Case Studies

How Three Separate Phoenix Fuel Converters Achieve Similar Results

 

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Light Duty Pick-Up Commercial Over The Road Mack Class Dump Truck

Light Duty Pick-Up

Challenge – Increase Fuel Efficiency
in a 2014 Ford F-150 in California
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Solution – Installation of Phoenix Fuel Converter – 200 Series for Unleaded Gasoline
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Jim Manley; owner of Heat Transfer Solutions was experiencing less than desired results for fuel economy. His average MPG commuting from San Diego to Los Angeles was 16.0 miles per gallon.

RESULTS

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After Installing the Phoenix Fuel Converter 200 Series on his Ford F-150 pick-up in March 2014, Mr. Manley discovered that his initial throttle response had improved. After three months (roughly 5,000 miles) he began to notice a significant improvement in fuel economy.

During a fuel economy test on August 25th, 2014 his average fuel economy was documented at 21.8 MPG – an improvement of 5.8 MPG or roughly 35% during a round trip drive from Los Angeles to San Diego.

Phoenix 1000 Series Fuel Converter

Challenge – Reduce Particulate matter and increase fuel economy in a fleet of (3) over the road commercial trucks managed by NHRA Drag Racing team Kalitta Motorsports.

Solution – Installation of Phoenix Fuel Converter – 1000 Series for Diesel. Our team installed (3) PFC units on (3) Separate Trucks. These trucks travel in excess of 50,000 miles per year across the United States 11 months during the year.

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RESULTS

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The Kalitta Motorsports team noticed a significant visual change in the amount of particulate matter being expelled out of the exhaust system. Over a period of three months, the team began to see an increase in fuel economy.

After a trial period of 3 months, and 23,000 miles, the results included:

> Increase in Fuel Economy 1.5 miles per gallon (or 22%).

> Reduction in Particulate Matter to 2% PPM from 21% PPM.

> Fuel Efficiency continues to improve each month and the team estimates to save $140,000.00 in fuel costs in 2015.

Customized Phoenix Fuel Converter

Challenge – Reduce Particulate matter and increase fuel economy on a 2004 Mack class 8 dump truck with a 427 HP ASET engine. This truck has no particulate matter filtering system. (after market or factory) There were no maintenance or any other services outside of the installation of the Phoenix Fuel Converter performed during the time of testing. This truck is used to haul quarry stone at max legal weight limits so the engine has not been detuned for fuel economy or governed outside of factory settings.

The fuel used during these test all came from the same storage tank and from the same batch of fuel. This was done to prevent any changes in the fuel that could affect particulate matter or performance of the engine. Each of the tests were performed in the same emission test center, using the same particulate matter test equipment and tested by the same employee of the test center.

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Solution – Installation of Phoenix Fuel Converters customized for this individual commercial application.

We completed three phases of testing:

> Measure emissions and Fuel Mileage prior to installation.

> Measure emissions and Fuel Mileage directly after installation.

> Measure emissions and Fuel Mileage with specific intervals after installation.

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RESULTS

Particulate Matter Testing Preformed by an Official New Jersey Testing Center

Results posted below from Truck #431 on Fuel Economy Savings

Graph of Fuel Mileage Increase Truck #431

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Graph of Particulate Matter Reduction for Truck #431

 > In the stock test (before the install of the CFT Catalyst device) you can see that the average S.A.T. Opacity readings 9.3 (Test equipment rounds to the closest full number) with a rise time of 133.3.

> The test performed after one hour of run time with the CFT Catalyst device was installed you can see that the particulate matter / opacity in the SAT was reduced by 0.3. Rise time went down from a 133.3 to an average of 126.6.

> The 3rd test was performed 18 days after the install of the CFT Catalyst device. The SAT testing dropped from 9.3 to 8.3, a drop of 11% of particulate matter.

> The Fourth Test was performed 24 days after the CFT Catalyst device was installed. The average of the S.A.T. Opacity reading had dropped to 8.3 after the 18th day to 7.0 after the 24th day.

> This equates to a total reduction of 24.73% from the start of testing within a 24-day period. The rise time went from a 133.3 to a 123.3 showing an increase in performance. The P.S.A.T. Calibration numbers reduced from an 11.6 to 7.6.

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