Abriox, known for their easy to use, high reliability MERLIN CP RMU’s and easy to use iCPSM software are adding solid state relays to the product line.
Our customers have been asking for this accessory so in true Abriox form, we have listened and delivered. Presenting the 125A AC and 100A DC options, these are designed for precise interruption of Transformer Rectifiers connected to a buried pipeline. Paired with the MERLIN6 range of Transformer Rectifier RMU’s, it 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.
MERLIN6 combined with SSR offers enhanced interruption patterns up to 60 second ON and OFF. Pairing MERLIN6 with the 100A DC relay provides Abriox’s PIPELINE LOCATE feature, which allows the SSR to be configured as to allow many popular pipeline location tools to pick up the frequency, configurable up to 1024Hz, eliminating the need for separate frequency generators to be temporarily installed at rectifier locations, saving a great deal of time and money for the user.
Jon Phillips, Engineering Manager at Abriox, says “We continue to listen to what our customers require and are ensuring that we can provide high quality accessories that will help the customer maintain their CP systems easily and reliably.”
Abriox’s core expertise is the development of remote monitoring systems for utilities – working with some of the world’s biggest oil, gas and petrochemical companies. The MERLIN range of products helps improve the efficiency of their fuel distribution networks by providing demonstrable asset management, safety, economic, environmental and compliance benefits.