We are Fire On Ice™

Fire On Ice™ is the cutting-edge Intercool technology which will revolutionize the combustion engine industry, by integrating air-conditioning with intercool.  The result is a cleaner burning, more efficient, fuel intake.  Fire On Ice™ is patent-pending technology available as a feature for new vehicles or as an aftermarket enhancement. Ideally and theoretically, Fire On Ice™ will be technology introduced into all consumer automobiles and power vehicles (water and air vehicles), as well as commercial vehicles, government vehicles and motorized equipment, in the next generation of Cold Induction technology.

 

Background of Intercool Technology

Turbocharger and Intercooler technology have drastically improved in recent years.

A “turbo” compressor is powered by a gas turbine driven by the engine’s own exhaust gases whereas a “supercharger” compressor is directly driven by either a belt system or gear system right from the engine. Both of these systems increase the air induction temperature. Compressing air creates heat, this occurs in any gas when it is pressurized. An increase in boost proportionately increases heat. If the heat that forced induction generates is not addressed correctly the results will be offset negatively, with possible catastrophic engine damage.

An “intercooler” is a heat exchanger used when ambient air flows across the intercooler the hot air generated by the compressor is cooled. It is commonly installed in front of the engine’s radiator and operates much in the same way as a radiator.  The “air cooled” heat exchanger is only as efficient as the ambient climate and the air flow provided. Efficiency is reduced in cases of stationary, traffic, hot climate and/or during combined operation.  A Conventional Air Intercooler does not cool fuel. 

 

Technology using Cold Charge Induction

A Cold Charge Induction System promotes a mixture of dense air and fuel intake to the engine. This characteristic promotes more combustion per engine cycle (Fig 1). Optimum ignition timing and combustion in turn increases the output of the engine, while reducing greenhouse emissions and increasing fuel efficiency.

 

 

Currently, many types of cold charge induction systems exist.  Cold Charge Induction is the process of cooling the air to boost and maximize efficiency.  Most Cold Charge Induction Systems use common, but no conventional, methods such as: ice, methanol, liquid nitrogen and nitrous oxide.  Each are generally intended for sport driving as they can only offer temporary benefits and not intended for the average consumers. 

 

How does Cold Induction create a denser fuel/air charge?

Air and fuel respond to temperature in the same way.  Air that is heated is less dense than cold air. For example, when heat is introduced to air from a source, such as engine heat, the molecules are excited by this new source of energy. Heat increases the probability of molecule activity. Molecules begin moving faster, when they bump into one another they bounce further away. This increased space between the fast-moving molecules decreases the density - a process known as Conduction. Conduction causes a hot air balloon to rise (Fig. 2).  Conduction is great for floating a hot air balloon, but not necessarily for engine performance and efficiency.

 

 

In contrast, cold air is more dense.  Without heat (energy) the air molecules have nothing to fuel fast movement. Cold air molecules are therefore less active so that when they do bump into one another they don’t ricochet off in opposite directions and far distances. The molecule activity is low; it’s a nudging of one another and slowly pulling back. Therefore, the molecules are not broken or forced apart by their own momentum, allowing for coexistence together in a smaller space.  When molecules are tightly packed together, the result is increased density/mass (weight).  In terms of fuel combustion: more weight means greater mass to burn – greater mass to burn equals more energy!

 

What is Fire On Ice™?

Fire On Ice™ is a Cold Induction (air / fuel intake) Charge system intended for any internal combustion engine.

Fire On Ice is also referred to as an “Engine Enhancement System”. When an internal combustion engine is cool it generates maximum efficiency in regard to emissions, fuel economy, torque and horsepower.   Fire On Ice™ operates in a similar fashion to that of a conventional intercooler, but unlike a conventional intercooler, and the other Cold Induction Systems,Fire On Ice™ provides an unlimited supply of cooling to the engine’s induction system to cool the engine’s fuel and air intake temperature by integrating the air-conditioning system and technology already existing in most automobiles.

Cool Air + Fuel = Higher Efficiency, Greater Performance and Lower Emissions

The entire size of a Fire On Ice™ system for a passenger vehicle is approximately the size of a car battery and weighs approximately 45 lbs. Large semi-truck and bus systems are slightly larger and can mount just about anywhere on the vehicle. Other than routine scheduled air conditioning maintenance, Fire On Ice does not require consumables or maintenance.

 

Can Fire On Ice benefit an engine equipped with forced induction?

Forced induction is generated by a turbo or supercharger (see Fig 3, 4 and 5).

 

.Both can be referred to as an “air compressor” for the purpose of forced induction to an internal combustion engine to increase the mass of air entering the engine which will create an increased output to the engine. This mass of compressed air is commonly measured in “PSI” (pounds per square inch) also referred to as “BOOST”.

Fire On Ice offers a CONTROLLED, sustainable cold temperature, cooling fuel and increase the forced induction to both Turbo and Supercharger engines.

 

What about engine efficiency lost to the air conditioning system?

By integrating the air-conditioning technology, Fire On Ice™ not only boosts performance, but eliminates efficiency lost to air cooling system.  Quite simply: your entire vehicle becomes a high performance refrigerant.

 

Besides Fire On Ice, are there other cold charge induction systems that exist?

Until now, with the exception of Fire On Ice™ , no known cold charge induction system exists that can regenerate and sustain its cooling properties.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR FOR A PRODUCT DEMONSTRATION PLEASE EMAIL US AT FIREONICE@MERCED-AC.COM

 

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