Taking the air out of tire inflation
May 1, 2005 12:00 PM
New from Parker Hannifin Corp are the TireSaver nitrogen generators for truck and automobile tire filling. By using dry nitrogen gas instead of compressed air to inflate tires, one will maintain proper inflation pressure and prevent one of the major causes of tire failures.
Dry nitrogen gas will extend tire life up to 25% and boost fuel efficiency up to 4%. It also offers more consistent tire pressure and re-duces or eliminates having to check tire pressures and top off tires.
Other benefits to inflating tires with nitrogen include cooler run temperatures and elimination of rim corrosion and stem clogging.
Four different systems are available to service applications from a small repair garage to large fleet service stations. These wall-mountable systems are designed to produce nitrogen gas from standard compressed air. The systems are shipped complete with an integral two stage system of protective pre-filters and a carbon filter, enabling the tire inflation system to be used on any compressed air system.
For additional details, contact Parker Hannifin, Filtration and Separation Division, 242 Neck Rd, Haverhill MA 01845.
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