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Nov 17, 2021

Phillips Industries Introduces the Maintenance-Free Tank Saver, a Heated Electronic Drain Valve that Automatically Purges Excess Moisture in Air-Operated Systems

Santa Fe Springs, CA (November 16, 2021) 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 the harshest weather conditions. A thermostatic 15-watt heating element provides year-round protection from low temperatures for continuous operation.  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” molded ABS/ECU plug-in harness with a 20’ drop out for wiring the Tank Saver into the system is available for quick and easy installation on any trailer. The advantage of this harness removes the guesswork during installation and saves on downtime and cost, especially when paying for a professional to install it.

The Tank Saver Heated Electronic Drain Valve (Part #12-824) and the optional Tank Saver Trailer Harness (Part #60-4095-02) are available from Phillips authorized dealers in North America.

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About Phillips Industries
Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA, Phillips Industries is a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake system components, as well as electronic solutions for communicating vehicle data to fleets and their drivers for the commercial truck and trailer industry. Phillips’ products are standard on nearly 100% of Class 8 trucks, more than 50% of all trailers manufactured in North America, and can be purchased at virtually all premium distributors. Phillips has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the US and Canada, as well as Mexico, China, and Europe. Phillips maintains active membership in key industry associations including TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association and various state trucking associations. Their manufacturing facilities have earned the top-quality accreditations including ISO/IATF 16949 and ISAO 14001 as well as multiple prestigious customer awards from Daimler, NAPA, and many others.