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Over the past several years many companies have entered the market selling hydrogen kits. The majority of these kits were intended for the ‘do it yourself’ and hobbyists who wanted to experiment with hydrogen add-on kits for their vehicles. These systems were designed to operate via a process called electrolysis, which works by degrading the internal cell. Besides producing low quality hydrogen the system components deteriorate and the cells do not stand the test of time.

Seeking to revolutionize the technology by improving system performance and longevity, CVHHO, Inc. developed ‘Catalyst’ which is the basis for the more reliable and efficient Omega Series Catalyst System.  Using this technology, our system maximizes the production of Ortho Hydrogen for superior performance while requiring less amp energy draw on the alternator.  Having combined these operationally advanced technologies, CVHHO is now delivering reliable, high quality, commercial grade HOD systems.

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CVHHO’s Omega Series systems are engineered to produce Catalyst Gas, which acts as a facilitator in enhancing fuel burn inside an engine.  Through trial and experimentation, it has been determined that in most situations, the ideal mix of Catalyst Gas to air intake occurs at one-quarter liter of Catalyst Gas per liter of engine displacement, when operating at load.  Each Omega Series model is custom manufactured to deliver this ratio based on the engine on which it is being installed as well as its normal load.

As an example, optimum efficiency levels for a 13-liter diesel occur at 3.25 liters of Catalyst Gas per minute (13 divided by 4). CVHHO calculates that each model will convert 1.11 ounces per hour of purified water per liter of Catalyst production to the proper amount Catalyst Gas.

The most common type of hydrogen is from the isotope Protium. The hydrogen bomb technology used a much more rare and explosive hydrogen isotope called Tritlum. The superb intense heat from the bomb detonation of a nuclear fission bomb and the Trirlum hydrogen isotope are required to induce the nuclear fusion reaction, which creates a hydrogen bomb.

It is very important to understand that there are various qualities of hydrogen. A hydrogen molecule contains 26 different properties.  Slight changes within those molecules can create a higher or lower quality. (Similar to a gas station, you have a choice of a variety of fuels: unleaded regular, unleaded plus, unleaded premium, high octane, or even diesel). CVHHO, Inc.’s Catalyst System generates a combination Ortho Hydrogen and Ortho Oxygen for superior performance while requiring less amp energy draw on the alternator.

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What is the system's operating range?

What's the right amount of Catalyst Gas?

The Omega Series unit will function normally at temperature ranges from minus 20 degrees up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (minus -28.8 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius).

It is critical that only Distill Water be added for efficient operations. If distilled water is not available, regular bottled water such as Arrowhead may be temporarily used, but not as a rule. Do not use tap, purified, reverse-osmosis, or deionized water, which can contain calcium or other elements that will cause system malfunction. It is recommended that the water-fill levels be checked at every fill up but in most normal use, the system may only require topping off every other fill up. In order to ensure proper water level monitoring, an LED digital readout is wired to the vehicle’s cab with 3 indicator lights.  When the first light fades and goes off, it is recommended that the system be topped off.  However, there is still plenty of solution to continue operation. When the second indicator light fades, it is strongly recommended that fluid be added. When the third light is extinguished, the system is programmed to shut off until water is added. It is important to note that system shut off will not damage the engine, which will continue to operate as normal. However, it will be operating without the benefit provided by the system. Following initial installation, it is recommended that the system be flushed after six months with new solution added.

The normal operation, CVHHO recommends that the system be flushed every twice a year with fresh water and electrolyte being replenished. However, provided the in-cab amp meter is registering proper readings, the system should continue to operate properly. Distributors are encouraged to schedule system check-ups twice a year to ensure proper and efficient performance.  Of course, this should be billed as a service call.

Between service calls, it should not be necessary to add any electrolyte unless the amp readings are consistently lower than factory parameters. Then only a small amount of electrolyte should be added incrementally to bring the amp readings back to normal parameters. This should only be done by a trained certified representative.

What is Hydrogen (HHO) and is it safe?

The Omega Series systems are designed to function for many years of worry-free use. In fact, CVHHO has never had a system returned due to system failure. The stainless steel box, filter, water tank, hoses, wires, and cables are purchased from outside sources and integrated with our proprietary cell and REV in our factory.

