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Tire monitoring provides early heat warnings

Aug. 1, 2023
Doran’s system helps hazmat and bulk materials haulers avoid ‘catastrophic’ failures with tires, wheel bearings, and breaks amid soaring summer temperatures

Summer is tough on tires. Asphalt retains and radiates heat, which can lead to problems with wheel bearings and brakes, and the belts inside tires can separate from the rubber at 200 degrees Fahrenheit, creating serious safety issues.

The tire monitoring system from Doran Manufacturing can help fleets avoid these issues.

The system monitors tire pressure and temperatures on connected tires, then alerts drivers when temperatures reach 175 degrees F. If a tire hits that temperature, the driver receives a visual and audible warning on an in-cab display, allowing them to find a safe place to pull over and let their tires cool off before a catastrophic event, the company said.

Doran tire monitoring systems are available for all fleets sizes and types—from owner-operators to international fleets, including truck/trailers, ready mix/concrete, dump/construction, delivery vehicles, waste and recycling, hazmat, bulk materials handling, and more. Doran also provides multiple options for fleet managers and equipment maintenance teams to receive real-time tire alerts. Monitoring and continually reporting tire pressures and temperatures allows fleets to schedule repairs and corrections to reduce tire-related maintenance costs, extend tread life, protect casings, and minimize catastrophic failures.

External, valve stem-mounted sensors pass tire pressure and temperature data to the in-cab display, providing drivers with real-time information and alerts. With the patented Green Means Good at-a-glance indicator, drivers can identify any issues with their tires. Doran 360 monitoring systems include visual and audible alerts for low inflation pressure, rapid deflation events, and high tire temperatures, Doran said.

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