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Independent Testing Results Confirm Significant Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions Produced by CavitroniX™’s Technology for Oil-Fired Boilers and Generators
Fuel Savings of 9% and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emission Reductions of 17% Are Confirmed with New Cavitation Blending Technology
Bristol, VA – April 9, 2013 – CavitroniX™ Corporation, whose technology improves the efficiency of oil-fired boilers, announced today that independent tests utilizing EPA protocols and ASME standards by a leading research institute confirm that the market-ready CavitroniX™ Emulsion-to-Combustion (E2C®) system for oil-fired boilers and generators produces significant fuel savings as well as a major reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Independent tests conducted by RTI International, a leading research institute that also performs testing for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, have confirmed that the CavitroniX™ Emulsion-to-Combustion™ (E2C®) system for oil-fired boilers and generators produces significant fuel savings of up to 9% and an environmentally-beneficial reduction in harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of up to 17%.
“These rigorous and reliable test results, from one of the world’s most respected research institutes focused on energy and the environment, confirm that our new E2C® system delivers a much needed solution that can reduce foreign oil dependency by saving fuel and improve the environmental impact of oil-fired industrial boilers, heating equipment and generators,” said Thomas David, CavitroniX™ CEO and President. “These tests results confirmed that in most operations the fuel savings will allow the E2C® unit to pay for itself within 18 months or less.”
According to the RTI International report, testing of the CavitroniX™ E2C® system was conducted using a boiler configured with steam exhausted to the atmosphere and outfitted with instrumentation to monitor key parameters. Testing was done over a four-day period and showed reduced fuel consumption and reduced NOx emissions when using water-in-fuel emulsion produced by the unit, according to the RTI report*.
Armed with the findings from the RTI report, CavitroniX™ is looking to start driving its E2C® technology into the market and raise awareness and visibility for this innovative solution. Potential end users include schools, commercial properties, multi-housing properties and industrial plants.
Early feedback from users of the E2C® system has been encouraging. According to William “Bill” Romoser, a retired U.S. Navy boiler engineering officer and Technical Committee Chair of Calvary Episcopal Church in Front Royal, Va., “The E2C® system has been installed on two boilers at the Church’s office building since 2010 burning a 90% oil/10% water mixture. We have obtained an estimated fuel savings of 10%, while reducing our emissions footprint. We are pleased to have been the beta test site for this important new fuel-savings and environmentally beneficial technology.”
Meanwhile, at Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) in Abingdon, Va., President Ron Proffitt said, “VHCC is excited to incorporate the CavitroniX™ system into its existing HVAC curriculum to expose our students to this cutting edge technology. We are continually evaluating important new technologies and believe the CavitroniX™ system will help fulfill that mission.”
About the E2C® System
The patent-pending E2C® system is simple, reliable and easily installed on boilers, diesel engines or generators to produce and deliver cavitation blending technology at the point of combustion. The compact unit is not only low maintenance, but it is also designed to “plug and play” when installed by HVAC contractors, making it a simple cost effective solution.
The E2C® system makes and delivers the water-in-oil emulsion (typically 90 percent fuel oil and 10 percent water) by using a process known as cavitation. E2C® emulsion contains droplets of water which explode into super-heated steam when they hit the high heat of the combustion chamber, further atomizing the oil in which the droplets reside. This secondary atomization creates finer oil droplets that expose more oil surface area to combustion, much like what happens when popcorn pops. The increased oil surface area causes more efficient combustion, thus extracting more energy from the oil.
The E2C® unit is installed as an upgrade to an oil-fired boiler or furnace. It can also be used with diesel generators. The E2C® cavitation process can be fine tuned for greater fuel efficiency, or greater emissions reduction, by increasing or decreasing the amount of water used in the emulsion. There is no danger of water damage to boilers or engines.
The emulsion produced by the E2C® unit can be used as fuel without any need to modify existing oil-fired boiler systems or diesel engines. The units have been tested and designed to accommodate a wide range of fuel types, from Number 2 fuel oil (diesel and home heating oil) to Number 6 fuel (less refined heavy oil).
About CavitroniX™ Corporation
CavitroniX™ Corporation, established in 2006, has been actively involved in the engineering, design, development, manufacturing and sale of water-in-fuel emulsification units that dramatically improve performance of boilers, furnaces and engines that burn oil. The company’s patent-pending Emulsion to Combustion™ (E2C®) system uses a breakthrough technology that reduces fuel oil consumption, while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matter. Fuel savings and emissions reductions in boilers using CavitroniX™ E2C® technology have been confirmed through rigorous independent third party testing. For more information, visit cavitronix.com or call toll free 877-895-5392.
*The methodology used in the RTI tests is described as follows by the report:
- Baseline tests were conducted by firing the boiler with fuel oil at its maximum rate of about 23 gallons per hour.
- During each emulsion run, the emulsified fuel (water-in-oil) input rate to the burner also was approximately 23 gallons per hour, although the fuel contained less oil.
- The volume of emulsion (as fuel) delivered to the boiler was held approximately constant during each emulsion run, while the amounts of oil and water in the emulsion varied from run to run.
- Three runs were conducted at baseline conditions, and seven runs were conducted with emulsified fuel.
Fuel efficiency was calculated and compared following procedures described in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers performance test code 4-2008, according to the RTI report. The report also noted that the, oxygen, carbon monoxide and NOx emissions were measured using a Bacharach Combustion Analyzer (Model PCA-2) at approximately 30-minute intervals during each run.
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