Our box systems are assembled individually, and then out on the bench for a 3-day “conditioning” process whereby it is run at factory recommended parameters. The step is necessary to fully charge the system and ensure it is functioning properly.  It is during this process that our cell plates develop the Catalytic coating making the plates impervious to deterioration. We then drain the system and ship it. Upon arrival, it is ready for installation.

Each system carries a 5-year factory warranty on the cell and REV and a 3-year warranty on other components.  Should the cell or REV fail, we recommend it be sent back to the factory for repair. If the failure is in third party components, we will simply ship a new replacement component for a swap out. As mentioned earlier, if installed correctly this should be a very rare event.

As a distributor, you may be asked if installing a CVHHO system voids an engine’s factory warranty.  This would seem to be a tricky question to address adequately, because CVHHO does not have certifications from engine manufacturers stating that warranties will not be negatively affected.  However, it is the case that since the Omega Series system does not breach any of the engine components, and because the system is only creating a small amount of Catalyst Gas introduced via the engine’s normal air intake process, there would never be any damage to an engine due to system operation.  In addition, under the Magnusson-Moss Act of 1975, it is incumbent on the manufacturer to prove that any damage to the engine be the direct result of the CVHHO system. To date, in normal operation, no customer has ever filed a claim against the company.

Hindenburg 1937

Currently, Central Valley HHO, Inc. manufacturer’s off-the-shelf Omega Series System designed to accommodate engine sizes from 4 to 24 liters. We have even built systems for larger engines as big as 100 liters by integrating several units into one operation design. This is important as research shows that generally, our Hydrogen Catalysis System are most effective when producing the proper amount of “Catalyst Gas” given engine size and inherent day to day demands.

The key to producing the proper amount of Catalyst Gas lies in the proprietary electronic regulating unit, designed by Scott Smith and Bob Boyce, which we call the REV. The REV is the acronym for “Regulates Energy Variance.”  While most systems in the market operate in the realm of “runaway hydrogen,” CVHHO’s systems are designed to generate a measured amount of Catalyst Gas by controlling amperage draw.

Additionally, having such a wide range of systems enables our distributors the opportunity to recommend the proper system given the demands on the engine loads. For example, in an environment where a generator works 24/7 with heavy loads, it might be considered prudent to recommend a 15 liter system or maybe even larger. This would allow the Omega Series system to operate at less than maximum output, which is easier on the unit and requires less frequent water fills.

As designed, there are really no moving parts to the Omega Series Cell, so nothing can degrade from wear and tear. While the system generates high quality Catalyst Gas, it does not “pump” or force gas into the engine. Rather it simply flows through the hose to the engine’s air intake, where it mixes with the ambient airflow towards the point of combustion. This is an important component of CVHHO’s Catalyst Gas in that it is always seeking an exit to escape and disburse into the atmosphere.  This makes it much safer than traditional natural gas, which pools and creates an environment for unintended combustion. As long as there is even a pinhole of ventilation, Catalyst Gas will find it and safely escape, recombining with the atmosphere. 

What is a Diesel Particulate Filter and what does it do?


The D.P.F. (Diesel Particulate Filter) is an exhaust filter designed to reduce PM (Particle Matter -soot/black smoke) from the environment.  This is not green house gas, it is fine dust that settles to the ground. The D.P.F. is a system consisting of a filter, and a complex monitoring and maintenance system that keeps the filter operating correctly. The filter itself is made of a special catalyst which the exhaust from the engine is forced through before leaving the tail pipe. The filter collects PM. As the PM accumulates exhaust pressure builds up behind the filter. This back pressure reduces engine power and engine efficiency. The truck's computer monitors the pressure and when it determines the filter is clogged it injects raw diesel fuel into the piston chamber during the exhaust stroke. This un-burnt fuel leaves the piston with the exhaust and ignites in the filter and re-gens (burns), the PM out. This use of fuel for a cleaning process obviously reduces fuel mileage. This re-gen cleaning cycle happens approximately every 100-300 miles and lasts from 15-45 min. This re-gen cleaning cycle only happens at sustained speeds above 45 mph which can cause problems for trucks operating in off road scenarios where low speeds and long idles are the norm such as: airports, oilfields, farming/ranching, and construction. Small amounts of this fuel leaks past the piston and into the engine oil. This diluting of the oil, which reduces the oil's ability to lubricate the engine properly, causes extra wear and reduced engine life. This oil dilution gets worse over time as the un-lubricated piston rings wear and allow more fuel into the oil,  which aggravates the problem. Tests show complete lubrication loss in engine oil in as few as 1000 miles. Extreme wear to the point of possible engine failure happens at approximately 100,000 miles even with 5000 mile scheduled oil changes.

