Phillips Industries introduces the maintenance-free Tank Saver, a heated electronic drain valve that automatically purges excess moisture in air-operated systems. The new Tank Saver from Phillips is designed as a “set it and forget it” product to drain air tanks, eliminating the need for service once installed.
Air brake systems are not impervious to water and debris and need to be purged regularly to avoid scaling and corrosion in the air tanks and keep the entire system in good working order. Condensation from evaporated moisture separated from compressed air in the air tank can sit in the tank and even travel through the system. The new Tank Saver is a heated electronic drain valve that automatically removes excess moisture in applications where air tanks require draining. Such applications include tractors, trailers, and other commercial vehicles like buses.
The drain valve automatically releases a one-second blast of air every five minutes during operation to prevent the build-up of moisture and harmful contaminants. As a result, brakes and other air-operated systems receive cleaner, drier air, extending component service life and uptime. The Tank Saver is also corrosion-resistant and built for harsh weather conditions. A thermostatic 15-watt heating element provides year-round protection from low temperatures. For enhanced performance, the Tank Saver also integrates with telematics solutions with a 5-volt feedback loop that confirms valve actuation for automated monitoring.
An optional 6-inch molded ABS/ECU plug-in harness with a 20-foot drop out for wiring the Tank Saver into the system is available for quick and easy installation on any trailer. According to Phillips, the advantage of this harness is that it removes the guesswork during installation and saves on downtime and cost, especially when paying for a professional to install it.