Ecoflow and the Environment

Paper by Nigel Broderick, inventor of Central Reverse Polarity

Enhancing fuel efficiency with magnetic ionisation

Our dependence on oil and gas to fuel our transport, heating and industry continues to grow, providing ever increasing revenue and power to the giant companies that provide the fuel. Governments around the world use our absolute dependence on fuel as a major source of inflation proof income. Politicians promise to reduce fuel consumption and the devastating effect on our environment, but their sincerity has to be questioned. Taking the UK as an example, of every £30 spent on transport fuel more than £24 is tax. Forget the ozone layer; forget the pollution, because the fact is without the revenue from fuel there would be one enormous deficit and probably no health service.

In recent years legislation has been introduced ensuring all new cars are fitted with catalytic converters as these systems reduce many of the pollutant exhaust gases. A step in the right direction certainly, but it is not all good news. A catalytic converter will not work when it is cold, that is when the engine is first started and when the pollutants are at the highest level. A catalytic converter produces more carbon dioxide, the gas that is responsible for the greenhouse effect and the one that governments continually promise to reduce. But perhaps most significant is the fact that a catalytic converter reduces the efficiency of an engine and therefore helps it to consume more fuel. Good news if you are an oil company or government.

Recent years have also seen an ever increasing amount of additives in fuel on the understanding that they help reduce the impact on the environment. But do they? They certainly reduce the amount of actual energy available from each litre you buy because part of each litre is additives and cleaning agents. During the 1997 Peking to Paris Classic Rally competitors were experiencing a much improved fuel consumption from Chinese 90 octane fuel compared to the ‘refined’ fuel of Europe. In the case of the Ecoflow entry using a Ford 1600cc engine this improvement from the ‘lower grade’ fuel averaged 26. The question is does the fuel with additives reduce the pollution produced from each litre by a greater percentage than the reduction of available energy from the fuel, or is it just a cheaper fuel to produce?

Discrepancies in the energy content of fuel are not limited to petrol and diesel. The calorific value of gas changes continually. All may not be quite as it appears.

Reducing fuel consumption.

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 and tyres 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.

Government Test

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 engine car as well as test bed running and a diesel engine 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 for a petrol engine and 3,000 miles (4,800 km) for a diesel 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 will 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.

What about domestic and commercial heating?

A unique ‘Central Reverse Polarity’ magnetic field was developed for a special Ecoflow product designed exclusively to improve fuel consumption on domestic and commercial heating installations. Benefits claimed by users of the product include not only lower fuel bills but also greater energy availability and reduced sooting of burners.

How much can be saved? :

In financial terms this question cannot be answered definitively as much depends on the condition of the engine or heating installation and the environment it is working under. Although savings of 10% and more are common a saving on fuel bills of 8% would generally provide a relatively short and justifiable pay-back period. In financial terms savings made by fitting an Ecoflow will increase as fuel costs continue to rise.

The savings for the environment are immeasurable and beyond financial considerations.

Is an Ecoflow easy to fit?

It couldn’t be simpler. An Ecoflow is placed onto the fuel line and held in position by nylon ties. There are no pipes to cut, no electrical connections to make and the only tool required is some snips or scissors to trim the ends of the ties.

How does it work? :

An Ecoflow ionises the fuel by directing a specific and powerful static magnetic field right into the fuel supply line. Through a process known as magneto hydrodynamics the fuels ability to combine with oxygen improves and greater energy Is released from the fuel.

Is there a guarantee?

If the customer is not satisfied with the results for any reason the product may be returned to the distributor for a full refund within 90 days of purchase. In addition the magnetic properties are guaranteed for life.

Who are Ecoflow?

Ecoflow plc, is Europe’s leading manufacturer of magnetic fuel ionisation products. In the UK customers range from private motorists and domestic householders to large multi-national organisations, from Local Councils to Government offices. The products are exported worldwide.