Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 10, 1993.
As of Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
1200T1993 and older model-year heavy-duty diesel fueled engines

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-312
  • Executive Order 312 / D312
  • ARB # D-312
  • Executive Order No: D-312
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-312
  • Resolution D-312
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Download: Executive Order D-312 PDF

D-312 Document:



                                                              (Page 1 of 2)


                               State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD



                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—312
                 Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code




                               IRAAL, INCORPORATED
                           HYDRO POWER PAK MODEL 1200T


Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board 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 RESOLVED:  That the installation of the Hydro Power Pak
Model 1200T manufactured by Iraal, Inc., RRl Box 111, Keosauqua, Iowa,
52565, 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 all 1993 and older
model—year heavy—duty diesel fueled engines.

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 vehicle manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device, as
exempted by the Air Resources Board, that adversely affect the performance
of a vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive
Order.

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.

Marketing of this device using an identification other than that shown in
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 IRAAL, INC.‘S HYDRO POWER PAK MODEL 1200T.

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or
misleading advertising unlawful, and Section 17534 makes violation
punishable as a misdemeanor.


IRAAL,‘ INC.                                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—312
HYDRO POWER PAK MODEL 1200T                              (Page 2 of 2)




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 /0     day of August, 1993.




                                      Assistant Divigion Chief
                                      Mobile Source Division


                   State of California
                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD




 EVALUATION OF IRAAL, INC.‘S HYDRO POWER PAK MODEL 1200T
    FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF
            THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                      August 1993


                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD




            EVALUATION OF IRAAL, INC.‘S HYDRO POWER PAK MODEL 12007
               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


          Iraal, Inc., of RR1 Box 111, Keosauqua, Iowa, 52565, has applied for an

exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of tfie California Vehicle Code

(VC) for their Hydro Power Pak Model 1200T device.    The Hydro Power Pak Model

1200T device is designed for installation on all 1993 and older model—year

‘heavy—duty diesel fueled engines.

          Iraal, Inc. has submitted a completed application and all the required

information.     Based on independent laboratory emissions test results, the Hydro

Power Pak Model 1200T device was found not to have any adverse effects on

emissions.

          The staff recommends that Iraal, Inc. be granted exemption as requested

and that Executive Order D~312 be issued for the Hydro Power Pak Model 12007

device.


                                    CONTENTS


                                                     Number.

SUMMARY                                                  i

CONTENTS                                                1i

I.        INTRODUCTION

II.       CONCLUSION

III.   RECOMMENDATION

IV.       DEVICE DESCRIPTION

v.        HYDRO POWER PAK MODEL 1200T DEVICE

       EVALUATION AND DISCUSSION

       APPENDIX

       APPENDIX A:       INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

       APPENDIX B:       DRAWINGS




                                          i1


                EVALUATION OF IRAAL, INC.‘S HYDRO POWER PAK MODEL 1200T
                  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

           Iraal, Inc., of RR1 Box 111, Keosauqua, Iowa,    52565, has applied for an

 exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code

 (VC) for their Hydro Power Pak Model 1200T device.        The Hydro Power Pak Model

— 12007 device is designed for installation on all 1993 and older model—year

 heavy—duty diesel fueled engines.

           Iraal, Inc. has submitted a completed application and all the required

 information.

 II.       CONCLUSION

           Based on independent laboratory emissions testing, the staff concludes

 that the installation of the Iraal,     Inc.‘s Hydro Power Pak Model 1200T device

 will not adversely affect exhaust emissions from vehicles for which an

 exemption is requested.

 III.      RECOMMENDATION

           The staff recommends that Iraal, Inc. be granted exemption as requested

 and that Executive Order D—312 be issued for the Hydro Power Pak Model 1200T

 device.

 IV.    DEVICE DESCRIPTION

           The Hydro Power Pak Model 1200T device creates and supplies hydrogen and

oxygen mixed with air to the engine.       The device may be installed on all 1993

and older model—year heavy—duty diesel fueled engines.

           The device consists of an 11 inch square by 15.5 inch tall box with a

tightly fitted lid.       Two electrical connections are provided on opposite

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sides of the box;     On top of the lid,   an air cleaner is attached which acts as

the device‘s air intake.     Four holes are drilled through the lid allowing air

to enter the main chamber of the device.       In the center of the lid extending

through and sealed from the air cleaner chamber is the output tube connecting

the main device chamber with the supply hose connecting to the engine air

intake.

          Inside the box and connecfied to the external electrical connections are

vertically oriented anode and cathode plates.      During operation, these plates

are submerged in an electrolyte solution consisting of Glacial Acetic Acid.

According to the manufacturer, an electrolyte solution containing 1% to 1 1/2%

acetic acid and distilled water will produce optimum results.      With these

concentrations, the electrolyte keeps the cathode and anode plates clean,

creates its own buffer and removes the gas bubbles that form on the plates.

