Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 27, 1997.
As of Thursday, January 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1997 and older model-year gasoline and diesel powered heavy-duty vehicles and light-duty commercial trucks equipped with a spin-on fuel filter.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-433
  • Executive Order 433 / D433
  • ARB # D-433
  • Executive Order No: D-433
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-433
  • Resolution D-433
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Download: Executive Order D-433 PDF

D-433 Document:



                                                                       (Page 1 of 2)

                                              State of California
                                              AIR RESOURCES   BOARD



                                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—433
                                Relating to Exemption Under Section 27156
                                           of the Vehicle Code


                                           FLUID MAGNETICS, INC.
                                                MAGNAFILTER

         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, Fluid Magnetics,       Inc. of 110 Terry Drive, Newtown, Pennsylvania
         18940,   has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions of Vehicle
         Code Section 27156 for the MagnaFilter.

         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—9, the ARB
         finds:

                  1.        The MagnaFilter is an add—on device that is attached to the
                            spin—on type fuel filter in a motor vehicle.

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

                  3.        The MagnaFilter is intended for use with a required pollution
                            control system.
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                  4.        The MagnaFilter by being installed on the fuel filter alters
                            the original design of a motor vehicle pollution control
                            system.

                  5.        The MagnaFilter is a device subject to the prohibitions of
                            Vehicle Code Section 27156 and an add—on part as defined by
                            Title 13, CCR Section 1900(b)(1l).

                  6.        The MagnaFilter 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 MagnaFilter will provide either a decrease
                            in emission or an increase in fuel economy.

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

                  9..       The MagnaFilter 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 Fluid Magnetics,    Inc.   for
                            the MagnaFilter does not recommend or endorse in any way the
                            MagnaFilter for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or any other
                            purpose.


          FLUID MAGNETICS, INC.                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—433
          MAGNAFILTER                                     (Page 2 of 2)
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          IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the MagnaFilter is exempt from the prohibitions of
          Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1997 and older model—year
          gasoline and diesel powered heavy—duty vehicles and light—duty commercial
          trucks equipped with a spin—on fuel    filter 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 this 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 Fluid Magnetics, 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 MagnaFilter
                         and is only a finding that the device is exempt from the
                         prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

                    5.   No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources
                         Board" may be made with respect to the action taken in any
                         advertising or other oral or written communication.

          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.

          The Bureau of Automotive Repair will be notified by copy of this order.

          Executed at El Monte, California, this     éz            August   1997.


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                                                    MoBile Source Operations Division


                  State of California
                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD




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




                       August, 1997


                                   State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD
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                EVALUATION OF FLUID MAGNETIC, INC‘S. MAGNAFILTER 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 Operations Division

                                   9528 Telstar Avenue
                                   E1 Monte, CA 91734—8001



       (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


         Fluid Magnetic, Inc. of 110 Terry Drive, Newtown, Pennsylvania

18940, has applied for exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the

California Vehicle Code for the MagnaFilter device.   The device is designed

for installation on 1997 and older model—year heavy—duty gasoline and diesel

vehicles and light—duty commercial diesel trucks with spin on fuel filters.

         Based on the engineering evaluation of the MagnaFilter device and

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

MagnaFilter, the staff believes that the MagnaFilter will not have any adverse

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

         The staff recommends that the MagnaFilter device be exempted from

the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 and that Executive Order D—433

be issued.


                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS




                                                     Page Number



SUMMARY

CONTENTS                                                 11

1.        INTRODUCTION

11.       CONCLUS I ON

III.      RECOMMENDATION

IV.       DEVICE DESCRIPTION

V.        DISCUSS ION

APPENDIX

          INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

          SIZE APPLICATIONS




                                        11


             EVALUATION OF FLUID MAGNETIC, INC.‘S MAGNAFILTER 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

            Fluid Magnetic, Inc. (aka YBM Magnex, Inc.) of 110 Terry Drive,

Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940, has applied for an exemption from the

prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section (VC) 27156 for the MagnaFilter device,

which is designed for installation on 1997 and older model—year heavy—duty

gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and light—duty commercial diesel

vehicles.    The applicant submitted installation instructions and

specifications of the device for our evaluation.