Key System Components

Since Hydrogen is safe, explain a Hydrogen Bomb?

The Omega Series construction incorporates components that are specifically designed to interact efficiently to achieve proper manufacturer recommended results.  This is an important point as people who have purchased our systems in the past think that by adding a different type of hose (braided) or cable, they will improve the system’s performance.  This thought is proved to be incorrect 100% of the known cases with our product. In order to assure proper operation, it is critical that only CVHHO recommended parts and components, purchased from the factory, are utilized in the system. Anything else will immediately void the warranty.

The Omega Series unit consists of the CVHHO designed and manufactured CAM (Catalyst Assist Module/ Cell), a water tank, the REV, a electrolyte filter, an assortment of hoses, wires, multiple safety mechanisms, all of which is fabricated into a custom aluminum powder coated box.  We are able to powder coat the boxes to match any color or provide it in stainless steel, polished steel, or custom wraps.  Our entire Hydrogen Catalyst System is properly configured inside your choice of box, then shipped direct from the factory.  In those cases, the distributor will need to identify the most ideal location for mounting, either on the trucks frame, via brackets, or on the platform behind the cab, bolted to the step. It is not recommended that the boxed system be installed on the front of the truck nor under the hood, as it requires proper ventilation with ambient air to functions properly. 

The box system needs to be located near the vehicle’s battery power source usually no more than 6 feet (1.8 meters) away. It is also critical that it be properly grounded with the cable wire connections soldered securely.

The Omega Series system requires proper interconnection for the “oil pressure safety switch”, which is designed to shut the system down when oil pressure drops.  Likewise, there is also a safety switch, which connects to the engine turbo pressure, shutting the system off when it recognizes turbo pressure drops.

As an additional add-on feature for extremely cold environments, CVHHO offers an internal heating unit to keep the system functioning when temperatures drop below minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 28 degrees Celsius). These inherent system characteristics are critical to the unit’s performance and dictate that the Omega Series only be installed by certified installers, trained by TSS or CVHHO.

Hydrogen has been proven to be a safe fuel. It has also shown to be as safe, if not safer, than other flammable fuels including gasoline, diesel, or natural gas.

With any fuels, safe handling and knowledge of hydrogen’s chemical, physical, and thermal properties should always be considered. Our advanced Catalyst Technology posses numerous safety features to ensure proper production, delivery, and usage. CVHHO, Inc.’s tanks are under minimal pressure with shutoff sensors to ensure no collection of Catalyst Gases.  Our "REV 1.0" regulates the current in our system to make certain the system cannot “run away.” Additional safety shut offs are integrated to assure Catalyst Gas is not continuously produced while the engine is shut off. Water level is also important. Should the amount of water in the tank ever reduce below a certain quantity, the system will shut down in order to prevent damage.

Further, if hydrogen ever leaked, it dissipates rapidly into the atmosphere, without polluting, recombining with the atmosphere air. In fact, hydrogen rises twice as fast as helium and six times faster than natural gas (roughly 45 mph). Hydrogen is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, but it does appear similar to a white cloudy vapor. Natural gas is also odorless, colorless, and tasteless but industry added a flammable sulfur-containing odorant called methyl mercaptan. This allows natural gas to be detectable by people.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the System's Construction?

The fire that destroyed the Hindenburg in 1937 gave hydrogen a misleading reputation. Hydrogen was used to keep the airship buoyant and was initially blamed for the disaster. An investigation by Addison Bain in the 1990s provided evidence that the airship's fabric envelope was coated with reactive chemicals, similar to solid rocket fuel, and was easily ignitable by an electrical discharge. The Zeppelin Company, builder of the Hindenburg, has since confirmed that the flammable, doped outer cover is to be blamed for the fire. Finally, of the 97 passengers on board the Hindenburg, 35 did not survive due to jumping from the blimp. The remainder of the passengers survived because they stayed on board.