Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 19, 2013.
As of Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
Boost Box H-21995-2009 model year light/medium/heavy heavy-duty on-road diesel engines between 5.9 liters and 16.2 liters.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-716
  • Executive Order 716 / D716
  • ARB # D-716
  • Executive Order No: D-716
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-716
  • Resolution D-716
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Download: Executive Order D-716 PDF

D-716 Document:



                                     State vof California
                                AIR RESO_URCES BOARD

                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—716
                               Relating to Exemptions under
                            Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                                       HexFueI, LLC
                                       Boost Box H—2

Purs’uan’t to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156 of the
Vehicle Code; and                                                                     —

 Pursuant to the authority vestedin theunderSIQned by Sectlons 39515 and 39516 of the
 Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—02—003;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That installation of the Boost Box H—2 device,
manufactured by HexFuel, LLC (2475 Maplewood Drive, Suite 113, Saint Paul,
  Minnesota 55109), has been found not—to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable
  vehicle pollution control systems, and therefore, the Boost Box H—2 device is exempt
  from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for all 1995—2009 model year
- Ilght/medlum/heavy heavy-duty on—road diesel engines between 5.9 Ilters to 16.2 liters.

The Boost Box H2. dev;ce consists of ametal case contalmng a 10quart water
reservoir, two electrolysis generator cells, various electrical components, electrlcal ~
wiring and connectors, and plastic supply hose for the hydrogen gas.

This Executive Order is based on emission test results using Heavy—Duty Federal Test
Procedure TranSIent Cycle test submitted by HexFuel, LLC with the Boost Box H—2 —
device.

 If eviden'oe provides the Air Resouroes Board with reasons to suspect that the Boost      /

~Box H—2 device will affect the durability of the emission control system, HexFuel, LLC.
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 addon ormodlfled parts
demonstrate adequate durability.                        ,             —

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the Boost Box H—2
device do not recommend tuning the vehloles to speolfloatlons different from those of
the vehlole manufacturer.              .

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Boost Box H—2 device, as
exempt by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of the
vehicle‘s emission control system, shall invalidate this Executive Order.

 Marketing of the Boost Box H—2 device using identification other than that shown in this
 Executive Order or for an application other than that listed in this Executive Order shall
.be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.


  Exemption of the Boost Box H—2 device 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 shall not apply to \ény Boost Box H—2 device advertised, offered for
  sale, sold with, or installed on a motor vehlcle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an
  ultimate purchaser.

  This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the usé of the
  Boost Box H—2 device may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the
 vehlcle manufacturer.

  No claim ofany kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board," may be made
 with respect to the ac’uon taken herein in any advertising or other oral or written
 commumcatlon

 In addition to the foregoing, the Air Resources Board 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
 California Code of Regulations, Title 13, Section 2222, et seq:            .

 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 HEXFUEL, LLC/S
 BOOST BOX H—2 DEVICE.

  Violation of any of the above conditions shall be groundsfor revocation of this Executive _
~ Order. The Executive Order may be revoked onlyafter 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
  Order may not be revoked until a determmatlonis made after the hearing that grounds
 for revocation eXlSt

 Executed at El Monte California, this/
                                      éfoz*é
                                          day ofSeptember 2013.



                          W%r'k%&hite, Chief                    O
                                          obile Source Operations Division




                           HEXFUEL, LLC. —BOOST BOX H—2 — D—716 _


                                       EVALUATION SUMMARY :

Manufacturer Name: HexFuel, LLC

Name of Device: Boost Box H—2

Background:
       HexFuel, LLC of 2475 Maplewood Drive, Suite 113, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55109
has applied for exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the California
Vehicle Code for its Boost Box H—2 device. Thedevice is designed for all 1995—2009
model year (MY) light/medium/heavy heavy—duty on—road diesel engmes between 5.9 _
liters to 16.2 liters.

Recommendatlon                       '
       Grant exemption to HexFuel, LLC as requested and issue Executive Order
D—716.

Device Description:
        The Boost Box H—2 device produces hydrogen through an electrolySIs process by
supplying water from a reservoir containing distilled water to electrolysis dry cells
containing titanium plates that are supplied electricity from the vehicle‘s battery. The
device consists of a 10—quart water reservoir, two electrolysis dry cells (which contain
the positive, negative, and neutral metal plates), various electrical components,
electrical wiring and connectors, and stainless steel braided supply hoses for the
hydrogen and oxygen gas. The device is connected to a "key on" fuse in the vehicle‘s‘
fuse panel so that hydrogen gas is only produced when the engine is operating.

