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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on June 17, 1999.
As of Monday, June 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1994 and older heavy-duty diesel vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-485-1
  • Executive Order 485-1 / D485-1
  • ARB # D-485-1
  • Executive Order No: D-485-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-485-1
  • Resolution D-485-1
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Download: Executive Order D-485-1 PDF

D-485-1 Document:



                                                                       (Page 1 of 2)          «x CD J/%‘"|

                                           State of California
                                       AIR RESOURCES BOARD



                                     EXECUTIVE ORDER D—485—1
                               Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                            of the Vehicle Code:


                            INTERNATIONAL FUEL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
                                 PEERDIESEL FUEL PROCESSOR


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 Section 39515 and Section 39516 of the Health and
Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—9;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the PEERdiesel Fuel Processor,
manufactured and marketed by International Fuel Technology, Inc., 6170 W. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas,
Nevada 89146—6640, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution
control system and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for
1994 model—year and older heavy—duty diesel vehicles.

The PEERdiesel Fuel Processor includes the following main components: PEERdiesel Fuel Processor,
pre— & post—filters, and hoses.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the PEERdiesel Fuel Processor
will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those of the vehicle manufacturer.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any PEERdiesel Fuel Processor advertised, offered for sale, or
sold with or installed on, a motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the PEERdiesel Fuel Processor systém, as exempt
by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of the vehicle‘s pollution control
system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

Marketing of the PEERdiesel Fuel Processor using any identification other than that shown in this
Executive Order or marketing of the PEERdiesel Fuel Processor for an application other than those listed
in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources
Board. Exemption of the PEERdiesel Fuel Processor shall not be construed as exemption to sell, offer for
sale, or advertise any component of the kit as an individual device.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the PEERdiesel Fuel
Processor may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle manufacturer.


INTERNATIONAL FUEL TECHNOLOGY, NC.                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—485—1
PEERDIESEL FUEL PROCESSOR                                          (Page 2 of 2)

This Executive Order is granted based on emission testing of 4 engines equipped with the PEERdiesel
Fuel Processor measured using the 13—mode steady—state engine dynamometer test as specified in SAE
J1003. However, the ARB reserves the right to conduct additional emission tests, in the future, that will *
more adequately measure emissions from all cycle phases. If such test results demonstrate that the
International Fuel Technology, Inc., PEERdiesel Fuel Processor adversely affects emissions during
transient and off—cycle conditions (defined as those conditions which are beyond the parameters of the
Cold—Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure), this Executive Order shall be effectively rescinded as of the
date the test results are validated. Further, if such test results or other evidence provides the ARB with
reason to suspect that the PEERdiesel Fuel Processor will affect the durability of the emission control
system, International Fuel Technology, Inc., shall be required to submit durability data to show that the
durability of the vehicle emission control system is not, in fact, affected and/or that the add—on or
modified part demonstrates adequate durability.

In addition to the foregoing, the ARB reserves the right in the future to review this Executive Order and
the exemption provided herein to assure that the exempted add—on or modified part continues to meet the
standards and procedures of Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222, et seq.

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AR RESQOURCES BOARD OF
ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY
ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FUEL TECHNOLOGY, INC., PEERDIESEL
FUEL PROCESSOR.

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board", may be made with respect to the
action taken herein 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.

Executed at El Monte, California, this   _/ Z%ay
                                              of June 1999.




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                                ummerfield, Chief
                                      oblle Source Operations Division


                                                   State of California
                                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD




                      EVALUATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FUEL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
                                      PEERDIESEL FUEL PROCESSOR
                       FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHAICLE CODE
                    SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                                   CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
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                                                         June 1999




                                                             by

                                            Mobile Source Operations Division
                                                  9528 Telstar Avenue
                                                  El Monte, CA 91731




         (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




          On behalf of International Fuel Technology, Inc., of 6170 W. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, Nevada

89146—6640, California Environmental Engineering has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in

Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code (VC) for the PEERdiesel Fuel Processor designed for 1994

model—year and older heavy—duty diesel vehicles.

          Based on the emission results of steady—state engine dynamometer testing, the staff concludes that

the International Fuel Technology, Inc., PEERdiesel Fuel Processor system will not adversely affect‘exhaust

emissions from vehicles for which the exemption is requested.    |

          The staff recommends that International Fuel Technology, Inc., be granted an exemption as

requested and that Executive Order D—485—1 be issued.


                           TABLE OF CONTENTS




                                                 Page Number




SUMMARY

CONTENTS                                                       11

I. INTRODUCTION

II. CONCLUSION

HL. RECOMMENDATION

IV. PEERDIESEL FUEL PROCESSOR DESCRIPTION

V. DISCUSSION OF THE PEERDIESEL FUEL PROCESSOR




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             EVALUATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FUEL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
                             PEERDIESEL FUEL PROCESSOR
             FOR AN EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
           SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                          CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS


I. INTRODUCTION

             On behalf of International Fuel Technology, Inc., of 6170 W. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas,

Nevada 89146—6640, California Environmental Engineering has applied for an exemption from the

prohibitions in Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code (VC) for the PEERdiesel Fuel Processor —

system designed for 1994 model—year and older heavy—duty diesel vehicles.

IL.: CONCLUSIONS

             Based on evaluation of emission testing performed in the stock and modified configurations,

the staff concludes that the International Fuel Technology, Inc., PEERdiesel Fuel Processor will not

adversely affect exhaust emissions from the Vehiclés for which the exemption is requested.