Additionally,    the manufacturer claims this concentration of acetic acid will

put the proper pressure on the chemical reaction occurring in the electrolysis

process and, thus, produces higher amounts of hydrogen gas.

          According to the manufacturer, this device when connected to the

vehicle‘s main electrical power supply produces hydrogen and oxygen which

reduces emissions, carbon deposits and increases power and fuel mileage.

v.        HYDRO POWER PAK MODEL 1200T DEVICE EVALUATION AND DISCUSSION

          A 1987 Chevrolet Silverado C20 pick—up truck equipped with an 6.2 liter

diesel engine was used fo; the evaluation of the Iraal,     Inc.‘s Hydro Power Pak

Model 1200T.     The dynamometer inertia weight and loading were calculated by

procedures as outlined in "Procedures For Exemption of Add—on and Modified

Parts", paragraph III.F..    The dynamometer inertia weight and loading used were

§500—1bs and 18.4—hp respectively.


       Comparative emissions tests were conducted by Mercedes—Benz Service

Corp., Ann Arbor Emission Test Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan.      Testing

consisted of one Cold—Start CVS—75 emission test in the modified (Hydro Power

Pak Model 1200T device installed) configuration, followed by one Cold—Start

CVs—75 emission test in the unmodified (baseline) configuration.      The Air

Resources Board did not perform tests to confirm the test results submitted by

the applicant.   A summary of the test results are shown below.




                            Exhaust Emissions Test Results
                               On A 1987 Chevrolet C20

Test                Exhaust Emissions (gm/mi)
Mode                HC              co               NOx            PM

Baseline            0.200              1.35          3.31           0.745
Device              0.221              1.34          3.26           0.735
Difference          +.021              —.01          —~.05          ~.010
% Difference        +10.5%             —.1%     —    —1.5%          —~1.3%


       The differences between the device emission test results and béseline

emission test results submigted by the applicant were within the allowed limits

of .1 gm/mile HC, 1.0 gm/mile CO,     .1 gm/mile NOx and .03 gm/mile PM as

specified in the "Procedures for Exemption of Add—On and Modified Parts."

Therefore, the installation of the Iraal, Inc.‘s Hydro Powef Pak Model 12007

did not have an adverse effect on exhaust emissions on the test vehicle.

       Smoke opacity tests were also conducted at the Mercedes—Benz Laboratory

using the snap—idle test procedures developed by the Air Resources Board.       The

snap—idle tests were conducted subsequent to the FTP dynamometer test sequence.

A summary of the smoke opacity test results are shown on the following page.


                            Smoke Opacity Test Results
                            {Mercedes—Benz Laboratory)

                                        Opacity in Percent
                   Test Number       Baseline      With Device

                        1              16                 11
                        2              38                 14
                        3              33                 15
                        4              29                 13
                        5              23                 21
                        6              29                 17

All smoke opacity levels are below the 40 percent opacity standard required

under Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2180 through 2187.

       Iraal, Inc. claims that results in the field and laboratory consistently

show reductions in fuel consumption, opacity, and emissions of hydrocarbons,

carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulates.      However, with the

exception of the reduction of opacity, the test results from the Mercedes—Benz

Laboratory did not support these claims.

       Based on the test results, the staff concludes that the installation of

the Iraal, Inc. Hydro Power Pak Model 1200T device will not have an adverse

effect of exhaust emissions on the affected vehicles.      Iraal,   Inc. submitted

all the required information and fulfilled the requirements for exemption.


APPENDIX


APPENDIX A:


                                     INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS              APPENDIX A—]
                                      Power
1.   Determine where the HYDRO POWER PAK is to be mounted. Attach bracket to wall secure]y
     Layout 10 ga. wire with inline breaker from battery to solencid.
J    Install Amp. Gauge and toggle switch in cab where desired.
4.   Run 10 gauge from one side of solenoid to the Amp. Gauge.
5.   Run 10 gauge wire from the other side of Amp. Gauge to the plus side of the HYDRO POWER P
6.   Run 10 gauge wire from minus side of HYDRO POWER PAK to grounding point.
7.   Run 16 gauge wire from small post to solencid to grounding point.
8.   Run 16 gauge wire from the other small post on solenoid to one side of the toggle switch.
9.   Run 16 gauge wire from other side of toggle switch‘to ignition switch in on position —
     not accessory position.           f                         ‘
10. On a gas or propane engine run the 3/8 ijnch hose from the "L" outlet on top of the HYDRO
     POWER PAK to the "L" connection on top of the air cleaner housing. On a diesel connect
     4 inch hose to air intake just ahead of the turbo.




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APPENDIX B:


THE HYDRO POWER PAK MODEL 1200T



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