Discussion/Basis for the Recommendation:
      This exemption is based on the following emission tests conducted on two
heavy—duty diesel engines with HexFuel, LLC‘s Boost Box H—2 device installed:
       1.  __FTP transient cycle test on a 1999 MY Mack E7 Series 11.9 liter diesel
           engine. .
      2.   FTP transient cycle, Euro III ESC 13—mode steady-state and NTE tests on a
           2007 MY Caterpillar C15 Series 11.9 literdiesel englne
The emission test results are shown below:

                        Hot—Start FTP Transient Cycle Emission Test
                      1999 MY Mack E7 Series 11.9 liter Diesel Engine:
                               Engine Family XMKXH11.9E54

                                                  FTP Transient Cycle Emissions (grams/bhp—hr)
                              wa                  HC         . NOx           co           PM
            FTP baseline results for engine       0.20         4.41         0.88         0.073
         FTP results w/ Boost Box H—2 installed   0.20 °       4.34         0.78         0.076
                 ‘Percentage change               0%       —=1.6%          —11.4%        +4.1%


                             Hot—Start FTP Transient Cycle Emission Test
                       2007 MY Caterpillar C15 Series 11.9 liter Diesel Engine
                                 Engine Family 7CPXHO928E1K

                                      .                  FTP Transient Cycle Emissions (grams/bhp—hr)
                   .                  NMHC                   . NOx               NMHC+NOx               CO                   PM
 FTP baseline results for                                               |
         engine                           0.00                   1.37       .          1.37             0.32               0.0034
FTP results w/ Boost Box.                                    —
      H—2 installed                       0.00                   1.37                  1.37             0.29       f 0.0034

   Percentage change                      0%                      0%                   0%              —9.4%                 0%


                         ‘Euro III ESC 13—Mode Steady—State Emission Test
                       2007 MY Caterpillar C15 Series 11.9 liter Diesel Engine
                                    Engine Family 7CPXHO928E1K

                                                                 Euro [Il ESC Emissions (grams/bhp—hr)
                                      NMHC >                     NOx            NMHC+NOx                Cco .              : PM
ESC Emission Standards                014            .           116                   1.3             15.5                 0.01
. ESC Test Results w/         .                  '       ~
 Boost Box H—2 Installed              0.00                       0.89                 0.89             0.09        — 0.00398

       Pass/Fail                      Pass                   Pass                     Pass             Pass                 Pass

                                         NTE Emission Test
                       2007 MY Caterpillar C15 Series 11.9 liter Diesel Engine
                               * Engine Family 7CPXHO928E1K

                                                                    NTE Emissions (grams/bhp—hr)                       .
                                  NMHC                       NOx                NMHC+NOx      |—        CO                  PM
NTE Emission Standards                0.21               .   1.74                    _ 2.0             19.4                 0.02
Point 1 NTE Test Results          "                                                                                              |
    wi Boost Box H—2                  0.00                   0.72                    0.72              0.07                0.0032
         Installed       .
Point 2 NTE Test Results                                       '                                               f
    w/ Boost Box H—2                  0.00                   1.00                    1.00              0.05            0.0016
         installed                                                                      _
Point 3 NTE Test Results                                                                           >
    w/ Boost Box H—2                  0.00                   0.74                    0.74              0.06            0.0011
        Instalied                                                                        :                         .                 —
        Pass/Fail             . Pass                         Pass               «_   Pass              Pass                Pass


Notes: 1. NTE Point 1 is 50% Torque/90% RPM
            NTE Point 2 is 85% Torque/80% RPM
           NTE Point 3 is 65% Torque/70% RPM
        2. All testing was conducted at Olson—EcoLogfc Englne Testing Laboratorlesin
           Fullerton California °


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 FTP transient cycle testing on the 1999 MY Mack E7 Series engine and 2007 MY
 Caterpillar C15 Series engine modified with the Boost Box H—2 device did not cause
 emissions to exceed baseline by more than the allowed limits: of 10 percent for HC,
 NMHC, and NOx and 15 percent on CO and PM which is acceptable for exemption.
EURO III ESC and NTE emission testing on the 2007 MY Caterpillar C15 Series engine
 modified with the Boost. Box H—2 device showed that the modified engine met the
 exhaust emission standards. Similar results are expected when HexFuel, LLC‘s Boost
 Box H—2 device is used on the 1995—2009 MY light/medium/heavy heavy—duty on—road
 diesel engines between 5.9 liters to 16.2 liters as stated in this application.   ~   '



Document Created: 2013-09-25 10:27:36
Document Modified: 2013-09-25 10:27:36

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