Andersen Flaps is expanding its aerodynamic Eco-flaps splash guard line with the addition of a 27- and 36-in. long splash guard.
The new lengths come with the improved Eco-flaps design for an even more aerodynamic splash guard, the company says. The wide horizontal ribs have been removed in the design improvement to further reduce wind resistance and to improve fuel efficiency. Unlike competitive flap products, Eco-flaps molded, aerodynamic channels allow air and water to easily move through the flap surface with minimal drag to improve fuel economy up to 3.5 percent, the company says.
After moving through Eco-flaps channels, Anderson says air and water flow reaches a dead-air zone on the back surface of the guard, where the water falls to the road surface. This flow pattern significantly reduces excessive road spray when compared to traditional mud flap designs. In addition to reducing drag, the design directs water spray to the pavement rather than into passing or trailing vehicle’s lines-of-sight. So, the Eco-flaps design plays a critical role in improving safety for both truck drivers and motorists, the company says.
Eco-flaps also continue to be manufactured of the same durable, high-impact nylon so they withstand extreme conditions, providing longer life than competitive flaps.
The improved Eco-flaps design is available in 24 x 24, 24 x 27, 24 x 30, and 24 x 36 in. splash guards.