The Fitch as a fuel treatment device that reformulates fuel. The Fitch doesn't make good fuel better but "reconstitutes" degraded fuel. "Degraded" doesn't necessarily mean that nasty, evil smelling stuff you find in the tanks of neglected outboard boats. Immediately after gasoline is made, it begins to degrade. Essentially, it tries to revert back into its previous form. The longer between the time the fuel was refined and you use it, the more degradation has occurred and the more power and mileage is lost.
Really old fuel is an extreme example but according the a source in the gas business, it can be one to three weeks between the time the fuel is processed and it gets to your station. How long it sits in the tank after than depends on how much fuel that station sells. On top of that, the way fuel is stored and transported can have an effect on how quickly it degrades and its condition when you pump it into your tank.
The Fitch uses a 19-metal heterogeneous metal alloy insert as a catalyst and APS tells us converts elements in the degraded fuel to alkanes, which are paraffins that contain hydrocarbons. Alkanes combust better than degraded olefins and aromatic compounds, so you gain back some of what is lost. The metallic alloy also reduces microbial action, which are little critters that form and grow in the water that may be contained in gasoline and may plug fuel filters.
How much benefit you gain from the Fitch is directly proportional to the quality of the fuel. APSI claims an average gain of 1 to 2.5 mpg, also saying their product proves more useful and beneficial in the "real world" of spotty fuel quality.
HOW IT WORKS
The Fitch catalyst process works in a
manner similar to the cracking process used in the petroleum
industry to make high octane gasolines.
Imagine a bell-shaped
curve representing the components of the fuel. The most combustible
materials are in the middle range and make up the majority of the
fuels composition but at either end there are elements that cause
ignition problems. The lighter components burn too fast causing
pre-ignition and the heaviest components burn slowly causing late
ignition resulting in smoke and carbon buildup-- it is these problem
components on which the catalyst works.
electro-chemical reaction the Fitch catalyst converts these lighter
and heavier components into energy producers rather than to excess
Refineries cannot remove many poorly performing molecules to make a more ideal fuel. In addition, once fuel leaves the refinery or is stored it is subject to attack by oxygen, ozone, and microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, and mold) that grow in the fuel. All these processes degrade the fuel to make a poorer product that prevents engines from performing at optimum levels. The Fitch Fuel Catalyst reformulates fuel prior to combustion on board the vehicle, preventing oxygen and most diseases from attacking the fuel and reversing any degradation that may have occurred prior to the fuel being introduced to the vehicle. The Fitch Fuel Catalyst assists the combustion process by insuring that fuel is highly uniform, potent, consistent, and stable.
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The Fitch Fuel Catalyst
is composed of a heterogeneous metal alloy that is a
true catalyst by definition in that it affects, but does not become
a part of, the fuel. The Fitch® Fuel Catalyst improves the
combustibility of hydrocarbon fuels by treating the fuel immediately
before it enters the combustion chamber. As the fuel is exposed to
Fitch® Fuel Catalyst in the fuel tank
of small engines or as it passes through a canister containing the
catalyst in the fuel line of larger engines, the catalyst acts on
the naturally degraded extreme ends of the fuel spectrum. The
catalyst acts on impurity molecules in fuel converting them into
extremely active small molecules which have the effect of cracking
any long-chain paraffins to form lower molecular weight saturated
alkanes. As a result, fuel burns cleaner and more completely,
improving the combustion process. This process is similar to the
cracking process used to create different fuels at an oil refinery.
By facilitating more
complete combustion, the Fitch® Fuel Catalyst improves fuel
economy and increases power, while reducing emissions. The use of
the Fitch® Fuel Catalyst also results in
cleaner engine oil, reduced carbon buildup in the engine, easier
starting, reduced maintenance, and prolonged engine life.
The Fitch® Fuel Catalyst may be used on
any size internal combustion engine. The product is now in use on
thousands of engines worldwide ranging from small 1/4 horsepower
string trimmers to large commercial and marine engines in excess of
5,000 horsepower. The Fitch® Fuel Catalyst may be used with
gasoline, diesel, methanol and other liquid fuels.
On small engines such
as chain saws, lawn mowers and motorcycles, the Fitch® Fuel Catalyst is installed
directly into the fuel tank. All larger engines are treated with an
in-fuel line application the size of which is based on the
horsepower (or fuel flow) of the engine. The Fitch® Fuel Catalyst is
maintenance-free and will last for the life of the engine in
non-commercial applications or 250,000 miles or 5,000 operating
hours in commercial applications.
USE IT ON YOUR OWN
VEHICLE OR EQUIPMENT
In order to fully
appreciate the Fitch® Fuel Catalyst you have to see
it work for yourself. Drop an F-2T unit into your chainsaw or
trimmer or put an F-4T into your lawn mower-or install an F-5T into
your motorcycle or ATV. You will quickly notice that your equipment
will start easier, smoke less and have more power. Then install a
Fitch® Fuel Catalyst in-line unit on
your car or truck after establishing a fuel mileage baseline and
monitor the results.
HOW WILL I KNOW THAT IT IS WORKING?
Certain things can be
quickly observed. The engine may run smoother and quieter. More
power may be felt and there may be less exhaust smoke. However the
most objective way to measure is by having a baseline of information
for comparison of "before" and "after." This data can be based on
fuel economy (miles per gallon), emissions of Hydrocarbons (HC) and
carbon monoxide (CO), engine oil analysis, or performance.
A PERMANENT FUEL STABILIZER
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