Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 23, 1992.
As of Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1992 and older gasoline and diesel powered vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-247
  • Executive Order 247 / D247
  • ARB # D-247
  • Executive Order No: D-247
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-247
  • Resolution D-247
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-247 PDF

D-247 Document:



                                                                (Page 1 of 3)

                         1         State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                         (        EXECUTIVE ORDER D—247
                 Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code

                          ;        POWERBURN USA, INC.
                                     POWERBURN DEVICE

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, Powerburn USA, Inc. has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Powerburn device, models
120 (2.0L or less), 130 (2.0L—3.5L), 18§ (3.5L—7.0L) and 2 units of 185
(7.0L or greater).            (

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 Powerburn is an add—on device that is attached to the fuel
          line in a motor vehicle.

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

     3.   ‘The Powerburn is intended for use with a required pollution
          ‘control system.

     4.   EThe Powerburn by being installed in the fuel line alters the
          Original design of a motor vehicle pollution control system.

     5.   ‘The Powerburn 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).
     6.   The Powerburn does not reduce the effectiveness of any required
          motor vehicle pollution control device.

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

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


rOWERBURN—USA, INC.        i                        EXECUTIVE ORDER D~247
POWERBURN DEVICE                                    (Page 2 of 3)


     9.    The Powerburn is not a_certified motor vehicle pollution control
           device pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 43644.

     10.   The Air Resources Board by granting an exemptios to Powerburn USA,
           Inc.   for the Powerburn does not recommend or endorse in any way
           the Powerburn for emissions reduction, fuel ecosomy, or any other
           purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Powerburn is exempt from the prohibitions of
Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1992 and earlier model—year
vehicles powered with gasoline and 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.

           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 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 Powerburn USA,   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 Powerburn 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.


POWERBURN USA, INC.                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—247
POWERBURN 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 El Monte, California, this   ¢;£5},‘th of March,   1992.




                                         Summerfield
                                   Asststant Division Chief
                                   Mobile Source Division


                    State of. California
                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD




    EVALUATION OF POWERBURN USA, INC.‘S POWERBURN DEVICE
FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION
  27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
               CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE




                         March 1992


                           State of California
                           AIR RESOURCES   BCARD




           EVALUATION OF POWERBURN USA, INC.‘S POWERBURN DEVICE
       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
                            El 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



       Powerburn USA,   Inc.,   of 7316 Encelia Drive,   La Jolla,   California 92037,

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

California Vehicle Code for the Powerburn device, models 120,         130 and 185.   The

device is designed for installation on 1992 and older model—year gasoline and

diesel powered vehicles.   ‘

       Previously the Air Resources Board (ARB) exémpted three similar devices;

"Moleculator Fuel Energizer" and the ."Fuel Dominator" by Internal Energy

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

"Ecolizer" by Emissions Tgchnology,     Inc..    Based on the engineering evaluation

of the Powerburn device afid exemptions issued for the devices that operate in a

manner similar to the Powerburn, the staff believes that the Powerburn will not

have any adverse effects on the exhaust emissions from gasoline and diesel

powered vehicles.

       The staff recommends that the Powerburn device,       models 120,   130 and 185,

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

Executive Order D—247 be issued.


                                     TASLE OF CONTENTS




                                                                 Page Number



SUMMARY                                                               i
CoNTENTS                                                 R           i1
I.        INTRODUCTION                                                1
II.       CONCLUSION           ,                             .        1
III.      RECOMMENDATION       .                                      1
Iv.       DEVICE DESCRIPTION              ‘                           2
v.        DISCUSSION           bo                  —                  2
APPENDICES                     .                                      3
          A: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS                                A—1
          B:   ENGINEERING DRAWING                                    A—2




                                              ii


                EVALUATION OF POWERBURN USA, INC.‘S POWERBURN DEVICE
             FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION
               27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                          CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE


I.        INTRODUCTION

          Powerburn USA,    Inc.,   of 7316 Encelia Drive, La Jolla,   California 92037,

has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section (VC)

27156 for the Powerburn device.          The device is designed for installation on

1992 and older model—year gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.            The applicant

submitted installation instructions and specifications of the device for the

Air Resources Board‘s (ARB) evaluation.



II.       CONCLUSTONS

          Previously, the ARB exempted three similar devices;       "Moleculator Fuel

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

the "Top Eliminator" by Top Eliminator,         Inc., and the "Ecolizer" by Emissions

Technology, Inc..       Based on the engineering evaluation of the device and the

exemptions issued to other devices that operate in a manner similar to the

Powerburn, the staff has determined the Powerburn will not have any adverse

effects on the exhaust emissions from gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.



III. RECOMMENDATION

          The staff recommends that Powerburn USA, Inc. be granted an exemption

from the prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the

Powerburn device,       models 120,   130 and 183,   and that Executive Order D—247 be

issued.


IV.    DEVICE DESCRIPTION

       The Powerburn is a cylindrical shape device designed for instailation in

series with the vehicle‘s fuel line.      The Powerburn consists of an outer

cartridge which contains a ferrite core and metal alloy cones.        The cartridge

is approximately 6.25 inches in length and 1.00 inch in diameter.        The

Powerburn device is available in three sizes, models 120,       130 and 185,

depending on the vehicle éngine sizes.      The device‘s installation instructions

and an engineering drawing are shown in Appendices A and B respectively.



v.     DISCUSSION

       Powerburn USA,   Inc.   claims that the Powerburn,   when installed on a

vehicle‘s fuel line, electro—chemically and electro-fiagnetically reacts with

the hydrocarbons in the fuel.      The manufacturer also claims this device

improves vehicle performance,     reduces.fuel consumption,   increases engine power,

reduces toxic emissions, prolongs engine life and extends engine oil life.          The

ARB did not perform any tésting 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 6f the device are not capable of

producing any effects on emissions and fuel economy.

       The ARB previously exempted three similar devices;       "Moleculator Fuel

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

the "Top Eliminator" by Tép Eliminator, Inc., and the "Ecolizer" by Emissions

Technology, Inc..   Because of previous exemptions issued to similar devices

with the same operating principle as the Powerburn and the fact that qualifying

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

staff recommends that Powerburn USA, Inc. be granted an exemption as requested.
                                          —2~


APPENDIX


                                               APPENDIX A




            Re ;         #itting Instruegions‘ —


           The Powerburn fuel unit is fitted to both diesel and gasoline engines.
           To gain maximum results from the vnit it is fitted L6 che main fuel line
           as close co the carbucutor or Injection system as possible,Yor vehicles
           utllising rubber hose, the hoss is placed or firted to ecach end of the
           unic into a "Standard Barb" urilising a metal clamp a&t cach end or a
           "Push on Berh" not requiring any hoge clemps‘, the larter boing the more
           prefferable of the two.

           For vehicles utilising‘a metal fuel line, the line is cut in two sections‘
           equivaleat in lengch to that of the unit keeping as close co the carburacor
           or injection system as possible. Eicher ond of the metal line is then
           {fitted into the unit using a "Flarsless Tube Nut & Ferruls", The other
           alternative to this method would be to secure rubber hose to the metal
           line festening ic with mekal hoeo clamps,          then securing the other ends‘
           of the rubber hose to a "Standard Barb" or "Push on Barb" as previously
           statked .

          Once the fuel line has been fitted with the unit it may then be fastenod
          to the engine or pertalining walls! using the two brackets‘ provided.



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