Fitch fuel catalyst makes it to the RHA's Hauliers' Shop13 April 2010

The RHA (Road Haulage Association) has opened its arms to Fitch's fuel catalyst for vans, trucks and buses -- said to deliver up to 5.3% fuel economy improvement and carbon emissions reduction -- by making the device available on its online retail site.

The news, which broke at the Commercial Vehicle Operator Show at the NEC today, is a major filip for UK distributor Fuel Harmonics, which had its device independently verified in trials on a DAF truck operated by John Lewis at none other than the Millbrook Proving Ground.

Says Fuel Harmonics' director Roger Macnair: "We have had particular interest from transcontinental, retail, waste and even the multi-drop sectors, and the findings of the Millbook evaluation have obviously contributed to the RHA endorsing and marketing Fitch units online."

Macnair asserts that the devices work by reversing fuel degradation and killing diesel bugs -- also raising cetane rating to imrove engine performance. "They act like a permanent fuel additive to petrol or diesel engines and keep fuel in its optimum state," he says.

He adds that the units can "either be dropped into a fuel tank or fitted inline as a pre-filter".

Interestingly, since the Millbrook trials, Fuel Harmonics is now recommending a slightly higher spec Fitch catalyst for similar DAF CF trucks to improve fuel efficiency even more. "It costs "two or three hundred pounds more," says co-director Tim Rose, "but that's peanuts, compared to the savings."

Brian Tinham

Related Companies
Fuel Harmonics plc
Road Haulage Association Ltd

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