What Is the Fitch Fuel Catalyst?
Fuels are complex. Most of us think of fuels such as gasoline as a homogeneous commodity without realizing that it is not perfect or uniform. As purchased at the pump, fuel is a mixture of about forty primary but as many as a thousand secondary different species of hydrocarbon molecules. If fuel were pure there would be few or only one type of molecule. Natural gas types of molecules are too short and light, and asphalt types of molecules are too long and heavy, yet many of these light and heavy molecules are in the gasoline and diesel fuels available at the pump stations.
Refineries, where fuel is manufactured from crude oil, 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.
Some of it forms carbon deposits and gums, and some is not completely burned putting unburned hydrocarbons into the exhaust. Over time, engine develops problems caused by Sub-optimal fuel. These include gumming and constriction of fuel systems and carbon deposits in the combustion chamber and Exhaust system.
This is one reason that today’s vehicles need an exhaust catalytic converter to reduce toxic auto emissions. With Fitch Fuel Catalyst, it is possible to deal with fuel problems in an effective way.
It performs its function at the temperatures experienced in fuel tanks without any requirement for elevated temperatures or pressures, which is what makes the Fitch Fuel Catalyst so convenient and useful.
The Fitch Fuel Catalyst is not a fuel additive. It is a special alloy that does not dissolve in fuel. On the alloy surface, the fuel is reformulated to a state that is capable of a more complete combustion. As a result, the engine converts the chemical energy in the fuel to mechanical energy in a more efficient manner. The engine power is increased as a result and the toxic exhaust emissions are decreased, frequently by more than half.
The Fitch Fuel Catalyst makes a material difference in engines’ power, fuel economy, and maintenance costs as well as air quality. As engines of all vintages use similar fuel the Fitch Fuel Catalyst can be used on any engine with confidence
How Does the FFC Change Fossil Fuel (HSD)
- Molecules C1, C2, C3, C4 (which contribute to pre-ignition) are markedly diminished.
- Highly branched molecules in the C7 – C11 range are increased. These are ideal for optimal combustion.
- Octane Rating Increases.
- Oxidation Stability improves as measured with ASTM D525.
- Fitch Fuel Catalyst reverses the natural degrading process of Fossil fuel.
- Bacterial growth is suppressed .
The structure of a Hydrocarbon molecule affects how it performs in a combustion chamber. Numerous independent studies have demonstrated that straight molecules, ring molecules, and highly branched molecules behave differently in the combustion process. Fitch Fuel Catalysts have been shown to alter the structure of HC molecules. This is the primary reason the presence of a Fuel Catalyst can change an engines performance in terms of fuel economy and emissions. Aromatics are fuel molecules that contain at least one benzene ring. Aromatic content influences combustion and negatively influence the formation of particulates and NOx.
Aliphatic molecules are characterized by carbon atoms joined together in straight or branched open chains rather than in rings. Aliphatic and Aromatics perform differently in the combustion process yielding different amounts of energy and different emissions profiles. The above images are one example of the many shapes each molecular type can take. Fitch Fuel Catalyst reduces the concentration of Aromatic molecules (left) and increase the concentration of Aliphatic molecules (right). Therefore the combustion process is more efficient producing more energy from the engine.
Effect of Fitch Fuel Catalyst on Fuel ?
Hydrocarbon fuels contain hundreds of different molecules and some microorganisms. The nature of any batch of fuel is based on the type of crude oil from which it is derived, the refinery processes that are used in the manufacture, the additives, and how and for how long it is stored before it reaches the consumer. Once refined, fuel is attacked by ozone, and by oxygen in the air and environment. These attacks are forms of oxidations that rob fuel of its energy because it is in essence, slow combustion, in which the environment steals energy from the fuel that the consumer paid for and which the refiner intended to deliver to the consumer.
The Fitch Fuel Catalyst induces reactions in hydrocarbon fuels at or near the point of use and is easily incorporated onto a Engine. This catalyst is novel in that it induces reactions in fuels at temperatures far below where petroleum catalysts have historically been known to function.
Hydrocarbon fuels contain hundreds of different molecules The reactions the fuel catalyst induces are beneficial, and when placed in fuel lines or fuel tanks increase Engine efficiency and power while reducing emissions and particulates. These results occur because fuels are reformed and often resuscitated to organic structures that combust fully. Color changes have also been observed to occur in the fuel in the laboratory.
The Fitch Fuel Catalyst process reduces olefins and aromatic compounds and forms alkanes, which have more energy of combustion than the olefins or the benzenoid precursors. In other words, the Fitch Fuel Catalysts reverse environmental damage referred to above, which happens to all fuels in varying degrees.