EMISSIONS AND FUEL ECONOMY EFFECTS OF THE PLATINUM GASAVER, A RETROFIT DEVICE
The report describes EPA testing of the platinum gasaver device under the provisions of Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. This evaluation of the platinum gasaver device was conducted upon the request of the Federal Trade Commissi to verify the claims for large - greater than 20% - fuel economy benefits. The platinum gasaver is a vapor air bleed device. It is claimed to reduce emissions, improve fuel economy, raise the octane of gasoline, and extend engine life. Three typical vehicles were tested at the EPA's Motor Vehicle Emission Laboratory. The basic test sequence included 2,000 miles of mileage accumulation, replicate Federal Test Procedures (FTP) and replicate Highway Fuel Economy Tests (HFET). The test sequence was conducted both without and with the platinum gasaver installed. The overall conclusion from these tests is that the platinum gasaver device did not significantly change vehicle emissions or fuel economy for either the FTP or the HFET.
- See also PB81-226706 and PB92-104421.
Environmental Protection AgencyTest and Evaluation Branch, 2565 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48105
- Publication Date: 1991-7
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Air quality management; Bleeding; Fuel conservation; Moisture barriers; Octane number; Test procedures
- Old TRIS Terms: Fuel-saving devices; Octane rating; Vapor barriers
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00623258
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: EPA/AA/TEB-511/91/02
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM