Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 14, 1997.
As of Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1997 and older model year vehicles powered by a diesel engine utilizing liquid coolant

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-437
  • Executive Order 437 / D437
  • ARB # D-437
  • Executive Order No: D-437
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-437
  • Resolution D-437
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Download: Executive Order D-437 PDF

D-437 Document:



                                                                      (Page 1 of 2)

                                       State of California
                                      AIR RESOURCES    BOARD

                                      EXECUTIVE   ORDER D—437
                       Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code


                                   DKS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
                                "DKS FUEL STABILIZER SYSTEM®"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391, 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
aftermarket devices from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS,   DKS Technologies,   Inc.   of 2226 Northpoint Parkway,    Santa Rosa,    California
95407,; has applied tothe ARB for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code
Sections 27156 and 38391 for their DKS Fuel Stabilizer System for installation on
1997 and older model—year vehicles powered by a diesel engine utilizing liquid
coolant.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Health and
Safety Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Operations Division by
Health and Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—45—9, the ARB finds that
the above add—on device complies with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and
Title 13, California Code of Regulations.           It was determined through engineering
evaluation that the device will not reduce the effectiveness of the pollution
control system of applicable vehicles.

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

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above DKS Puel Stabilizer System is exempt from the
prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved
application vehicles subject to the following conditions:

1.   No changes are permitted to the DKS Fuel Stabilizer System device as described
     in the application for exemption.  Any changes to the DKS Fuel Stabilizer
     System or any of its components, and other factors addressed in this order must
     be evaluated and approved by the ARB prior to marketing in California.

2.   Marketing of the DKS Fuel Stabilizer System using identifications other than
     those shown in this Executive Order or marketing of the DKS Fuel Stabilizer
     System for application other than the one 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 components of the DKS Fuel Stabilizer System device as individual
     devices.

3.   Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by DKS
     Technologies, 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 emissions
     reduction claims for the DKS PFuel Stabilizer System and is only a finding that
     the DKS PFuel Stabilizer System is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code
     Section 27156.                                           +

4.   Should the installation of the DKS Fuel Stabilizer System on applicable
     vehicles be determined to result in unacceptable emission increase or cause
     adverse effect on pollution control systems of the vehicles,             the ARB may
     require DKS Fuel Stabilizer System to conduct specific tests in order to
     determine the levels of emissions increase.  Should such tests show excessive
     emission increase, DKS Technologies, Inc. may be required to cease and desist
     from marketing the device in California, and this exemption may be rescinded,
     in accordance with established procedures.


DKS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—437
"DKS FUEL STABILIZER SYSTEM®"                         (Page 2 of 2)



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 THE DKS FUEL
STABILIZER SYSTEM.

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this
order.  The order may be revoked only after ten day written notice of intention to
revoke it,   during 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 is made, after the hearjng, that grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte,   California,   this      y of August 1997.


                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF DKS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.‘S FUEL STABILIZER SYSTEM FOR EXEMPTION
   FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156, AND SECTION 2222
                OF TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                                August 1997


    EVALUATION OF DKS TECHNOLOGIRS, INC.‘S FUEL STABILIZER SYSTEM FOR EXEMPTION
       FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156, AND SECTION 2222
                    OF TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                                          by
                         Mobile Source Operations Division

                                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



              DKS Technologies,    Inc.   of 2226 Northpoint Parkway,   Santa Rosa,   California

95407,   has applied for an exemption of their DKS Fuel Stabilizer System          (Fuel

Stabilizer) from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code (VC)         Sections 27156 and 38391, in

accordance with Section 2222 of Title 13,         California Code of Regulations      (CCR).   The

Fuel Stabilizer is for installation on 1997 and older model—year diesel engines

utilizing liquid coolant.     It is designed to optimize diesel fuel temperature for

better performance.     The applicant claimed that increase in diesel fuel temperature

will result in fuel consumption and emissions benefits.          However,   the applicant did

not provide appropriate test data to support their claims.

              Similar device previously exempted by the Air Resources Board           (ARB)

showed that diesel fuel stabilizer does not interfere with the pollution control

systems of diesel engines.        Based on the above, the staff recommends that the

exemption be granted as requested and that Executive Order No. D—437 be issued to

enable DKS Technologies,    Inc.    to market the DKS Fuel Stabilizer System in

California.


       EVALUATION OF DKS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.‘S FUEL STABILIZER SYSTEM FOR EXEMPTION
          FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156, AND SECTION 2222
                       OF TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

I.           INTRODUCTION

             DKS Technologies,    Inc.   of 2226 Northpoint Parkway,   Santa Rosa,    California

95407, has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections

27156 and 38391 for their DKS Fuel Stabilizer System,        in accordance with Section

2222 of Title 13,   California Code of Regulations      (CCR).   The DKS Fuel Stabilizer

System is an add—on device designed to raise the temperature of diesel fuel to

optimum operating level,      and also ensure that the temperature does not exceed engine

\manufacturer’s specification.      The Fuel Stabilizer is designed for installation on

1997 and older model—year vehicles powered by diesel engines and utilizing liquid

coolant.


11.          CONCLUSTON

             The applicant did not submit appropriate emissions test data to the ARB;

however,   the ARB has previously granted exemption to an add—on device that operates

on the same principle as the DKS Fuel Stabilizer System.         Based on the above,       and

staff‘s engineering evaluation,      it was determined that the installation of the DKS

Fuel Stabilizer System on applicable vehicles will not result in any adverse effect

on the pollution control system of the vehicles.

III.         RECOMMENDATION

             Staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and that

Executive Order No.    D—437 be issued,    permitting the advertisement,    sale,    and

installation of the PKS Fuel Stabilizer System on applicable vehicles.

IVv.        DEVICE_ DESCRIPTION

            DKS Technologies,     Inc.‘s Fuel Stabilizer System consists of heat                 ,

exchanger, Goyen solenoid valve, and temperature sensor.         The heat exchanger is made

of stainless steel plates which are copper brazed together at high temperature to

make the heat exchanger rugged and leak—proof.         Engine coolant passing through the

heat exchanger heats incoming fuel to the desired temperature.           The unit is compact

but has a wide range of application.        The temperature sensor monitors the

temperature of the fuel leaving the heat exchanger.         Signal   from the temperature

sensor enables the electronically operated Goyen solencid valve to modulate the

coolant flow to ensure that engine manufacture‘s specifications on fuel temperature

are not exceeded.     The applicant claims that installation of the device will result

in increased gas mileage and emissions reduction.        However,    the applicant has not

provided data from appropriate test procedures to substantiate their claims.


v.         DEVICE EVALUATION

           DKS Technologies,   Inc. has not provided test results using appropriate

emissions test procedures for diesel vehicles.    The ARB did not require testing on

the DKS Fuel Stabilizer System.    The ARB has previously granted exemption to a

device that operates on similar principle as the DKS Fuel Stabilizer System.         By

engineering evaluation,   staff has determined that the DKS Fuel Stabilizer System

will not reduce the effectiveness of the pollution control system of applicable

diesel vehicles.   In view of the above,   staff recommends that DKS Technologies,        Inc.

be granted a Vehicle Code Section 27156 Exemption based on compatibility with

pollution control systems of applicable vehicles.



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:14:37
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:14:37

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