We all have been bombarded with scores of late-night TV ads for gadgets that increase MPG in our vehicles for decades… “Just add this little piece of plastic into your air in-take and you will get 20% better MPG”. “Pour this elixir into your tank and poof – no more smoke out your tail pipe”.
The reality is that it now costs over $1B USD to take an engine from concept into production. The world market is unforgiving and ruthlessly competitive. Engine design specialists now must study computer science for years before they can wield the advanced tools of an engine designer … Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), CAD to CNC milling machines and even then, they must also become intimate with the vast number of variables of Material Science – Metallurgy, an in-depth knowledge of the chemistry of the fuels and the Laws of Thermodynamics. Yet, the best and most honest engine designers, will tell you that CFD results can be off by orders of magnitude from real-world testing, that CNC milling machines can’t always do what is desired, that material science is plagued with QA and virgin vs. recycled metals issues and the look-up tables for the environmental thermodynamics as they relate to engine design are changing as the result of Climate Change.
Our 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 dually was getting about 17mpg on the highway prior to the XanaFlow install and 22mpg after or about a 30% mpg improvement.
What is also interesting is that there are U.S. Patents – thousands of them – sitting in the wings waiting to be implemented in future engines. Per our exhaustive review, we located Patents that dated back to the 1970’s that were being implemented for the first time in 2012 vehicles. How does this make any sense? Just follow the money. Economically, it made no sense to add this or that to an engine until the price of fuel exceeded a certain threshold. Also, with an ever growing population, we must build more environmentally friendly vehicles so emissions must be reduced. There are thousands of proven methodologies to reduce emissions and about half of them increase the MPG. Smoke coming from your vehicles’ tail pipe is unburned hydro carbons so a device that aids in a more complete burn will also reduce emissions while increasing MPG and HP.
Over a decade ago, an unusually diversified Ph.D. student (he already held a Chemical Engineering degree, a Mechanical Engineering degree and he was completing his Electrical Engineering degree), wrote a dissertation on a new technology for the reduction of emissions from all internal combustion engines (ICE). As a Chemical Engineer, he was well aware of a naturally occurring phenomenon where sun light creates a compound that breaks down the carbon to carbon bonds of molecules. So he theorized that a higher concentration of the gases would have a greater effect on the bonds.
The first individual who attempted to build the initial prototype device from the dissertation, was himself an Electrical Engineer in Europe and a rather famous one. He was a senior engineer of the team credited for the invention called the digital video disc or “DVD”. That individual put the device on his diesel car and ran it for several thousand kilometers, constantly changing the long list of variables … frequency, voltage, amperage, physical size, materials, … After 2 years he presented the device to a life-long friend who is a respected and very successful fabricator in the U.S. That man’s partners included mechanical, chemical and electrical engineers and his firm has a track history of decades of successfully taking advanced technology products to market. So they embraced the entire business model and began an 11 year R&D effort that has cost millions to bring this technology to production.
They had a false start when petroleum was selling for $147/barrel. Few expected the price to drop into the $40’s again, but it did and the device was shelved for several more years until the price of petroleum was over $80 barrel again. Today, the price of petroleum is trading around $100 barrel so it is easy to justify adding this device to virtually all diesel engines as the investment recovery is between 3 months to 3 years from Class 8 heavy trucks to light fleet cars respectively (typical life cycle of a diesel engined vehicle is 300,000-900,000 miles).
The Emerging Technology Corporation is interested in reducing the NOx emissions of burning biodiesel from 2nd generation feedstock. We met the XanaFlow development team over 5 years ago in our search for such technologies and offered to help the effort primarily based on the stellar reputation and accomplishments of the people involved.
Over the past year we have tested the device ourselves for over 15,000 miles on 2 vehicles and the performance claims are very real. No magic – just a serious application of physics and advanced technologies. The benefits are a combination of both, real-time improvement and the result of the device removing the carbon deposits from the engine so it runs at closer to manufacture specifications.
For more information about the XanaFlow … http://XanaFlow.com