EPA EVALUATION OF THE FUEL-MAX DEVICE UNDER SECTION 511 OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE INFORMATION AND COST SAVINGS ACT
This document announces the conclusions of the EPA evaluation of the "FUEL-MAX" device under provisions of section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. On January 18, 1980, the EPA received a request from FIDCO, Fuel Injection Development Corporation, for evaluation of a fuel saving device termed "FUEL-MAX". This device is an air bleed device that replaces the EGR valve. It is claimed to conserve fuel. The purpose of the EGR system is to control oxides of nitrogen (NOx). Removal of the EGR valve to install the "FUEL-MAX" disables the EGR system and would be expected to result in a large increase in NOx emissions. Test data submittted by the applicant confirmed this prediction as well as indicating that "FUEL-MAX" might improve fuel economy. Although the data did not adequately quantify the amount of this improvement, EPA chose to conduct confirmatory testing.
Environmental Protection AgencyTest and Evaluation Branch, 2565 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48105
- BARTH, E A
- Publication Date: 1981-6
- Pagination: 140 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Automobiles; Costs; Energy conservation; Engines; Equipment; Evaluation; Exhaust gas recirculation; Exhaust gases; Fuel consumption; Installation; Nitric oxide; Nitrogen oxides; Performance evaluations; Road tests; Savings; Testing
- Old TRIS Terms: Air bleed
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Finance; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Vehicles and Equipment; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00343782
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-AA-TEB511-81-10ATech Rpt., EPA-AA-TEB511-81-10B
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 23 1982 12:00AM