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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 15, 1991.
As of Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
3031991 and older gasoline and diesel vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-229
  • Executive Order 229 / D229
  • ARB # D-229
  • Executive Order No: D-229
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-229
  • Resolution D-229
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Download: Executive Order D-229 PDF

D-229 Document:



                                                 (Page 1 of 3)

                           State of California
                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—229
                 Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code

                   INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
                KANE SOFT PARTICLE INDUCTOR MODEL NUMBER 303

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 Vehiclie Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, International Research and Development has applied to the ARB for
exemption from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Kane
Soft Particle Inductor model number 303.

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—4§5—5, the Air
Resources Board finds:

     1.    The Kane Soft Particle Inductor model number 303 is an add—on
          device attached to the fuel line in a motor vehicle.

     2.   The Kane Soft Particle Inductor model number 303 is intended for
          use with a required motor vehicle pollution control systenm.

     3.    The Kane Soft Particle Inductor model number 303 by being
          installed in the fuel line alters the original design of a motor
          vehicle pollution control system.

     4.   The Kane Soft Particle Inductor model number 303 is a device
          subject to the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and add—
          on part as defined by 13 CCR Section 1900(b)(1).

     5.   The Kane Soft Particle Inductor model number 303 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 Kane Soft Particle Inductor
          model number 303 will provide either a decrease in exhaust
          emissions or an increase in fuel economy.


INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—229
KANE SOFT PARTICLE INDUCTOR                       (Page 2 of 3)



          It has not been determined what effect the use of the Kane Soft
          Particle Inductor model number 303 may have on any warranty,
          either expressed or implied, by the manufacturer of a motor
          vehicle on which the device is installed.

          The Kane Soft Particle Inductor model number 303 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 International
          Research and Development for the Kane Soft Particle Inductor model
          number 303 does not recommend or endorse in any way the Kane Soft
          Particle Inductor model number 303 for emissions reduction, fuel
          economy, or any other purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLYVED that the Kane Soft Particle Inductor model number
303 is exempt from the prohibitions of V¥ehicle Code Section 27156 for
installation on 1991 and older model year gasoline and diesel powered
vehicles 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 International Research and Development, 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 Kane Soft
           Particle Inductor model number 303 and is only a finding that the
           device is exempt from the prohibitions of Y¥ehicle Code Section
           27156.


INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT           EXECUTIVE QORDER D—229
KANE SOFT PARTICLE INDUCTOR                      (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.

¥iolation 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.
                                              pho
Executed at El Monte, California, this     5;- day of August, 1991.


                                                         44:j,<12£££;;L
                                             . Summerfield
                                         AsGistant Division Chief
                                         Mobile Source Division


                     State of California
                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD




     EVALUATION OF INTERNATIQNAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT‘S
   KANE SOFT PARTICLE INDUCTOR MODEL NUMBER 303 FOR EXEMPTION
FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE
WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                           August 1991


                                 State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD




                EVALUATION OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT‘S
              KANE SOFT PARTICLE INDUCTOR MODEL NUMBER 303 FOR EXEMPTION
           FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEKICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE
           WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                                           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
ces




      endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                   SUMMAR Y



       International Research and Development, of P. 0. Box 571, Kootenai, ID

83840, has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of

the California Vehicle Code for the Kane Soft Particle Inductor model number

303.   The Kane Soft Particle Inductor model number 303 is designed for
installation on 1991 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 Kane Soft

Particle Inductor model number 303 does not have any adverse effect on exhaust

emissions.   The staff recommends the Kane Soft Particle Inductor mode] number

303 be exempted from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 and that

Executive Order D—229 be issued.


