Milwaukee, Wis. —(September 26, 2018) – A. O. Smith, a leading global manufacturer of reliable water heating and appliance components, has recently introduced the innovative Product Preservers™ Powered Anode System. The new anodes, which are designed to provide maintenance-free protection for all water types, are available as an upgrade to replace the sacrificial anodes that come as industry standard equipment on tank-style heaters.
This new technology provides consistent protection, with no additional elements added to the water, and eliminates the need to check and replace sacrificial style anode rods. The Powered Anode System increases protection by adapting to changes in tank conditions. It also uses patented adaptive technology which quickly adjusts to your water type, providing the precise amount of current needed to deliver continuous, routine maintenance-free protection for your water heater tank.
“Consistent cathodic (anode) protection is critical in maintaining the integrity of the porcelain-enameled steel water heater tank,” said Ray Knoeppel, Staff Engineer—Materials. “The Product Preservers™ Powered Anode System was created as a smart system of cathodic protection to extend the life of a water heater over time and eliminate any water quality concerns across every possible water condition.”
The new anode system is designed to be easy to install, complete with a control module fitting any standard 120 volt wall outlet, power supply, and a wiring harness. The system is equipped with a built-in LED fault light and audible alarm to notify users of defects the system and help provide peace of mind. Compatible with indoor water heaters of up to 50 gallons or less than 10 years old and containing a dedicated sacrificial anode, the powered anode system provides continual responsive protection over time.
About A. O. Smith Corporation
A. O. Smith Corporation, with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products manufactured and marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, as well as a manufacturer of water treatment and air purification products. For more information, visit www.aosmith.com.