Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 4, 2002.
As of Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
LG-X200, LG-X400, LG-X500, LG-X12002 and older diesel vehicles and engines

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-538
  • Executive Order 538 / D538
  • ARB # D-538
  • Executive Order No: D-538
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-538
  • Resolution D-538
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-538 PDF

D-538 Document:



                                                                                 (Page 1 of 3)
                                     State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—538
                 Relating to Exemptions Under Sections 27156 and 38391
                                   Of the Vehicle Code

                                ALGAE—X INTERNATIONAL
                          LCX MAGNETIC FUEL CONDITIONER

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, Algae—X International of P.O. Box 4011, Fort Myers Beach, Florida, 33932, has
applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and
38391 for LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner.

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:

1.    The LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner is an add—on device installed into the fuel line in a
      motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine.

      The LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner is intended for use with a required motor vehicle
      or engine pollution control system.

      The LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner by being installed into the fuel line alters the
      original design of a motor vehicle pollution control system.

      The LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner 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)(1).
      The LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner does not reduce the effectiveness of any required
      motor vehicle or engine pollution control system.

      The ARB, in exercise of technical judgement, is aware of no basis on which the LGX
      Magnetic Fuel Conditioner will provide either a decrease in emission or an increase in
      fuel economy.

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


     ALGAE—X INTERNATIONAL                                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—538
     "LGX MAGNETIC FUEL CONDITIONER®                                           (Page 2 of 3)


     8.    The LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner is not a certified motor vehicle pollution control
           device pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 43644.

     9.    The ARB by granting an exemption to Algae—X International for the LGX Magnetic Fuel
      —    Conditioner does not recommend or endorse in any way the LGX Magnetic Fuel
           Conditioner for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or any other purpose.

     IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner is exempt from the
     prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 2002 and older model—year
     diesel—powered vehicles and engines subject to the following conditions:

     1.    No changes are permitted to the LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner device as described
           in the application for exemption. Any changes to the LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner,
           applicable model years, or other factors addressed in this order must be evaluated and
           approved by the ARB prior to marketing in California.

     2.    Marketing of the LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner without a permanent label showing
           the Executive Order number or marketing of the LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner for an
ym




           application other than that stated 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
           LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner as an individual device.

     3.    Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by Algae—X
           International, 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
           LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner and is only a finding that the LGX Magnetic Fuel
           Conditioner is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

     4.    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.

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

     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 OF THE LGX MAGNETIC FUEL CONDITIONER.


ALGAE—X INTERNATIONAL .                                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—538
"LGX MAGNETIC FUEL CONDITIONER®                                           (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 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 recommendation is made, after the hearing, that
grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this 41#        day of March 2002.




                                    Allen‘éyons, Chisef
                                    New Vehicle/Engine Programs Branch


                             EVALUATION SUMMARY


Manufacturer Name: Algae—X International

Name of Device: LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner

Background:
       Algae—X International of Post Office Box 4011, Fort Myers Beach, Florida,
33932, has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of
the California Vehicle Code for the LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner installation on
all 2002 and older model year diesel—fueled motor vehicles and engines.

Recommendation:
       Grant an exemption to Aigae—X International as requested and issue the
Executive Order D—538 for the LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner.

Device Description:
        The LGX Magnetic Fuel Conditioner is a magnetic device consisting of a
ceramic magnet contained in an aluminum housing which is installed into the fuel
line between the fuel tank and the primary fuel filter. The aluminum housing is
cylindrical in shape with dimensions dependent on intended use. The product is
made out of 6061 aluminum.

Discussion/Basis for the Recommendation:
       The Air Resources Board has exempted similar devices with the same
operating principles. The exemptions were based on emissions testing, fuel
economy, and engineering evaluation. Based upon engineering evaluation of
this device and exemption of similar devices, the staff believes that LGX
Magnetic Fuel Conditioner does not have any adverse effect on exhaust
emissions.
       Algae—X International claims that the device uses a magnetic field to
reduce diesel fuel deterioration. Although not requested by ARB, Algae—X
International did perform emission tests tosubstantiate their claims. The testing
was performed on a 1998 Cummins model NTC350 engine using a 13 mode
steady—state test (SAE J1003 test). Test results indicate that the LGX Magnetic
Fuel Conditioner does not increase engine emissions.
       The ARB did not perform any emission or fuel economy tests to
substantiate the claims made by the manufacturer. No adjustments such as
timing, fuel metering or any other engine adjustments are included in the
installation instructions. It is staff‘s opinion that the device is not capable of
producing any effect on emissions and fuel economy.



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:43:29
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:43:29

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