Ever since a price was first placed on fuel, products have been introduced to the market claiming improved fuel consumption, some of which have undoubtedly enjoyed a degree of success. Owners of vehicles can maximize economy by simple maintenance, servicing and driving style. But of course in the real world mechanical parts andtyres do wear, driving conditions change and our driving style is not always as economical as it could be. Domestic and industrial heating systems are not always serviced as often as they should, and once they are serviced carbon deposits will immediately start to build resulting in a reduction of efficiency.
When the British Government’s environmental laboratory was approached to test the Ecoflow fuel conditioner in 1992 the laboratory initially suggested it would be a waste of time and money, the product could not work, and there was insufficient scientific research to support it. However, after seeing countless testimonials from satisfied customers the laboratory agreed to design a test that would “have an acceptable degree of accuracy and repeatability” on condition that the Department of Environment retained full rights to the results. The test was actually carried out over 12,000 road miles on a petrol engined car as well as test bed running and a diesel engined truck was tested for emissions over 10,000 miles. The results of the test fully supported the manufacturers claims for the product and despite the Department of Environment making restrictions on the reporting of the results to support the marketing of the product they did eventually agree that the following wording could be used: The DTI’s Environmental Technology Executive Agency Laboratory’s tests on the Ecoflow fitted to a Vauxhall Cavalier showed fuel consumption improved, power increased and emissions reduced. A Volvo F10 truck tested for particulate smoke emissions showed a decrease of 15%.
Tests in other countries have since produced similar results.
What will be the benefit of fitting an Ecoflow to a car?
An improved combustion will provide greater power. This power can be used to go further (fuel economy) or to go quicker (better performance). The engine will run cleaner allowing parts such as catalytic converters which can be very expensive to replace, to last longer. This was very well demonstrated by the spark plugs fitted to the Ecoflow Peking to Paris rally car. Having completed over 10,000 miles, mostly on low octane fuel (some as low as 73 octane) and at altitudes up to 17,000 feet, the spark plugs required no cleaning or adjustment.
As well as saving money on fuel and parts, fitting an Ecoflow will help the environment by minimising exhaust pollution.
It is unlikely benefits will be immediately apparent as a ‘saturation’ period is required. 1,000 miles (1600 km.) should be allowed fora petrol engine and 3,000 miles (4,800 km) for a diesei engine. Benefits of the Ecoflow .will be more apparent on older or higher mileage engines, although modern engines with electronic management systems will still benefit and it wil! help to maintain their fuel efficiency. Fitting an Ecoflow will not allow the use of unleaded fuel as a replacement for leaded fuel unless mechanical modifications are also made.
Nigel Broderick, inventor of Central Reverse Polarity