III. RECOMMENDATION

             The staff recommends that International i—"*uel Technology’, Inc., be granted an exemption for

their PEERdiesel Fuel Processor system for installation 1994 model—year and older heavy—duty diesel

vehicles. The staff also recommends that Executive Order D—485—1 be issued.

IV. PEERDIESEL FUEL PROCESSOR DESCRIPTION

             The International Fuel Technology, Inc., PEERdiesel Fuel Processor has been specifically

designed for installation on 1994 model—year and older heavy—duty diesel vehicles. The system operates

in conjunction with the original equipment manufacturer‘s (OEM) fuel injection system and emission

control system already certified with the stock engine.

             The intent of installing the PEERdiesel Fuel Processor is to enhance the fuel by heating the

fuel. The idea behind heating of the recirculating fuel relates to the binding of pre—heated filtered #2

diesel fuel and post heated filtered #2 diesel fuel to oxygen reversibly bound between alkane benzene
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rings. This binding occurs at the interface between the fuel and the air within the tank and is enhanced by

the filtering and heating process.

             The installation of the kit does not require any major modifications to the stock motor,

except for the modification of the factory fuel system to accommodate the PEERdiesel Fuel Processor,

filters, and plumbing.

v.           DISCUSSION OF THE PEERDIESEL FUEL PROCESSOR

             Engine dynamometer testing was conducted on four engines for the evaluation of the

PEERdiesel Fuel Processor.

             Model—Year              Mifr.        Model Turbo          Stroke
             1976                    DDC          671   no             2
             1979                    DDC          12V71 no             2
             1988                    DDC          8.2         yes      4
             1994                    Cummins      L—10        yes      2


             The test engines had been rebuilt and had accumulated an average of 600 to 800 hours of

operation since their last overhaul. Testing was performed at baseline, and then with the PEERdiesel Fuel

Processor installed at 0, 10, 30, and 50 hour intervals. All preconditioning and run—in was performed

using the following speed/load/time cycles:

                     1700—2100 RPM @ 50%       load /   15   minutes
                     1700—2100 RPM @ 25%       load /   15   minutes
                     1300—1500 RPM @ 50%       load /   15   minutes
                     1300—1500 RPM @ 25%       load /   15   minutes
                     IDLE
                     Repeat all the above


             Run—in was performed for each engine with the fuel system open to atmosphere. For each

engine, a single 55 gallon drum was used to contain the fuel for the engines during run—in. The

PEERdiesel Fuel Processor operates at a maximum flowrate of 2.72 gallons per minute. Per International

Fuel Technology, the temperature increase in a tank of fuel after 5 passes through the PEERdiesel Fuel


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     Processor does not exceed 2 degrees Fahrenheit above ambient temperature. The actual temperature rise

     during testing was not measured, and since the 55 gallon drums used in testing contain significantly

     smaller volumes than the fuel tanks found on heavy—duty diesel vehicles, the temperature increases must

     be considered higher. Also, since the fuel drums were left open to the atmosphere during run—in, and

     benefits from the oxygen present within an OEM fuel tank, at the interface between the fuel and the air

     within the tank, would have be considered to be artificially increased.

                  The 13—mode steady—state test results for the four test engines are shown below:

                                                     HC          CO            NOx        PM          FUEL
                                                  gm/bhp*thr   gm/bhp*thr ~gm/bhp*thr   gm/bhp*thr   gm/bhp*thr


                  DDC 671          Baseline         1.02        13.15       19.46        0.53         216.2
                                      0 hr         0.89         13.61       18.44 .      0.47         217.2
                                     10 hr         0.87         13.04       17.73        0.43         218.1
                                     30 hr         0.85         14.57       17.68        0.49         217.9
                                     50 hr         0.81         12.49       16.96        0.48         218.6
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                 DDC 12V71         Baseline         1.30        11.37       26.08        0.66         230.3
                                      0 hr          1.25        10.53       25.45        0.40         228.9
                                     10 hr          1.25        10.31       25.65        0.39         226.4
                                     30 hr          1.31        10.05       24.93        0.33         246.8
                                     50 hr          1.32        10.58       25.04        0.40         227.7

                   DDC 8.2         Baseline         0.40         1.74          9.08      0.40         209.9
                                     0 hr           0.35         1.71          8.90      0.30         208.5
                                     10 hr          0.35         1.71          8.72      0.34         205.4
                                     30 hr          0.34         1.66          8.87      0.41         204.0
                                     50 hr          0.33         1.56          8.92      0.27         208.6


                     L—10          Baseline         0.80         1.80          7.86      0.25         172.9
                                     0 hr           0.74         1.85          6.23      0.21         175.3
                                     10 hr          0.79         1.85          6.97.     0.30         176.1
                                     30 hr          0.82         1.79          7.01      0.23         175.7
                                     50 hr          0.80         1.80          6.56      0.19         175.5


             With the PEERdiesel Fuel Processor installed, the test data show no significant increases in

emissions from the stock configuration for the four test engines. Therefore, based on the evaluation of the

test results, the staff concludes that the International Fuel Technology, Inc., PEERdiesel Fuel Processor

meets the requirements for VC 27156 exemption of general criteria parts.

        International Fuel Technology, Inc., has submitted all the required information and fulfilled the

‘requirements for an exemption



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:39:54

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