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Mr. Robert Krupa

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  • BS [ Bachelor of Science , engineering
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See United States Patent 5,936,332 ...
peswiki.com, 24 Nov 2007 [cached]
See United States Patent 5,936,332 (http://www.angelfire.com/ak5/energy21/sparkplug.htm) Krupa,et al.August 10, 1999.See also Robert Krupa (http://www.whatthebleep.com/herald3/issue3-articles-2.shtml), CEO of Century Development International, inventor of the FireStorm sparkplug.Firestorm Spark Plug Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abwXApkLhbc).Archived Robert Stanley (http://web.archive.org/web/20051217132704/http://www.robertstanley.biz/firestorm.htm) interview.
Moped Riders Association :: View topic - Plasma based plug boosts HP reduces emissions
www.mopedriders.net, 1 Feb 2005 [cached]
The amazing new spark plug designed by Mr Krupa, which he named "FireStorm", is the exception to this rule.
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Robert Krupa is no stranger to the way the automotive industry and spark plug industry operate. He has worked as a technician, then as an engineer for GM and Ford. Krupa explained: "Before I entered college and earned a BS [Bachelor of Science] in engineering, I was taking electrolytic capacitors and mounting them to the plus side of a distributor, which would smooth out the electrical pulses going to the distributor and the spark plugs.
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As fate would have it, Robert Krupa became friends with the legendary Henry "Smokey" Yunick, of Daytona Beach, Florida.
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The next morning, Smokey asked Krupa to come and work for him. Krupa politely turned Smokey down, but the end result was they became good friends. Because of this, Krupa decided to take his first prototype of the FireStorm to Smokey. While witnessing the new spark plug firing on a portable test stand, Smokey declared: "After 30 years consulting for Champion, I have never seen a spark plug fire like yours. You are going to turn the automotive industry on its ear!" With that endorsement, Krupa knew he had a winner. That afternoon, he signed Smokey up as a consultant to Krupa's newly formed company, Century Development International Limited.
(Close-ups of the FireStorm spark plug.)
Genesis of the FireStorm It was Krupa's unwavering determination to discover a better plug that led to the technical breakthrough of the first FireStorm prototype back in November 1996. When asked about that life-changing event, Krupa recalled:
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When I asked Krupa if there were any other advantages to using FireStorm spark plugs, he explained: "If there is a vehicle that requires premium fuel and they install FireStorm plugs and perform the modifications I suggest...they could run regular fuel in the engine and it won't detonate, hesitate, ping or misfire. The only reason you need higher octane fuel is for higher compression engines. And if an engine is pulling a heavy load, it has a tendency to go into detonation with a regular spark plug." This all seemed too good to be true, but there was more good news. According to Krupa: "I know it sounds like smoke and mirrors.
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Krupa told me: "It just loped along really smooth, but it was constant. No hesitation; no misfires.
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Krupa showed me an amazing video of the FireStorm spark plugs running in real time on a test rig. I noticed that the powerful plasma field coming from his spark plug filled the combustion chamber, but there was something else. It appeared that the plasma was swirling around like a small whirling tornado. When asked about this, Krupa explained: "I have coined the term residual ionisation to describe the effect of the firing of the FireStorm spark plug.
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Krupa explained: "Bosch conducted an eight-week-long durability test of my FireStorm plugs against their best, and they said that the FireStorm plugs produced zero per cent gap growth. And they predicted that [the plugs] will never wear out." That might be one reason spark plug companies are not interested in manufacturing the FireStorm. Another big reason is that the currently used standard design of spark plugs would rapidly become obsolete. However, the main reason no spark plug manufacturer is willing to make the FireStorm is that there is no way anyone can create a knock-off that gets around Krupa's worldwide patents on his designs. According to Krupa: "What we did was sit down and decide what the best configuration was for firing.
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This is a massive undertaking that Krupa and his team did not initially plan for, but it has created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for venture capitalists and investors to get on board early.
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Much like Edison, who refused to rest until he'd invented a better light bulb, Robert Krupa was inspired and determined to invent a better spark plug. In so doing, he has given the internal combustion engine and our environment a brighter future. When asked about the legacy of his life's work, he proudly said: "I tell people I took the lowly spark plug from the Stone Age to the Space Age.
About the Inventor Inventor Robert Krupa is an accomplished engineer and scientist who specialises in electrical and mechanical media. He's travelled around the world four times and has been featured on TV, radio and in magazines. He has also written many articles for the "hot-rod" world. Robert Krupa can be emailed at flamefromwater@yahoo.com. Visit the FireStorm web page at http://www.robertstanley.biz/firestorm.htm.
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His article on Robert Krupa is copyright © 29 October 2004, UNICUS, 1147 Manhattan Avenue #43, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA.
