Technologies developed for certain functions have often proved useful in other applications. For instance, a top-secret material developed for the military now makes lighter fly fishing rods, and super glue was the by-product of a man trying to develop clear plastic for gunsights. Now, a device developed to help lung patients might enter automobile engines.
Ingen Technologies, Inc., an emerging manufacturer of various types of gas flow meters, developed its Oxyview Flow Meter to help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive disease that makes it harder to breath. Patients who use oxygen tanks often set up their flow lines incorrectly, compromising their ability to get accurate readings. But with the Oxyview flow meter, patients could see exactly how much oxygen they have received.
Car engines using Electric Fuel Injection Enhancers (EFIE), components that create hydrogen to make gas engines more efficient, also use oxygen meters. Recently, several automotive companies that manufacture EFIEs that work with on-board hydrogen generators, sometimes called “HHO boosters” or “electrolyzers,” contacted Ingen about using the Oxyview meter in automobile engines.
“The Oxyview flow meter has been tested by FuelSaver-MPG, Inc. and works well as a complement to their EFIE and HHO boosters,” stated Scott Sand, Ingen Technologies, Inc.’s CEO and chairman.
The physics of the improved combustion and exhaust process are complex, but the simple truth is that, with a hydrogen booster properly installed, drivers use less gas to go the same distance in the same time.
When a hydrogen booster is properly attached to a conventional gasoline or diesel engine, the introduction of small amounts of hydrogen gas causes the combustion inside the cylinders to be greatly improved. This improved fuel burn results in greater power applied to the downward stroke of the piston. More power from the engine means that the driver needs to use less throttle to maintain speed in normal operating conditions. Less throttle means less fuel consumed.