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1 Meritor ThermALERT™ June 2006 meritorhvs.com a MTIS by P.S.I. TechnologyJune 2006meritorhvs.com
2 Meritor Tire Inflation System by P.S.I. Air is supplied from the trailer air tank to the control box, which regulates the air pressure to a preset value. The regulated air then flows through the tapped axle into the hoses on the wheel end, which keeps the tires properly inflated at all times.
4 ThermALERT™ Features & Benefits ThermALERT™ is a value added option when you purchase MTIS – the proven leader with nearly two million tires protected.New patented ThermALERT™ technology leverages MTIS system.Helps alert drivers to stop for repairs before serious damage occurs due to elevated wheel-end temperatures.Helps reduce downtime, risk and operating cost.ThermALERT™ Press PlugThermALERTTM helps alert drivers to stop for repairs before serious damage occurs due to elevated wheel-end temperatures
5 Why ThermALERT™ ?Market research suggests over half the fleets surveyed have experienced problems with wheel end heat build up.
6 The cost of wheel end heat build up can be substantial. Why ThermALERT™ ?The cost of wheel end heat build up can be substantial.
7 How ThermALERT™ WorksIf the temperature of the wheel-end exceeds the melting point of the eutectic material the thermal screw will melt causing pressurized air to vent through the hub cap tee vent. The indicator light will come ON, there will be an audible sound at the wheel-end as air vents through the hub cap tee vent.Inspect and repair components that caused the wheel-end to exceed normal operating temperatures before the trailer is put back into service to prevent serious personal injury and damage to the trailer components.Please note that the ThermALERT™ system does not alleviate the need to perform recommended wheel-end maintenance procedures.ArvinMeritor Technical Publication TP-9914 for complete system overview and Maintenance Manual 14P for service and installation procedures.
8 ThermALERT™ System Requirements For the ThermALERT™ to operate as it was designed the system must use:New control box with gray color flow switch6 vent hub capsThermal press plugs (includes thermal screw)New LED light and warning decal provide operating guidelines to the driver.New control box ( ) with gray colored flow switchNew ThermALERT™ decal and LED trailer light included in kit H2712-XX.Example: press plug with thermal screwExample: 6 vent hubcap
9 6 Vent Hub Caps All MTIS systems now use 6 vent hub caps. Six Vents Changed from 3 vent to 6 vent for additional venting capacity in the event the eutectic material meltsOil and grease style hub caps come equipped with vent holes extensions.Six Vents6 vent hub capsPart NumberStemco (Grease) 5.5” Bolt CircleStemco (Grease) ThreadedStemco (Grease) 6.75” Bolt CircleStemco (Oil) 5.5” Bolt CircleStemco (Oil) ThreadedStemco (Oil) 6.75” Bolt CircleDual Dynamics (Grease) 5.5” Bolt CircleDual Dynamics (Oil) 5.5” Bolt CircleDual Dynamics (Grease) ThreadedDual Dynamics (Oil) ThreadedDual Dynamics (Grease) 6.75” Bolt CircleDual Dynamics (Oil) 6.75” Bolt Circle
10 ThermALERT™ Press Plugs The press plug must be installed so that the thermal screw is located at the 12 o’clock when the axle is sitting in the running position.The ThermALERT system cannot be installed onto a solid axle spindleEutectic alloy melts when wheel end operating temperature reach an abnormal temperature.Thermal screw replacement procedure specified in Maintenance Manual 14P.ThermALERT™ Press PlugsPart NumberTN/TQ plug w/ thermal screwA 1250-E-1357TP plug w/ thermal screwA 1250-F-1358Thermal screw replacement kitThermal screw & washerH
11 New Control Box Gray Color Flow Switch All MTIS systems now use the new style control box with gray color flow switch.Flow switch orifice size reducedThe earlier version had a black color housingNew control box part number 31082Partial Kits (Plugs & Stator not included)Part NumberSingle axle (no plugs & stators)H *Tandem axle (no plugs & stators)H *Tridem axle (no plugs & stators)H **Includes new control box ( ) with gray color flow switch, ThermALERT decal and LED trailer light.
12 Warning Decals & lights Standard MTIS light and decal is replaced by new ThermALERT™ decal and lightTrailer manufacturers must use the light supplied in the MTIS ThermALERT kit.
14 ThermALERTTM : Warning Light If the indicator light comes ON during operation, the driver should immediately find a safe place to pull over, stop and assess the problem.The warning light illumination can be caused by one or more of the following reasons:Damaged inflation system componentsSystem unable to keep up with a leaking tireWheel-end temperature is high enough to activate the ThermALERT™ warning system
15 ThermALERTTM : Hub Cap Decal Install the ThermALERT decal to each hub cap.
16 Limited Production Release Guidelines for limited release:For approximately 6 months, ThermALERT® sales will be limited to prepped axles - TN, TQ, and TP spindle profiles. (Not offered on the TL at this time).A prepped axle implies beam, brakes, plugs, and stators factory assembled by ArvinMeritorIn the initial phase of introduction a minimum order quantity for 10 trailers will be required.OEMs will be required to identify the fleet so an ArvinMeritor DSM can contact them to review ThermALERT operating guidelines.Available on 16.5” Q and Q+ brakesNot offered on 12.25” brakes at this time.Not offered with cast spoke wheels at this time.Full kits for retrofits are not available until full production release.22