Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 24, 1993.
As of Monday, December 17th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1993 and older model-year vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-313
  • Executive Order 313 / D313
  • ARB # D-313
  • Executive Order No: D-313
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-313
  • Resolution D-313
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Download: Executive Order D-313 PDF

D-313 Document:



                                                        (Page 1 of 3)

                              State of California
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D~313
                 Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code

                         SUPERCHIPS INTERNATIONAL,   INC.
                                    ECO—FLOW

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, Superchips International, Inc. has applied to the ARB for exemption
from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the ECO—FLOW.

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 ARB
finds:

     1.   The ECO—FLOW 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 venricle pollution
          control system.

     3.   The ECO—FLOW is intended for use with a required pollution control
          system.

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

     5.   The ECO—FLOW is a device subject to the prohi     tions of Vehicle
          Code Section 27156 and an add—on part as def      d by 13 CCR Section
          1900(b)(1) .

     6.   The ECO—FLOW does not reduce the effectiveness of any required
          motor vehicle pollution control device.

     7.   The ARB, in the exercise of technical judge          is aware of no
          basis on which the ECO—FLOW will provide ei        a decrease in
          emission or an increase in fuel economy.

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


SUPERCHIPS INTERNATIONAL,   INC.                   EXECUTIVE ORDER D—313
ECO—FLOW   (Page 2 of 3)


     9.    The ECO—FLOW 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 Superchips International,
           Inc. for the ECO—FLOW does not recommend or endorse in any way the
           ECO—FLOW for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or any other
           purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the ECO—FLOW is exempt from the prohibitions of
Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1993 and earlier model—year
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.

     2.    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.

     3.    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 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.

    4.     Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
           content by the Superchips International, 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 econc   or emissions reduction claims for the ECO—FLOW and i s
           only a finding that the device is exempt from the prohibitions of
           Vehicle Cods Section 27156.

                    of iny kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources
           Board" may be made with respect to the action taken herein in any
           advertising oz other oral or written communication,.


SUPERCHIPS INTERNATIONAL, INC.                     EXECUTIVE ORDER D—313
ECO—FLOW   (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 CQ     day of March,   1993.




                                          . Summerfield
                                      Assistant Division Chiff
                                      Mobile Source Division


                    State of California
                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD




  EVALUATION OF SUPERCHIPS INTERNATIONAL, INC.‘S ECO—FLOW
FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION
  27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
               CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                        March 1993


                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD




            EVALUATION OF SUPERCHIPS INTERNATIONAL, INC.‘S ECO—FLOW
          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


          Superchips International,   Inc. of 2762 Summerdale Drive,   Clearwater,

Florida 34684, has applied for exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156

of the California Vehicle Code for the ECO—FLOW device.       The device is designed

for installation on 1993 and older model—year vehicles.

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

"Fuel Charger" by J. A. Lance Company, Inc.,      "Fuel—Energizer" by the Magnetizer

Group,    Inc.   and "Magna Charger" by B & D Research and Development.    Based on

the engineering evaluation of the ECO—FLOW device and exemptions issued for the

devices that operate in a manner similar to the ECO—FLOW, the staff believes

that the ECO—FLOW will not have any adverse effects on the exhaust emissions

from motor vehicles.

          The staff recommends that the ECO—FLOW device be exempted from the

prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 and that Executive Order D—313 be

issued.


                                     TABLE OF CONTENTS




                                                         Page Number




SUMMARY

CONTENTS                                                     i1

I.         INTRODUCTION

II.        CONCLUSION

III.       RECOMMENDATION

IV.    .    DEVICE DESCRIPTION

v.         DISCUSSION

APPENDICES

           A:   INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS




                                            ii


            EVALUATION OF SUPERCHIPS INTERNATIONAL, INC.‘S ECO—PLOW
          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

       Superchips International,     Inc. of 2762 Summerdale Drive,   Clearwater,

Florida 34684, has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions of Vehicle

Code Section (VC) 27156 for the ECO—FLOW device.      The device is designed for

installation on 1993 and older model—year vehicles.      The applicant submitted

installation instructions and drawings of the device for our evaluation.

II.    CONCLUSION

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

devices; "Fuel Charger" by J. A. Lance Company, Inc.,     "Fuel—Energizer" by the

Magnetizer Group,   Inc.   and "Magna Charger" by B & D Research and Development".

Based on the engineering evaluation of the device and the exemptions issued to

other devices that operate in a manner similar to the ECO—FLOW,       the staff has

determined the ECO—FLOW will not have any adverse effects on the exhaust

emissions from motor vehicles.

III.   RECOMMENDATION

       The staff recommends that Superchips International, Inc. be granted an

exemption from the prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for

the ECO—FLOW device and that Executive Order D—313 be issued.

IV.    DEVICE DESCRIPTION


       The ECO—FLOW consists of ceramic magnets surrounded by a plastic casing.

The total length of the device is 4 inches.     The device is designed to be

attached to any‘part of the fuel line using plastic wire ties.

                                         —1—


v.     pISCUSSION
       Superchips International, Inc. claims that the ECO—FLOW, when installed

on a vehicle‘s fuel line, magnetically treats fluid hydrocarbon fuels.       The

manufacturer stated that the device imposes an electromotive force on the

device which causes the molecular structure to be aligned.     The manufacturer

claims this device decreases emissions and increases driveability.     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; "Fuel Charger" by J.

A. Lance Company,   Inc., "Fuel—Energizer" by the Magnetizer Group,   Inc. and

"Magna Charger" by B & D Research and Development".    Because of previous

exemptions issued to similar devices with the same operating principle as the

ECO—FLOW and the fact that qualifying for an exemption is based on not

adversély affecting exhaust emissions, the staff recommends that Superchips

International, Inc. be granted an exemption as requested.


APPENDIX


                                       ECOFLOW
                                   Fitting Instructions

FIG. 1    CARBURETTOR ENGINE                             FIG. 2.   INJECTION ENGINE

                                                                                   erESsURE REGULATOR
                                ECof.OW
                                               , FROM
                                                TANK
                                                                                                         RETURN
                                                                                                         TO TANK




                                                                                                       FROM TANK




FIG. 3    DIESEL ENGINE                                  FIG. 4


                                          RETURN
                                          TO Tank


                                                                                          NYLON TiEs




                                                                        Foak —> *<& 63




              ECOFLOW                         TANK


   1.    The Ecoflow must be secured to the INCOMING fuel line between the filter andengine,
         as close as possible to the combustion area. IGNORE the fuel return line in diesel and
         injection engines.

   2.    If the weight of the ECOFLOW causes any stress to the fuel line it must be supported by an
         adjacent companent using the third tie provided. This will prevent any possible fracture of
         the fuel line.

  The vehicle may have to complete 1000 miles or more before the full benefits of the ECOFLOW
  are apparent. During this running in period the ionised fuel cleans the combustion area of the
   engine.
   It is advisable to have your engine tuned after 2000 miles to ensure full advantage is being
   made of the cleaner burn and combustion chamber. Failure to do this may result in lost
   performance,



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