Control and Power Technologies
Energy Conversion Systems
Underwater Sparking Technology
Power Electronics enables optimized process control and strategic system design. Used judiciously it facilitates system compatibility. It was the basis for twentieth century industrial advances and it is the basis for advancement in the twenty-first century. It offers the opportunity for advanced power and control for industry and commerce. Success in the twenty-first century depends upon new and improved power electronics but it also depends upon integrating the old with the new. In a global society that looks for the best performance and competitive pricing, all too often power electronic equipment comes from different parts of the world to be brought together and aligned in a configuration that turns out to be unreliable. Unreliability may be less the fault of the individual component but rather the fault of the system design. There needs to be a thorough understanding of how components work together reliably. Independent, objective equipment specification is critical to an optimized system.
Power Electronics unreliability can be addressed and may include problems with the following:
- Diode rectifiers
- Insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT)
- Silicon controlled rectifiers (SCR) (thyristors)
- Power ranges
- Conversion efficiency
- Effects of switching transients
- Pulse width modulation (PWM)
- Power factor correction (PFC)
- Synchronous rectification
- Power supplies
- Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
RGLSolutions offers independent, objective specification of equipment and power electronic systems.
RGLSolutions has the experience to troubleshoot unreliable power electronic equipment and unreliable power electronic systems.
RGLSolutions can offer a selection of solutions to solve power electronic problems. Many of these solutions are relatively straightforward and inexpensive. We offer a common sense, practical approach within economic boundries.
Roger G. Lawrence Selected Publication:
Specification Guidelines to Improve Power Quality Immunity and Reduce Plant Operating Costs
IEEE PCIC 2002; New Orleans , Louisiana , September 2002