for School Bus and other school transportation vehicles
For over 60 years, Doran Manufacturing has supplied the school bus transportation industry with solutions that help ensure safe transport of children to and from school and other activities. From Light Monitors to Sleeping Child Check Monitors, Doran’s products create a safe environment for drives and children alike.
In addition to our “Legacy” products, Doran offers the 360 Tire Pressure Monitoring System for school bus and other school transportation vehicles. Continuous monitoring of tire pressure and temperature helps to prevent tire malfunction and warn drivers through visible alerts through a mounted display, giving them enough time to correct pressure or allow tires to cool down before the warning becomes a problem.
How it Works
The Doran 360 tire pressure monitoring system continuously monitors air pressures in tires by wirelessly transmitting data through RF signals from large bore valve-stem mounted tire pressure sensors to a digital display that is mounted in the cab of the equipment.
Using our patented programming method, each of the wireless sensors has a unique serial number that is programmed to a specific wheel position on the school bus and allows for customizable baseline tire pressures.
After the sensor locations and baseline pressures are programmed (and have checked in with the monitor) a Green Means Good™ LED light illuminates and “ON” in shown on the LCD display letting the driver know that the tires have the proper amount of air pressure in them.
Green Means Good™
When the green LED light is illuminated on the monitor, all of the tires are within 12.5% of the programmed baseline tire pressures.
Using the directional pad, you can scroll through each wheel position to see the current pressure in each tire.
There are two low pressure levels that are built into the monitor:
- A Level I low pressure alert is activated when the pressure in any of the tires drop 12.5% below the programmed baseline tire pressure for a specific wheel position.
- A Level II low pressure alert is activated when the pressure in any of the tires drop 25.0% below the programmed baseline tire pressure for a specific wheel position.
In both cases, the audible alarm and red warning light are activated and the specific tire position and pressure are shown on the display.
There is an optional setting to provide a warning if the pressure in the tire increases to more than 25% of the baseline tire pressure.
A “HOT” temperature alarm is activated when the temperature of the air in the sensor reaches 175° F which provides additional security against damage to the tires from excessive heat.