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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 29, 1992.
As of Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1992 and older model-year vehicles powered by gasoline or diesel engines

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-282
  • Executive Order 282 / D282
  • ARB # D-282
  • Executive Order No: D-282
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-282
  • Resolution D-282
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Download: Executive Order D-282 PDF

D-282 Document:



                                                       (Page 1 of 3)

                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—282
                  Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                             of the Vehicle Code

                                  INSET, INC.
                             FUEL STABILIZER DEVICE

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13 California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(e), authorizes 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, INSET,   Inc. has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Fuel Stabilizer Device.

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 Setion 39516 and Executive Order G—45—5, the Air
Resources Board finds:

     1.   The Fuel Stabilizer 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 Fuel Stabilizer is intended for use with a required pollution
          control system.

     4.   The Fuel Stabilizer by being installed on the fuel line alters the
          original design of a motor vehicle pollution control system.

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

     7.   The ARB, in the exercise of technical judgement, is aware of no
          basis on which the Fuel Stabilizer will provide either a decrease
          in emission or an increase in fuel economy.

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


INSET, INC.                                          EXECUTIYE ORDER D—282
FUEL STABILIZER DEVICE                               (Page 2 sf 3)



     9.    The Fuel Stabilizer is not a certified motor vehicle pollution
           control device pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 43644.

     10.   The ARB by granting an exemption to INSET, Inc. for the Fuel
           Stabilizer does not recommend or endorse in ary way the Fuel
           Stabilizer for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or any other
           purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Fuel Stabilizer Device is exempt from the
prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1992 and
earlier model—year vehicles with gasoline or diesel 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 ARB 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 Exesutive Order shall
           be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the ARB.
           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 INSET, 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 sconomy or emissions
           reduction claims for the Fuel Stabilizer and is only a finding
           that the device is exempt from the prohibitiors 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 —aken herein in any
           advertising or other oral or written communication.


INSET , INC.                                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—282 «*
FUEL STABILIZER 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   45?;?   day of September,   1992.




                                       Assistant Division Chief
                                       Mobile Source Division


                    State of California
                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD




     EVALUATION OF INSET INC.‘S FUEL STABILIZER DEVICE
FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION
  27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
               CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                      September 1992


                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD




             EVALUATION OF INSET INC.‘S FUEL STABILIZER DEVICE
        FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE 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
                            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




       INSET,   Incorporated of 9 Post Road,   Oakland, New Jersey,   07436,   has

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

Vehicle Code for the Fuel Stabilizer device.      The device is designed for

installation on 1992 and older model—year vehicles with gasoline or diesel

engines.

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

the "Top Eliminator" by Carbon Eliminator Systems, Inc., the "Moleculator Fuel

Energizer" by Internal Energy Management Corp., and the "Fuel Enhancer/

Catalytic Fuel Conditioner" by Coast Filtration, Inc.      Based on the engineering

evaluation of the Fuel Stabilizer device and exemptions issued for devices that

operate in a manner similar to the Fuel Stabilizer,     the staff believes that the

Fuel Stabilizer will not have any adverse effects on the exhaust emissions from

1992 and older model year vehicles with Gasoline or Diesel engines.

       The staff recommends that the Fuel Stabilizer device be exempted from

the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 and that Executive Order D—282

be issued.


                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS




                                                      Page Number




SUMMARY

CONTENTS                                                  ii

T.        INTRODUCTION

II.       CONCLUSION

III.      RECOMMENDATION

Iv.    DEVICE DESCRIPT;ON

v.     DISCUSSION

APPENDICES

       A:    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS




                                         i1


               EVALUATION OF INSET INC.‘S FUEL STABILIZER 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

       INSET,   Incorporated of 9 Post Road,   Oakland,   New Jersey,   07436,   has

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

27156 for the Fuel Stabilizer device.    The device is designed for installation

on 1992 and older model—year vehicles with gasoline or diesel engines.            The

applicant submitted installation instructions and a sample of the device for

our evaluation.




II.    CcoNCLUSION

       Previously, the Air Resources Board (ARB) exempted three similar

devices; the "Top Eliminator" by Carbon Eliminator Systems, Inc., the

"Moleculator Fuel Energizer" by Internal Energy Management Corp., and the "Fuel

Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel Conditioner" by Coast Filtration, Inc.          Based on the

engineering evaluation of the device and the exemptions issued to other devices

that operate in a manner similar to the Fuel Stabilizer,       the staff has

determined the Fuel Stabilizer will not have any adverse effects on the exhaust

emissions from 1992 and older vehicles with gasoline or diesel engines.




III.   RECOMMENDATION

       The staff recommends that INSET, Incorporated be granted an exemption

from the prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Fuel

Stabilizer device and that Executive Order D—282 be issued.


IV.      DREVICE DESCRIPTION

         The Fuel Stabilizer consists of a steel tube with a corkscrew shaped

steel piece running through it.     Upon inspection of the sample provided by

INSET,   Inc., it was determined that the The Fuel Stabilizer is made entirely of

stainless steel and is not magnetic.     The installation instructions for the

Fuel Stabilizer are included in Appendix A.




v.       DISCUSSTON

         INSET,   Incorporated claims that the Fuel Stabilizer, when installed on a

vehicle‘s fuel line, aligns the fuel molecules with "Stabilization Energy."

The manufacturer also claims this device improves fuel economy and reduces

vehicle emissions.     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 emissions and fuel economy.




         The ARB previously exempted three similar devices; the "Top Eliminator"

by Carbon Eliminator Systems,     Inc., the "Moleculator Fuel Energizer" by

Internal Energy Management Corp., and the "Fuel Enhancer/Catalytic Fuel

Conditioner" by Coast Filtration, Inc.     Because of previous exemptions issued

to similar devices with the same operating principle as the Fuel Stabilizer and

the fact that qualifying for an exemption is based on not adversely affecting

exhaust emissions, the staff recommends that INSET, Incorporated be granted an

exemption as requested.


APPENDIX


              INSET INDUSTRIES, INC
      FUELSTABILIZER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

STEP#1 —     Take emissions readings on engine before starting installation.

STEP#2 —     Record initial readings.

STEP #3 —    Place two marks (7 inches apart) on main fuel line betweenfuel tank and fuel pump:
             or two marks between fuel pump and carburetor (or fuel distributor or fuelinjector
             rail).

STEP #4 —    Using hydraulic fittings, secure fuel stabilizer (weight — 2.7 lbs) to fuel line ensuring
             fuel stabilizer is rattle free! Be aware that fuel stabilizer has one side marked IN
             and one side marked OUT. It must be installed on fuel line according to the fuel
             flow from the fuel tank (in side) towards the engine (out side).

STEP#5 —      Ground or earth fuel stabilizer to chassis of vehicle with at least 12 gaugewire.

STEP #6 —     CAUTION! Make sure there are NO fuel leaks! (This canbe dangerous as well as.
             cause performance problems.)

STEP #7 ——   Take emissions readings on engine after testing period is complete

STEP #8 —     Record final readings.

INSE].LUSTRIES TECHNICAL SERVICE CAN BE CON‘,TED M—F BETWEEN 8 AM AND 5 PM AT (201) 7.911



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