More Tractor Trailer Results 13.6%, 14.3%, R & D
We are continually working to
improve the effectiveness and durability of the Hydrogen Boost system,
for car, trucks, and diesel applications.
The first five years of our product offering was focused on
gasoline vehicles with electronic fuel injection and we have developed
that system into a reliable consistent mileage enhancement system.
Over the years we have had many
requests to produce a system applicable to diesel engines and especially for
tractor trailer trucks. In 2006 we
introduced diesel versions of our Hydrogen Boost system for diesel small
vehicles and began development of a heavy duty system worthy to be
marketed to heavy vehicle diesel fleets.
We introduced our first tractor
trailer system as a rubber topped unit like our original gasoline vehicle
and immediately designed a version that was welded closed and had an
electrolyte level sight gauge for monitoring the fluid inside. Over the last two years we have
modified the design in ways that made the unit more durable and more
applicable to fleet vehicles. Also
during this period we have had the assistance of a few independent tractor
trailer operators in testing our products and modifications for
effectiveness and durability.
A couple of our early tractor
trailer customers who gave us the first feedback and mileage results are
reported on in the test results page of our web site at http://hydrogen-boost.com/savings.html. A couple others have assisted us in
further research and development.
I will report on their mileage results here.
Tony Olszowy from Buffalo has
been using our original welded unit until we modified it in a number of
ways. Tony is very meticulous at
keeping track of his fuel mileage and continues to drive the same routes
with similar loads. His report
from the beginning is that he has consistently had an improvement of
mileage by 0.8 miles per gallon with a baseline mileage average of 5.9
mpg. That accounts for a 13.6%
increase in mileage using the Hydrogen Boost system.
Then along came Pete Rozday from
Pennsylvania who has a newer Freightliner with a similar engine who also
was meticulous at keeping track of his mileage. As seen on a page from his mileage log
book below he was getting 6.3 mpg before he had the Hydrogen Boost system
installed on his truck. After less
than a month of the hydrogen injection cleaning out the carbon buildup in
his engine his mileage gradually improved to 7.2 mpg, a 14.3%
increase in mileage.
After of a few wiring problems caused by a bad
mounting location for the manifold pressure switch and some loose
connections caused by a mechanic not familiar with the system and a
weakness of an internal component of the hydrogen generator that has
since been addressed and is being redesigned and replaced, Pete opted to
remove the system from his truck and we were happy to refund the cost of the
parts of the system returned. Notice
on the log below that his mileage dropped back down to 6.43 mpg,
confirming to us that the Hydrogen Boost system was indeed responsible
for the mileage increase.
Our fleet sales efforts continue
and are based on ECM readings from the on-board engine computer. These ECM readings typically show a
combination of improvements including cruise mpg, average speed, % top
gear distance, idle time per gallon of fuel, and other parameters that when
added together show a total improvement similar to the typical mileage
increase reported here and on our test results page. The benefits do not always show up as
just mpg increase, especially when a driver discovers more torque and
decides to use it to get up the hills faster and shorten his trip
times. Secondary benefits of
emissions reductions, particulate filter regeneration interval extension,
oil filter change interval extension, and longer lasting engines, are not
even indication on ECM readings but are also valuable benefits.