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Main Title Second EPA evaluation of the platinum gasaver device under Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Test and Evaluation Branch.
Publisher Test and Evaluation Branch, Emission Control Technology Division, Office of Mobile Sources, Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/AA/TEB/511/91/01; EPA-AA-TEB-511-91-1; PB92104413
Stock Number PB92-104413
OCLC Number 45607250
Subjects Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas. ; Automobiles--Pollution control devices. ; Automobiles--Fuel consumption.
Additional Subjects Automobiles ; Fuel consumption ; Technology assessment ; Exhaust emissions ; Platinum ; Air pollution control equipment ; Road tests ; Evaluation ; Platinum gasavers
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCD  EPA AA-TEB-511-91-1 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 12/19/2011
ESAD  EPA 0817 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/29/2000
NTIS  PB92-104413 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 6 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report announces the conclusions of the EPA evaluation of the Platinum Gasaver Device under the provisions of Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. The second evaluation of the Platinum Gasaver device was conducted upon the request of the Federal Trade Commission. The unit is a vapor bleed device. It functions by bleeding a mixture of air and 'platinum concentrate' through a 'T' connection that is installed in the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) line. It is claimed to reduce emissions, improve fuel economy, raise the octane of gasoline, and extend engine line. 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.
Technical report. Cover title. "July 1991." "EPA/AA/TEB/511/91/01."