                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS



                                                     Page Number



SUMMARY                                                    1

CONTENTS                                                  11

I.        INTRODUCTION                                     1

II.       CONCLUS ION                                      1

III.       RECOMMENDATION                                  1

IV .      DESCRIPTION




                                                           Nn
V.        DISCUSSION

          APPENDIX




                                                           @Q
          APPENDIX A:    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS




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                                          11


            EVALUATION OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT‘S
          KANE SOFT PARTICLE INDUCTOR MODEL NUMBER 303 FOR EXEMPTION
       FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE
       WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




I.     INTRODUCTION

       International Research and Development, of P. 0. Box 571, Kootenai, ID

83840, has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of

the California Vehicle Code for the Kane Soft Particle Inductor model number

303.   The Kane Soft Particle Inductor model number 303 is designed for

installation on 1991 and older model year gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.



11.     CONCLUSIONS
        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 Kane Soft

Particle Inductor model number 303 does not have any adverse effect on exhaust

emissions.



III.     RECOMMENDATION

        The staff recommends the Kane Soft Particle Inductor model number 303 be

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

Order D—229 be issued.



IV.     DEVICE DESCRIPTION

        The Kane Soft Particle Inductor model number 303 is a magnetic device

designed for installation on the fuel line.   The device is mounted on the fuel

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line as close to the injection system as possible and pressed together.      The

device is attached to the line in a clamping mode type operation.      The magnet

housing is round in shape and contains two parts.     The two parts slide together

allowing the fuel line to be trapped in the middle of the device.      The device

is held together in this position by two serated tabs on opposite sides of the

housing.



V.     DISCUSSION
       International Research and Development claims when the device is

installed on a vehicle‘s fuel line, it induces a magnetic field to the fuel

which aligns the molecular structure allowing the fuel to vaporize and burn

more efficiently.     It is the staff‘s opinion that the technical principle

underlying the stated function of the device are not capable of producing any

effects on emissions and fuel economy..

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

substantiate the claims made by the manufacturer.      Ns 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 International Research and Development be granted an exemption

 as requested.


APPENDIX


_ The Kane soft particle inductor, a
                                                                                       APPENDIX A




—FUEL _ CONDITIONER
  Magnetic, ionization of the hydrocarbon atoms

 Reports of 2 to 4 extra
 miles per gallon on
 autos and % to 1 mile
 increase on heavy diesel
 trucks.
 No tools are needed,
 and it installs in
 seconds.
 Too good to be true?
 That‘s why we
 guarantee it!
  The principle is not new, an old
  theory from the 1800‘s, now
  put into use through modern |
  science.                 «.
  How does it work?
  Soft particle physics — the         Installation: Simply slip the       Customer reports on file:
  inductor aligns the molecular       Kane inductor over the fuel line
  structure allowing the fuel to      as closae to the injection system   73 more miles on 15 gallons."
  vaporize and burn more                                                                           Los Angeies
                                      as possible, and press together.    "200 more miles on 300 gallons."
  efficiently.                                                             ,                        18 Wheeler
                                                                          ""‘Increased performance 13.8%."
  The Guarantee: Try one for          The Kane soft particle inductor,    anal                      Motorhome
  90 days. If you‘re not satisfied,   a patented device, uses no           Will save me its cost in 30/45
  you‘ll get your money back!         energy, no electrical hook—ups,     days."                           N.G.8B.
                                      requires no maintenance, and
                                      never wears out.
                                                                          Compare others on the
           DISTRIBUTED BY:                                                market. The truck diesel
                                      The fact is, once you have a        model sells for $189.00 and the
                                      Kane soft particle inductor on      car version for a bit less, about
                                      your vehicle, you will be so        $130.00. In both cases you
                                      satisfied with it, that no one      must cut the fuel line to
                                      will be able to get you to          install their units, and neither
                                      remove it.                          operate better than the Kane
                                                                          inductor.

                                      One size fits all fuel lines to     THE KANE INDUCTOR;
                                      %¥", that covers all cars and       * No tools are needed.
                                      trucks.                             * Installs in seconds.
                                      * Works on all engines, gas or      * No fuel lines are cut.
                                        diesel.                           * No ceramics are used.
                                                                          * Price breakthrough.

  €1990 IRC Robert E. Kane, Ph.D.                                                   Soft Particle Physics Form #30



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