II.         CONCLUSIONS

            Previously, the Air Resources Board (ARB) exempted devices that

operate in a manner similar to the MagnaFilter.    Based on the engineering

evaluation of the device and the exemptions issued to devices that operate in

a manner similar to the MagnaFilter, the staff has determined that the

MagnaFilter will not have any adverse effects on the exhaust emissions from

gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.



III.        RECOMMENDATION

            The staff recommends that Fluid Magnetic, Inc. be granted an

exemption from the prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for

the MagnaFilter device and that Executive Order D—433 be issued.


IV.         DEVICE DESCRIPTION

            The MagnaFilter is a magnetic device designed to slip around any

spin—on fuel filter.     The MagnaFilter is a semi—hard stainless steel flux band

that encases the magnets.     The band is anodized and is bonded in place with a

chemical resistant adhesive.      According to the applicant, the MagnaFilter

slips on the rounded end of the spin—on filter and then slid to the top of the

filter mounting base plate.      The device is secured by tightening the thumb

screw attached to the MagnaFilter band.      The device‘s installation

instructions along with the correct size applications are shown in the

Appendix.



V.          DISCUSSION

             Fluid Magnetic, Inc. claims that as the fuel circulates past the

walls of the fuel filter (canister), the magnetic force of the MagnaFiliter

attracts ferrous and nonferrous particles to the walls of the canister.         This

keeps the damaging particles from re—circulating into the fuel delivery

system, which could contribute to poor combustion, resulting in an increase in

emissions.     The applicant further claims that by removing these contaminants

you get a cleaner fuel burn, decreased exhaust emissions and increased gas

mileage.     The Air Resources Board did not perform tests to confirm these

claims.

             Based on the engineering evaluation of the MagnaFilter device and

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

MagnaFilter, the staff believes that the MagnaFilter will not have any adverse

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

Staff recommends that Fluid Magnetic, Inc. be granted an exemption as

requested.


APPENDIX


                                           +   INSTRUCTIONS                          Patent # 5,556,540


                        Read carefully Before installing
  (              * Installation * Removal * Warranty * Warning
     10 install MagnaFilter, first slightly enlarge the band assembly using the
thumbscrew attached to the outside of the retaining amplifier band.
Turn counterclockwise to enlarge, turn clock wise to tighten. Enlarging the
band heips ease both instaliation and removal. With the new spin—on filter           Mounting Basé plate
installed and the MagnaFilter enlarged, install MagnaFilter from the rounded
end of the spin—on filter, sliding the "top" of the MagnaFilter next to the filter
mounting base plate. The magnets are now in proper position to most
effectively remove particles and solids from the circulating fluid. Position the
thumb screw in a position where you are able to "lightly tighten" using your
fingers. Never use tools to tighten the thumb screw. Over—tightening could
damage the filter or the MagnaFilter unit.

     To remove turn thumb screw counterclockwise to enlarge the amplifier
band, and help relief the magnetic attraction. After enlarging the band
pull the unit toward the bottom of the canister and move it away from
the old spin—on filter.

DISPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS
If for some reason a MagnaFilter unit is being discarded, do so by leaving
it magnetically attached to a filter canister. An unattached MagnaFiiter
always represents a potential injury risk to unknowing person because
of its extremely high magnetic attractive force.


                           MagnaFilter Size Applications




3 eZO.......... fits.......... 3.50" to 3.90" Filter

4 .30 .......... fits.......... 4.10" to 4 .50" filter

4 .70 .......... fits.......... 4 .50" to 4.90" filter

§.10.......... fits.......... 4 .90" to 5.20" filter

5.40 .......... fits.......... 5.20" to 5.55" filter



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:42:51
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:42:51

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