HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Sept. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STAR EnviroTech, Inc., the inventor and licensor of the world’s best-selling leak detection smoke technology, was recently awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,417,152 B2 for its Combination Smoke Machine and Nitrogen Generator (int’l patents pending). The technology is designed for many purposes including safer and easier automotive Fuel Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) testing by eliminating the addition of oxygen into a vehicle’s fuel tank and ending the time and cost of changing nitrogen cylinders.
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This cost-effective, patented N2 generator design is the smallest available in any smoke machine. The integration of the N2 generator into the carrying handle creates a portable smoke machine with a small footprint. STAR’s design, built in partnership with Parker Hannifin (the generator’s developer), is currently available in the OEM-approved Vacutec WV622N. The user simply connects the unit to workshop air and smoke is generated with an endless supply of clean/pure/dry nitrogen.
Using nitrogen to produce and deliver smoke during EVAP testing is strongly recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR), leading automakers (OEMs), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) papers, insurance liability companies and other responsible businesses and organizations promoting safer best business practices.
About STAR EnviroTech
STAR EnviroTech worked in collaboration with partners including Ford, GM and Chrysler, through the OEMs’ USCAR organization, to develop a universally-accepted, and in most cases mandated, EVAP and vacuum system leak detection technology, chosen by virtually every OEM.
STAR's continued collaboration with virtually every OEM brand and relevant government regulatory agencies keeps STAR's technology in the forefront. This allows the company to continually evolve its methods and designs to meet the needs of future vehicle models.
Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, STAR EnviroTech, a privately-held corporation, develops award-winning, industry-standard technologies for leak testing in EVAP, vacuum/induction, turbo, and other vehicle and non-vehicle systems. Its patented technologies are available in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South America.
STAR technologies are inside smoke machines from leading tool manufacturers supplying the automotive, truck, industrial, marine, and aviation industries, including the Canadian Air Force and the U.S. Military.
For more about STAR EnviroTech, go to: http://www.StarEnviroTech.com
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