SEAMO Announces 2006 Concept Vehicle of the Year Award Winners
www.prnewswire.com, 7 June 2006 [cached]
According to jury member Bob Kroupa, "GM's Design Group 'rings the bell' with their 21st Century Camaro.
What the Bleep Do We Know!?™ - The Movie
www.whatthebleep.com, 4 Oct 2004 [cached]
Robert Krupa, CEO of Century Development International, out of Farmington, MI is making the leap with a new sparkplug design.
The FireStorm sparkplug apparently increases the air-to-fuel efficiency ratio to such a degree that automobiles using the plugs can increase gas mileage up to 50%, while decreasing emissions to such an extent that car manufacturers will no longer need to install catalytic converters and emission control units.
Robert Krupa, CEO of Century Development International, inventor of the FireStorm sparkplug
But Krupa, a former products engineer with General Motors, has not been able to get the FireStorm into production even though it,s been patented since 1996.Why?According to Krupa, part of the reason is ,NIH,, or the ,not invented here, syndrome.Spark plug companies are reluctant to embrace a technology invented in some guy,s basement rather than their own multi-million dollar labs.And another real block is durability.According to Krupa, testing by Bosch labs in Germany indicate the FireStorm does not need to be replaced during a vehicle,s engine life. ,When they found that out,, says Krupa, ,they said, ,We don,t want to work with you.We want repeat sales.,,
If it is a difficult haul developing something as mundane as a new sparkplug, imagine the hurdles Tiller faces manufacturing a bio-feedback device he has developed, which can literally measure the level of intent during a meditative state.A magnetic analogue of a voltmeter, Tiller,s unit represents the Holy Grail of alternative science: a device capable of measuring the effects of consciousness on the fabric of the physical universe.That variations of his IIED (Intention Imprinted Electrical Devices) ,technology, have stupendous industrial potentials is the icing on the cake and may provide the development funding he needs.
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Krupa, the future sparkplug king, sees ,light at the end of the tunnel., And Tiller, who has, for decades, steadfastly pursued his vision of elevating science , taking it through a quantum leap, as it were , is undaunted, humble, inspired and inspiring.
,It,s not easy to do this kind of science,, he says. ,But, we,ve been doing science long enough that we know how to do science.It,s just now the game has expanded to a larger domain.
Robert Krupa is no stranger to ...
binarybit.net, 2 Mar 2011 [cached]
Robert Krupa is no stranger to the way the automotive industry and spark plug industry operate. He has worked as a technician, then as an engineer for GM and Ford.
Krupa explained: "Before I entered college and earned a BS [Bachelor of Science] in engineering, I was taking electrolytic capacitors and mounting them to the plus side of a distributor, which would smooth out the electrical pulses going to the distributor and the spark plugs.
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Krupa knows spark plugs and has worked very hard to bring improved designs to the automotive market. Although it was not his design, he is solely responsible for bringing the "SplitFire" spark plug to the market over a decade ago. It was a simple variation on standard plugs which featured a split electrode, designed like a snake's tongue, that increased the sparking area of the plug somewhat. It cost more than an average spark plug and generated annual sales of US$60 million in 1993.
As fate would have it, Robert Krupa became friends with the legendary Henry "Smokey" Yunick, of Daytona Beach, Florida.
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The next morning, Smokey asked Krupa to come and work for him. Krupa politely turned Smokey down, but the end result was they became good friends.
Because of this, Krupa decided to take his first prototype of the FireStorm to Smokey. While witnessing the new spark plug firing on a portable test stand, Smokey declared: "After 30 years consulting for Champion, I have never seen a spark plug fire like yours. You are going to turn the automotive industry on its ear! With that endorsement, Krupa knew he had a winner.
...
When asked about that life-changing event, Krupa recalled:
...
When I asked Krupa if there were any other advantages to using FireStorm spark plugs, he explained: "If there is a vehicle that requires premium fuel and they install FireStorm plugs and perform the modifications I suggest...they could run regular fuel in the engine and it won't detonate, hesitate, ping or misfire. The only reason you need higher octane fuel is for higher compression engines. And if an engine is pulling a heavy load, it has a tendency to go into detonation with a regular spark plug. This all seemed too good to be true, but there was more good news.
According to Krupa: "I know it sounds like smoke and mirrors.
...
Krupa told me: "It just loped along really smooth, but it was constant. No hesitation; no misfires.
...
Krupa showed me an amazing video of the FireStorm spark plugs running in real time on a test rig. I noticed that the powerful plasma field coming from his spark plug filled the combustion chamber, but there was something else. It appeared that the plasma was swirling around like a small whirling tornado.
When asked about this, Krupa explained: "I have coined the term residual ionisation to describe the effect of the firing of the FireStorm spark plug.
...
