The MERLIN Interrupter TX is a precise solid state current interrupter for rectifiers or solar stations connected to a buried pipeline. Used in conjunction with specific MERLIN Transformer Rectifier Monitors, it enables interruption (switching of the current output) at a rectifier or solar station to be controlled remotely.
The Interrupter fails safe and switches the rectifier output loads encountered under the temperature, environmental and electrical conditions experienced in a rectifier cabinet. The solid state circuitry overcomes the limitations of electromechanical relays.
Compatible with industry standard interruption patterns, the MERLIN Interrupter may be switched on and off, or the cycle changed, from Abriox’s CPSM or iCPSM software. Interruption and cycle time management can also be controlled from a cell/mobile phone when in the field.
Abriox also provide DC and AC Solid State Relays which are available in 125A AC and 100A DC options. Paired with the MERLIN6 range of Transformer Rectifier RMU’s, these will enable remote interruption of the current output for above ground surveys (Close Interval and Direct Current Voltage Gradient), major ON/OFF surveys at test stations and pipeline maintenance work.