.   Confirmatory tests were

performed by the ARB at the Haagen—Smit Laboratory in El Monte, California.

The confirmatory tests consisted of two back—to—back CVS—75 and HFET.

Results from the tests are shown in the appendix.

          The tests showed consistent reduction in CO for both vehicies.   The

change in HC showed an overall reduction for both vehicles.    The change in

NOx is inconsistent but did not show significant increase or decrease.

There was no significant fuel economy benefit for the Festiva, however,

there was a fuel economy gain of 8.2% for the Buick Estate Wagon.




           Environmental "Turbo Master" Device
              Exhaust Emission Test Results
               On a 1989 Ford Festiva 1.3L
                      Milton Roy Company
             Ext       Emissi         com/mi)
                                                Economy
TestMode    _HC_       _CQO_          _NOx_            _Gity_
Baseline    0.084       0.816         0.904            38.06
Device      0.081       0 .675        0.916            37 .92

% Change     —3.6       —17.3           +1.3             —0.4


           Environmental "Turbo Master" Device
              Exhaust Emission Test Results
            On a 1990 Buick Estate Wagon 5.0L
                    Milton Roy Company
            Exhaust Emissi            Com/mi)
                                                Euel   Economy (mpg)
TestMode    _HC_        _CO_          _NQx_             _City_
Baseline     0.204      1.175         0.591              16.04
Device       0.213      1.148         0.629              15 .94

% Change      +4 .4      —2.3           +6 .4             —0.6




                                A—1


                    Environmental "Turbo Master" Device
                        Exhaust Eission Test Results
                        On a 1989 Ford Festiva 1.3L
                            Air Resources Board
                      &         t Emissi       Com/mil      Fuel E            (mpg)
        Mode          _HGCL       01           KQr                  _City_
        Baseline      0.142        1.574       0 .554                36.53
        Baseline      0.104        1.335       0 .595                36 .48
        Aver age      0.123        1.455       0.575                 36.51

        Device         0 .091      0 .949      0.696                 37.08
        Device         0.093       0 .894      0 .664                36.96
        Average        0.092       0 .922 _    0 .680               1 37.02
        % Change       ~25.2       —36.6        +18.3({(0.10§gm)*     +1.4

                     Environmental "Turbo Master" Device
                        Exhaust Emission Test Results
                      On a 1990 Buick Estate Wagon 5.0L
                                Air Resources Board
                       g          Emissi       (am/mi)      Fuel Eco          (       )
        Mode           _HC_.       _£Q         _NQx_ _              _City_
        Baseline       0.214       1.598        0.620                 15.37
        Baseline       0.308       3.562        0 .620                15.05
        Average        0.261       2.580        0 .620                15.21

        Device         0.223       1.640        0 .571                17.28
        Device         0 .249      1.953        0.616                 15.62
        Average        0.236       1.796        0 .593                16.45

        % Change       —9.6        —30 .4       —4 .4                  +8.2

1.   Under the amended Vehicle Code Section 27156 Exemption Criteria an
increase of O.igm is allowable.      The NOx increase of O.105gm for the Ford
Festiva is considered to be within test variability.




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 United States Patent 19                                                                                   11         4,338,905
 Urich                                                                                                     (45] °_   Jul. 13, 1982

 [54)       METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR                                           2,196,852    8/19$7    Schumacher ... 1237573
          PRODUCING AND SUPPLYING ATOMIZED                            Primary Exam{ner—Wendell E. Burns
          FUEL TO AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION
          ENGINE                                                      1s7}                            ABSTRACT
 [76]     Inventor:    Carl L. Urich, 7293 S. Sherman St.,            A method and apparatus for efficiently atomizing fuel
                        Littleton, Colo. 80122                        for supplemental supply to an internal combustion en—
                                                                      gine are described wherein the atomized fuel is supplied
 [21}     Appl. No.: 145,608
                                                                      to the engine in addition to the conventionally carburet—
 [22]      Filed:      May 1, 1980                                    ted fuel. A partion of the fuel being supplied to a carbu—
—{51]     Iat Q).                     FO2M 21/02; FO2M 17/26          retor in a conventional manner is diverted to the system
  [12)    USs.a.                              . 123/825; 123/536;     according to the invention and is supplied thereto in a
                                                 123/575; 1237518     metered fashion. A fuel vapor is produced and is sup—
  {58}     Fleld of Search ............... 123/525, 536, §38, 575,    plied to the engine downstream of the carburetor, as
                                                     123/577, §18     required by the engine; this requirement being indicated
                                                                      by engine vacuum. Vaporization is sccomplished in the
 [56]                    References Cited
                                                                      described embodiment by heat and ultrasonic nebuliza—
                U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS                                 tion.
         2,150,764 3/1939 Farineau ..
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     PRODUCING AND SUPPLYING ATOMIZED                                         Primary Exam{ner—Wendell E. Burns
        FUEL TO AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION
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                                                                                   A method by which             +i   s apparatus
                        Littleton, Colo. 80122
                                                                                   controls the the fuel air ratio.
[21] Appl. No.: 145,608                                                            The fuel is turned cff at device.
                                                                                   The electronics are also turned
[22] Filed:     May 1, 1980
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(51] Int, )                         FO2M 21/02; FO2M 17/26                         air controls and presetting the air
12      US. Cl                    llnncommnennmraremeemen 123/825; 123/536;
                                                           123/578; 123/518
                                                                                   and fuel ratios, the unit becomes
                                                                                   a Pollution device.
{58]    Field of Search ............... 123/525, $36, $38, 575,
                                                               123/377, $18
[56]                  References Cited
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        ENGINE                                                                       [37}                                ABSTRACT— A, Gas Saver.
{761    Inventor:         Carl L. Urich, 7293 S. Sherman St.,                        A method and spparatus for efficiently atomizing fue!
                          Littleton, Colo. $0122                                     for supplemental supply to an internal combustion en—
                                                                                     gine are described wherein the atomized fuel is supplied
{21]    Appl. No.: 145,608
                                                                                         to the engine in addition to the conventionally carburet—
(22]    Filed:            May 1, 1980                                                    ted fuel. A partion of the fuel being supplied to a carbu—
{51]    Int. C1...               ... FO2M 21/02; POZM 17/26                              tetor in a conventional manmer is diverted to the system
[52]    MUS, Cl i.nc             occvnvnnevenmncnrennnierenene 123/825; 123/534;         according to the invention and is supplied thereto in a
                                                                123/7575; 123/518        metered fashion. A fuel vapor is produced and is sup—
(s8]    Field of Search ...                        123/525, $36, §38, 575,               plied to the engine downstream of the carburetor, as
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                                                                     123/577, 518
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[56]                       References Cited
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