Krupa explained: "Bosch conducted an eight-week-long durability test of my FireStorm plugs against their best, and they said that the FireStorm plugs produced zero per cent gap growth. And they predicted that [the plugs] will never wear out. That might be one reason spark plug companies are not interested in manufacturing the FireStorm. Another big reason is that the currently used standard design of spark plugs would rapidly become obsolete. However, the main reason no spark plug manufacturer is willing to make the FireStorm is that there is no way anyone can create a knock-off that gets around Krupa's worldwide patents on his designs.
According to Krupa: "What we did was sit down and decide what the best configuration was for firing.
...
This is a massive undertaking that Krupa and his team did not initially plan for, but it has created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for venture capitalists and investors to get on board early.
...
Much like Edison, who refused to rest until he'd invented a better light bulb, Robert Krupa was inspired and determined to invent a better spark plug. In so doing, he has given the internal combustion engine and our environment a brighter future. When asked about the legacy of his life's work, he proudly said: "I tell people I took the lowly spark plug from the Stone Age to the Space Age." About the Inventor Inventor Robert Krupa is an accomplished engineer and scientist who specializes in electrical and mechanical media. He's travelled around the world four times and has been featured on TV, radio and in magazines. He has also written many articles for the "hot-rod" world. Robert Krupa can be emailed at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.
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Audio Version:Interview with Robert Krupa
The following transcription is a radio interview by Robert Stanley with Robert Krupa
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KRUPA: We did a study on this and we estimated it would initially cost $1.50 to manufacture each plug.
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KRUPA: No I don't.
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KRUPA: Not exactly. The Research and Development are finished and the FireStorm is patented Worldwide.
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KRUPA: Automotive companies are switching to a 42-volt system.
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KRUPA: It's in the works.
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KRUPA: Most new vehicles have radios, DVD players, cell phones, etc.
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KRUPA: And that's on top of the load of lights and instrumentation and everything else.
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KRUPA: Not really.
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KRUPA: Before I entered College, I was taking Electrolytic capacitors and mounting them to the plus side of the distributors to smooth out the pulses going to the distributor and the spark plugs.
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KRUPA: Correct.
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KRUPA: Oh absolutely. Currently, there is an excess of 6 billion spark plugs made world wide annually. And we predict that the FireStorm will take about 80% of that market share.
STANLEY: Wow!
KRUPA: Well, look at Venezuela, Mexico and other countries in that area which are just beginning to become concerned about emissions, smog and pollutants.
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KRUPA: Oh!
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KRUPA: Absolutely.
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KRUPA: Yeah!
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KRUPA: Oh, I know it will be.
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KRUPA: I do.
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KRUPA: Well, we would have to sit down and talk about the details and see what they want and work out a deal that everyone agrees on - a win-win situation for all concerned.
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KRUPA: Well, you have seen my video of the FireStorm and how it fires compares to a regular spark plug right?
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KRUPA: Okay.
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KRUPA: Yes, because In the past I have gone into a company and looked at their machines and made suggestions to improve throughput.
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KRUPA: Well, not only that but someone that loves the internal combustion engine would be helping greatly to insure that it exists in the future and evolves to the next level.
STANLEY: Good point.
Didn't you say that the FireStorm plugs behave differently than standard plugs regarding the various grades of fuel?
KRUPA: FireStorm spark plugs completely eliminate misfiring.
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KRUPA: Well, detonation would no longer exist because there is no detonation with this spark plug.
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KRUPA: I mean, how can it detonate when it literally burns everything in the combustion chamber?
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KRUPA: That only lasts for a few hours of running time max.
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KRUPA: If there is a vehicle that requires "premium" fuel, and they install FireStorm plugs and perform the modifications I suggest... they could run "regular" fuel in the engine and it won't detonate.
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KRUPA: Yeah.
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KRUPA: Only on the road while driving my modified vehicles.
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KRUPA: Yes.
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KRUPA: You know, you may have hit the nail on the head.
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KRUPA: Absolutely.
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KRUPA: Yes.
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KRUPA: Oxides of Nitrogen are a chief component of air pollution that are produced by the burning of fossil fuels.
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KRUPA: Yes, but all modern cars emission control systems use a combination of EGR and catalytic convertors.
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KRUPA: On a production run per year? Around a billion dollars.
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KRUPA: No, I am talking about all the models that one car manufacturer would make in a year's time.
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KRUPA: No.
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KRUPA: I've heard that more than once about my FireStorm plugs.
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KRUPA: It sounds like smoke and mirrors.
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KRUPA: When I was doing some of the early testing, I hooked up an emissions analyzer to the car and I had equipment in the car to change air-fuel ratio and idle speeds. I was doing this at an automotive after market speed shop. The guys were coming over to see what I was doing. I had my test vehicle running at 250 RPM.
STANLEY: Wow!
KRUPA: Engines do not like to idle at 250 RPM's.
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KRUPA: Oh yeah.
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