Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 25, 2001.
As of Thursday, October 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
2002 and older heavy-duty diesel vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-524
  • Executive Order 524 / D524
  • ARB # D-524
  • Executive Order No: D-524
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-524
  • Resolution D-524
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Download: Executive Order D-524 PDF

D-524 Document:



                                       State of California
                                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—524

                                 Relating to Exemptions under
                              Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                                     Fuel Tech. lonix, Inc:
                                       Super Fuel lonizer

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations
(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, Fuel Tech. lonix, Inc. has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Super Fuel lonizer for use on 2002
and older model—year heavy—duty diesel vehicles;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by the Health and
Safety Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Operations Division by the
Health and Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—45—9, the ARB finds that;

     1.    The Super Fuel lonizer 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 vehicle pollution control system.

     3.    The Super Fuel lonizer is intended for use with a required motor vehicle
           pollution control system.

     4.    The Super Fuel lonizer by being installed on the fuel line alters the original
           design of a motor vehicle pollution control system.

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

     6.    The Super Fuel lonizer does not reduce the effectiveness of any required
           motor vehicle pollution control systemrn.       '

     7.    The ARB, in the exercise of technical judgement, is aware of no basis on
           which the Super Fuel lonizer will provide either a decrease in emissions or an
           increase in fuel economy.

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


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          The Super Fuel lonizer is not a certified motor vehicle pollution control device
          pursuant to the Health and Safety Code Section 43644.

     10. The ARB by granting an exemption to Fuel Tech. lonix, Inc. for the Super
          Fuel lonizer does not recommend or endorse in any way the Super Fuel
          lonizer for emission reduction, fuel economy, or any other purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Super Fusl lonizer is exempt from the prohibitions
of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 2002 and older model—year heavy—duty
diesel vehicles subject to the following conditions:

     1.   This exemption shall not apply to any device, apparatus, or mechanism
          advertised, offered for sale, sold with, or installed on a motor vehicle prior to
          or concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

          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 Executive Order must be evaluated and approved by
          the ARB prior to marketing in California.

          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 seill, offer for sale, or advertise any component of the product
          as an individual device.

          Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by Fuel
          Tech. lonix, 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 or fuel economy claims for the Super Fuel lonizer and is only a
          finding that the device is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code —
          Section 27156.

          No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the ARB," 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 Executive
Order. The Executive Order may be revoked only after a ten—day written notice of
intention to revoke the Executive Order, in which period the holder of the Executive
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 Executive



              FUEL TECH. IONIX, INC. — SUPER FUEL 1ONIZER — D—524


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    Order may not be revoked until a determination is made after a hearing that grounds for
    crevocation exist.
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    Executed at El Monte, California, this    29        day of September 2001.




                                             R. B. Srmmerfield, Chief
                                             Mobile Source Operations Division
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                   FUEL TECH. I0O0NIX, INC. — SUPER FUEL IONIZER — D—524


                                       EVALUATION SUMMARY

       Manufacturer Name: Fuel Tech. lonix, Inc.

       Name of Device: Super Fuel lonizer

      | Background:                                                   .
              Fuel Tech. fonix, Inc. (FTI) of 1749 N. Vulcan Avenue #14, Encinitas, California
       92024 has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the
       California Vehicle Code (VC) for its Super Fuel lonizer. The exemption application
       includes all 2002 and older model—year heavy—duty diesel vehicles.

       Recommendation:
             Grant exemption to FTI as requested and issue Executive Order D—524.

       Device Description:
               FTI‘s Super Fuel lonizer is an in—line fuel device designed to enhance
       combustion by increasing fuel atomization. According to FTI, the Super Fuel lonizer
       promotes ionization of fuel droplets as the fuel passes over the dissimilar metals in the
       device. The ionized, or electrically charged, fuel droplets repel each other and break
       into smaller droplets resulting in improved atomization and combustion. The device
       consists of an aluminum housing, a magnet in the center of the cylinder, and stainless
       steel, copper, and zinc beads. The device measures 2 inches in diameter and 2.5
       inches in length. It is installed between the fuel filter and the pump. Use of the device
       does not require any other alterations to the vehicle emission control system.

       Discussion/Basis for the Recommendation:               .
               Exemption of FTI‘s Super Fuel lonizer is based on engineering evaluation of the
       emissions impact. The Air Resources Board did not conduct any testing to confirm
       FTI‘s claims. However, based on evaluation of the operating principles of the Super
       Fuel lonizer and on previous evaluations of similar devices, the staff determined that the
       Super Fuel lonizer will not have any adverse effect on vehicle emissions. Therefore,
       the staff concludes that FTI‘s Super Fuel lonizer meets the requirements for a VC
       27156 exemption for 2002 and older model—year heavy—duty diesel vehicles.
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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:32

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