Tyre Monitoring Systems (TMS) are expected to become a "mandatory" Industry control safety measure for On and Off Road Vehicles as Authorities and Industry Standards / Guidelines demand / call for such technology be utilised to mitigate Vehicle accidents subjected to Tyre Blow outs, Roll- overs, Wheel Offs, Tyre Fires, etc.
Tyre related accidents and fatalities involving vehicles utilised in such industries as Mining, On / Off Road Transport, Quarrying, Forklift / Materials Handling, Mobile Cranes, Light Vehicles, Distribution Trucks, Port Operations, etc has highlighted the importance of (virtual continuous) monitoring of Tyre Pressures and Temperatures with Tyre Monitoring Systems (TMSystems), so as to aid in mitigating potential Tyre related vehicular accidents / incidents.
Highlighted at the 2016 ARTSA Conference and reported in the ATN Magazine (03/05/2016) a former senior Toll Transport / Linehaul Manager reportedly stated "wheel-offs and wheel failures are the company’s biggest cost in terms of insurance claims and there is a wheel off or trailer fire in the group every two weeks, so it is a significant issue".
A Coroner Report of a tyre explosion fatality (October 2014) acknowledged that Industry can also gain significant cost- downs / ROI with the use of TMSystems and recommended that industry investigate, and implement within two years (in 2014), remote, or wireless, tyre pressure sensing equipment to allow operators to monitor tyre pressures from within the cabin of the truck- this deadline is October 2016.
The Hazardous Goods Transport Industry also acknowledges the benefits of LSM Technologies TMSystems which have been field tested for detecting not only Tyre Pressure but also Temperatures, so as to aid in mitigating Tyre Fires- see this report / news article LSM Technologies / Rocky's Heavy Transport- TMSystem Trailer Tyre Fire Mitigation Field Study / Report.
Department or Mining and Petroleum Safety Resources has updated their Guidelines on Tyre Safety for Earth-moving Machinery) to include TMSystems to be installed- not just for Mining Equipment- but also other rubber mounted vehicles (see page IV) .
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