Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 28, 1991.
As of Friday, October 18th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1991 and older model-year diesel-powered vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-232
  • Executive Order 232 / D232
  • ARB # D-232
  • Executive Order No: D-232
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-232
  • Resolution D-232
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-232 PDF

D-232 Document:



                                                                 (Page 1 of 3)

                                  State of California
                                  AlIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—232
                       Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                  of the Y¥ehicle Code

                                  TRADEX INTERNATIONAL
                                   "FUEL KING" DEVICE

      WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13 California Code of
      Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(e), authorize the California Air
______ResourcesBoard(ARB)anditsExecutiveOfficertoexemptadd—onand______________________
      modified parts from the prohibitions of Y¥ehicle Code Section 27156.

      WHEREAS, Tradex International has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
      prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the "Fuel King" device.

      WHEREAS , pursuant to the authority vested in‘tthe 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 King" is an add—on device that is attached to the fuel
                 line in a motor vehicle.

                 The fuel line is part of the required motor vehicle pollution
                 control system.

                 The "Fuel King" is intended for use with a required pollution
                 control system.                                           ‘

                 The "Fuel King" by being installed in the fuel line alters the
                 original design of a motor vehicle pollution control system.

                 The "Fuel King" 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).

                 The "Fuel King" does not reduce the effectiveness of any required
                 motor vehicle pollution control device.

                 The Air Resources Board, in the exercise of technical judgement,
                 is aware of no basis on which the "Fuel King" will provide either
                 a decrease in emission or an increase in fuel economy.

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


       TRADEX INTERNATIONAL                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—232
        "FUEL KING" DEVICE                              (Page 2 of 3)


                  The "Fuel King" is not a certified motor vehicle poliution control
                  device pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 43644.

            10.   The Air Resources Board by granting an exemption to the Tradex    .
                  International for the "Fuel King" does not recommend or endorse in
                  any way the "Fuel King" for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or
                  any other purpose.

          I1T 1S HEREBY RESOLVED that the "Fuel King" is exempt from the prohibitions
_________OofVehicleCodeSection27156forinstallationon1991andearltermodel—————————————
          year 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 the Tradex 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 "Fuel King" and is only a
                  finding that the device is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle
                  Code Section 27156.

                  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.
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TRADEX INTERNATIONAL                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—232
"FUEL KING" DEVICE                                  (Page 3 of 3)

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of
this order. The order may be revoked only after a 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 tfi?é?        day of August, 1991.




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                                       R. B. Summerfield
                                       Assistant Division Chief
                                       Mobtle Source Division


                   State of California
                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD




  EVALUATION OF TRADEX INTERNATIONAL‘S "FUEL KING" PEVICE
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




                                                           ICEo      oCOs
      _EVALUATION—OF—TRADEX—INTERNATIONALS "FUEL KING®*DEV
       FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION
         27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                      CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIQONS




                                     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


        Tradex International (Tradex), of 4644 West Jennifer, #101, Fresno, CA

93722, has applied for exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156
                                                                        of the
California Vehicle Code for the "Fuel King" device.      The device is designed for
 installatton on 1991 and older model—year diesel powered vehicles.

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

the "Moleculator Fuel Energizer" and ?he "Fuel Dominator' by Interna
                                                                     l Energy
Management Corporation, the "Top Eliminatbq" by Top Eliminator,
                                                                Inc.., and the
"Vitalizer" by P.A.C.E. Setters of Amerdca.   Based on the engineering
evaluation of the device and exemptions issued for other devices
                                                                 that operate
in a manner similar to the Fusel King, the staff believes
                                                          that the Fue!l King
will not have any adverse.effects on the exhaust emissions
                                                           from diesel powered
vehicles.

        The Staff recommends that the Fuel King device be
                                                          exempted from the
brohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for
                                                1991 and older model—year diesel
powered vehicles and Executive Order D—232 be issue
                                                    d.


                                               Page Number


SUMMAR Y                                            1
CONTENTsS                                          11
I.         INTRODUCTION                             1
II.        CONCLUSION                               1        ;
III.       RECOMMENDATION                           1        %
IV.        DEVICE DESCRIPTION                       2        %
vV.        DILSCUSSION                              2        \
APPENDICES
                                                    4
           A: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

           B: ENGINEERING DRAWING




                                          11


    4                EVALUATION OF TRADEX INTERNAIONAL‘S "FUEL KING" DEVICE
(                  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
                Tradex International (Tradex), of 4644 West Jennifer, #101, Fresno, CA

o—————93722,has—applted—for—exempttonfromthe "pr‘ofifl‘i”t"i’t)‘n"S‘" of V¥ehtolte CodeSeetion~—~—~~—~———

         (VC) 27156 for the "Fuel King" device.   The device is designed for installation

        on 1991 and older model year diesel powered vehicles.

                The applicant submitted drawings and ‘specifications of the device for

         evaluation.



        OI1.    CONCLUSTONS
                Previodsly the Air Resources Board (ARB) exempted four similar devices:

         the "Mblecu]ator" and the "Fuel Dominator" by Internal Energy Management

         Corporation, the "Top Eliminator" by Top Eliminator., Inc., and the "Vitatizer"

        _ by P.A.C.E. Setters of America.   Based on the engingering evaluation of the

         device and the exemptions issued to other devices that operate in a manner

         similar to the Fuel King, the staff believes that the Fuel King will not have

         any adverse effects on the exhaust emissions from diesel powered vehicles.



         III. RECOMMENDATION
                The staff recommends that Tradex be granted an exemption from the

         prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Fuel King device

         and that Executive Order D—232 be issued.


IV.    DESCRIPIIQN
       The Fuel King is a cylindrical shape device designed for installation in

series with the vehicle‘s fuel line.     The outer housing of the Fuel King is

stainless steel or aluminum and contains magnets in combination with a stream—

interruptor.   The Fuel King is 100 mm long with a core length of 65 mm, and an

inner core diameter of 23 mm.     The device‘s installation instructions and

drawings are shown in Appendices A and B, respectively.



V.     DISCUSSION
       Tradex claims that when the Fuel King is installed on a vehicle‘ fuel
                                                                       s
line, the stream—interruptor will create turbulence againét the surf
                                                                     ace of the
magnets as the diesel fuel goes through the device.    According to Tradex. this
action creates an electron flow which increases the oxidation betwee
                                                                     n
hydrocarbon fuel and oxygen.    Realignment of the molecules occur causing an
optimum combustion of the fuel.    The system also creates a better electric       ?
conduction resulting in a finer spray of the fuel in the com
                                                             bustion chamber .
Tradex further claims the Fuel King device to reduce
                                                     soot output by 50 to 70
percent, reduce fuel consumption by 6 percent, shorten
                                                       acceleration time and
lengthen motor oil life.   The ARB did not perform any testing on the device to
substantiate the claims made by the manufacturer.     However, it is the staff‘s
opinion that the technical principles underlying the
                                                     stated function of the
device are not capable of producing any effects on emissi
                                                          ons and fuel economy.


       The ARB previously exempted four similar deviées; "Moleculator Fuel

Energizer" and "Fuel Dominator" by Internal Energy Management Corporation, "Top

Eliminator" by Top Eliminator, Inc., and "Vitalizer" by P.A.C.E. Setters of
America.   Because of previous exemptions issued to similar devices with the

same operating principle as the Fuel King and the fact that qualifying for an

exemption is based on not adversely affecting exhaust emissions, the staff

recommends that Tradex be granted an exemptioh as requested.


APPENDICES


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