When BAC Corrosion Control Ltd (BAC) began to investigate the possibility that switch mode power (SMP) supply technology could be applied to Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) systems, the company turned to REO to supply the SMP units. Here, Tony Gerrard, managing director of BAC, explains how REO helped his company introduce ICCP to the National Grid at over 100 sites around the UK.
It is that time of year again where this year we would like to wish all of our customers, colleagues and suppliers a Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Shropshire-based power quality specialist REO UK is breaking from the tradition of giving Christmas cards and choosing to share some goodwill instead. This year, REO is getting into the festive spirit by donating money to the Severn Hospice in place of mailing cards.
When lightning strikes sand a beautiful crystal, a fulgurite, is created. However, a lightning strike on the power grid is not as pleasant, as Google recently discovered. When lightning struck the local power grid supplying one of its data centers in Belgium - four times - several of the discs stored there were completely wiped. Here, Steve Hughes managing director of REO, takes a look at the top three ways power quality can affect your business's electronic systems.
Power quality expert REO UK has developed a Profinet I / O module designed for food production machines that can be easily integrated into Industry 4.0 networks . The module returns operational metrics to a supervisory system, allowing for easy monitoring of all production processes. This results in increased operational efficiency and reduced waste by providing accurate feedback on the position of actuators.
This year you will find REO in a new hall with a larger stand. REO can be found in Hall 4 on Stand 150 .
According to recent research by the UK Office of Rail and Road (ORR) we are using rail more than ever before. Over 1.6bn passenger journeys equated to 62.9bn passenger kilometers in the year to March 2015, a 4.5 per cent rise on the previous year. Here Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK, looks at the role of power quality in this growth and how, to stay at the forefront of testing innovation, the world's leading multinational aerospace and transport company turned to REO for specialist expertise.
Power quality specialist REO UK has launched the REOTRON SMP-CP, a range of transformer-rectifier power supplies designed specifically for impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) applications. Using the latest in primary switch-mode technology, the SMP-CP provides an economical and reliable solution to remote cathodic monitoring and control.
Power quality specialist REO UK has launched a new range of 5-limb chokes targeting electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems in industrial applications. The CNW range is available in two variants, the liquid cooled series-835 motor choke and the series-915 three-phase line choke. Offering a 40 percent weight and volume reduction on previous models, the new CNW range features high thermal dissipation and a maximum current rating of 1200 A.
Often dubbed the inconspicuous killer, rust costs the global economy $ 2.2 trillion dollars every year. It accounts for anywhere between 3.5 to 4.5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) and is responsible for the structural failure of steel frames around the world. From bridges and cars, transcontinental and marine pipelines, to industrial machinery, tools and parts, rust contributes significantly to plant downtime the world over.