MONTREAL, Que. – Transport Technologies Company (TTC) has introduced a tire maintenance system designed to keep steady air pressure in the face of harsh temperature changes.
The Trailer Rotating Air Chamber system (T-RAC system) was designed with North America’s erratic climate in mind. It inflates tires in cold weather and deflates tires in high heat temperature conditions.
It is a pneumatic system, where the fleet manager sets the desired road air pressure using the regulator and locks it, making it tamper proof, according to company officials. It includes built-in relief valves, which will not allow pressure to rise above 115 psi.
If a blowout occurs, the check valves will not allow air to escape the rest of the system.
The T-RAC system has been tested in temperatures ranging from minus 35 degrees Celsius to 200 degrees Celsius.
The TTC says the system brings higher road safety, extends tire life, lessens fuel consumption and road calls, and can be installed in less than two hours.
TTC’s products are distributed in Canada by Transport Technologies Canada.
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