Alien Technology Used To Save Petrol & Diesel
PRODUCT REVIEW : BE-Fuelsaver® by NG-Bio
With the numerous fuel price hikes over the last few years and the certain likelihood that 2014 will bring with it further increases, the issue of saving fuel is a paramount consideration not just in the private sector but particularly in transport intensive business concerns – such as building construction.
Fuel saving devices and additives have been around for decades but most – if not all – have not delivered on their promised performance.
Until now … (Really!)
Enter NG-Bio's BE-Fuelsaver®, an Austrian product which has recently found its way to Africa.
Had it not been brought to my notice by a fellow architect who swears by it, I probably would not have given it a second glance. What made me stand up and pay attention was my colleague's claim that this tiny device was saving him over 25% in diesel fuel.
This completely alien solution is a small stainless steel stick half the length of an average cigarette and of a similar diameter. It has no moving parts, no batteries, no circuits, no additives and no visible means of doing anything useful. In addition it does not connect to, change or affect anything in the engine other than the fuel – and can even do that without making direct contact with the fuel.
You simply pop this thingie into your petrol tank (or attach it to the outside of the fuel line) and Bob's your uncle; you immediately get from 6 to 36% savings in fuel consumption, your engine runs better, it is more powerful and the carbon exhaust emissions are cut down to next to nothing.
At first one is hard pressed not to be sceptical if not completely irritated, particularly when one is told that the device works with bio-energetic plasma technology; a concept completely alien to most of us except perhaps amongst comic book readers.
Somewhere down the line I was swung by the argument that over 40,000 European drivers had installed BE-Fuelsaver®s in the last couple of years – and most appeared to be Austrian and German drivers.
So what is bio-energetic plasma technology and why and how does it work to save fuel?
The explanation turns out to be surprisingly simple. This is a direct extract from their website;
The BE-Fuelsaver® works with the fuel of an engine; it radiates the fuel with a bio-energetic field of a specific frequency which alters the chemical composition of the hydrocarbon chains to make the fuel burn more efficiently.
That is all that the small steel stick does. The rest is done by the engine itself; the engine consumes the same amount of fuel as before but now delivers EXTRA torque and power.
There are two things the driver can do with this extra free energy at its disposal; the vehicle can be driven faster and harder or it can be driven more economically. The choice is with the driver; go faster or go further. Either way you will go cleaner...
So whilst the BE-Fuelsaver® is primarily used as a fuel saving device many drivers buy the device to specifically improve the performance of the vehicle; this is particularly true of bikers.
How does extra power in the engine make you use less fuel?
With more engine power for the same chamber capacity and the same fuel flow controls a vehicle reaches an intended top speed faster and thus uses less fuel to attain that speed. (You ease off the pedal sooner.) Secondly, with more engine power the need to change down gears becomes less frequent. (Changing down gears revs up the motor and consumes more fuel.) Thirdly, with more torque and power you change up gears at a faster rate, thus keeping revs down and using less fuel. Another benefit of extra power is the ability to sustain a desired top speed on the open road whilst using less fuel. The list of how torque and power contribute to fuel saving is endless.
In addition to up to 36% more power and torque under the hood there is another huge benefit from burning enhanced fuel; the emission of exhaust particles is reduced drastically. Because enhanced fuel burns efficiently the engine's combustion chamber, cylinder walls, piston head, plugs and valves will not become encrusted in carbon deposits and regular use will in fact result in the “cleaning” of these engine elements by effecting their burning off.
This means that your vehicle's combustion chambers become clean environments and that the vehicle's contribution to air pollution is reduced drastically. A clean combustion environment contributes to fuel saving and extra power primarily by reducing friction between contact elements such as the piston walls and the valve shafts. Perhaps more importantly, the valves and valve seats are able to effect a clean and complete closure during the combustion cycle reducing or completely eliminating gas leakages. As a result of these outcomes the engine runs smoother and lasts longer between services. This is particularly true of diesels.
There is no doubt that the BE-Fuelsaver® delivers on its promises; if you are fleet owner or run a number of diesel construction vehicles and engine driven equipment you will be interested in visiting South Africa's BE-Fuelsaver® website: http://befuelsaver.co.za
New technologies come at a price; this is no cheap gizmo from Hong Kong. The product is made in Austria and priced in US Dollars for the international market. Your local price will change with the exchange rate and will reflect the rate at the time of the transaction. Hence the exact price varies all the time. The following prices were correct at the time of writing and should serve as a guideline.
The BE-Fuelsaver® comes in three sizes. This is not a one size fits all solution. The size of the device is relative to the amount of fuel flowing into the combustion chamber. So a small engine needs a Small BE-Fuelsaver®, a medium engine needs a Medium BE-Fuelsaver® and a large engine needs a Large BE-Fuelsaver®. It's that simple. The website has a detailed table that translates roughly to;
US$ 112.00 : Small (Generators, Motorbikes and small cars up to 1100cc)
US$ 279.00 : Medium (Saloon cars and Small pick-ups.)
US$ 834.00 : Large – (Big engine cars, Sports cars, Trucks, Pick-ups, Construction Equipment)
From the numerous test results that I have examined the device appears to work better with older and larger vehicles, particularly diesel powered vehicles. In small vehicles the driver is more likely to use the extra power for quicker and faster driving rather than fuel saving, hence the test results will typically show a modest fuel saving of between 6 and 15%.
The most impressive results appear to come from the transportation sector, such as bus services and long distance haulers where typical savings are around 20% with frequent recordings of over 30% savings where diesel vehicles are both old and poorly maintained.
The average medium range car can expect a saving of between 10 and 20%.
The manufacturer offers a 90 day money back satisfaction guarantee and a 10 year product warranty.
If you are serious about saving petrol for yourself or your organisation you may want to consider taking them up on that offer.
BE-Fuelsaver® website: http://befuelsaver.co.za
Staff Writer, AANN