Magnets saving city energy
Posted By BRANDON WALKER, THE DAILY PRESS
Timmins council has approved the continuation of a pilot project which has already improved gas mileage in buses and energy consumption in buildings.
Magnetic Fluid Conditioners involve a series of magnets which are inserted around the mainline that feeds gas to a building or fuel to an engine.
The technology suggests the magnetic field created realigns fuel molecules so they burn more efficiently, reducing energy consumption.
It has been implemented in Europe and is relatively new to North America.
The McIntyre Arena and two city buses were chosen for the demonstration.
According to the staff report, MDT Resource installed the magnets at their cost and there was “limited cost” to the city.
The technology was at The Mac from July 2007 to June 2009.