Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to all of your questions about Commercial Hydrogen.
What is a Hydrogen Catalyst System?
A Hydrogen Catalyst System (HCS) is a scientifically developed system that injects hydrogen vapor into a diesel engine through the air intake. The catalyst enables a more complete burn of the fuel in the combustion chamber during the power stroke. A more complete burn in the power stroke enables the engine to run more efficiently and use more net fuel.
Is the HCS® HCS system a fuel additive?
No, it is not a fuel additive. The HCS® system injects the catalyst into the air stream through the air intake. Once in the combustion chamber, the air, catalyst and fuel are blended to optimize combustion where it is most important.
Will the HCS® products void my engine warranty?
No, installing an after market product will not void a vehicle’s warranty. If, however, the after-market product were proven to be the cause of engine or component damage, this damage would not be covered under warranty and would be the responsibility of the after-market manufacturer. This applies to all non Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) after-market products such as oil filters, starters, fuel filters, and the HCS® system. For more information see the Code of Federal Regulations for the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (cite: 16CFR700.10 – Sec. 700.10 Sec. 102 (c))
How do I know what system to use for my equipment?
To determine which HCS® system you need, you will need to know the engine’s maximum rated fuel consumption rate. It is important to note that it is not based on your average fuel consumption, but the maximum rated consumption from the engine manufacture. For example: If you are operating a bulldozer that is rated up to 16 gallons per hour, you will need one PTI-203 unit because this system will handle engines that consume up to 24 gallons per hour.
For any engine, check with Commercial Hydrogen or an authorized dealer to obtain the correct specification of delivery system for your engine.
What is the proper disposal for the spent catalyst solution?
Neither the catalyst solution nor any of its components are regulated as hazardous waste by the EPA. Therefore, disposal should follow local regulations for non-hazardous materials. A simple rule to follow is to dispose under the same parameters as antifreeze.
Are Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and toxicology data available for the HCS® Catalyst?
Commercial Hydrogen maintains an MSDS for each product. In addition, NIOSH publishes toxicology profiles for certain chemicals. MSDS reports are attached to all packing slips during shipping. For an electronic version, please Commercial Hydrogen INC directly to obtain this report.
What happens if I forget to add the replenishment catalyst and run out of catalyst?
If a replacement bottle of catalyst is not connected, the engine will slowly go back to its original baseline levels of exhaust emissions, fuel consumption, oil contamination and horsepower. This will not cause any harm to the engine, but the benefits that resulted from the catalyst will eventually be gone. Once the fluid catalyst is replenished, the engine will revert back to the previous benefit levels achieved. Maximum benefits are achieved if the catalyst is replenished once the catalyst level in the bottle reaches the replacement line.