Morgan extends capacitor portfolio with powerline coupling range

Introduced primarily to meet demand in the utilities sector, the innovative new AC high voltage capacitor range has been designed to operate continuously on 24kV medium voltage transmission lines, which can be adapted to carry high frequency communication signals.

Morgan Technical Ceramics, Ruabon, has announced the launch of a new range of powerline coupling communication capacitors, which can provide transmission solutions for high frequency communication signals – such as those used to transfer automatic meter reading (AMR) information and broadband internet data.

Introduced primarily to meet demand in the utilities sector, the innovative new AC high voltage capacitor range has been designed to operate continuously on 24kV medium voltage transmission lines, which can be adapted to carry high frequency communication signals. Installation of Morgan Technical Ceramics' powerline coupling communication capacitors on the transmission lines will effectively couple/decouple data signals to and from the high voltage line, protecting the data processing equipment from exposure to high system voltage (50/60Hz).
The AC high voltage capacitor range is manufactured from a high permittivity, strontium titanate-based, dielectric ceramic, which provides a negligible change of capacitance with voltage within a small footprint. The products also have a high self-resonant frequency allowing them to be used at higher frequency bands. In addition they have an improved signal/noise ratio when compared with inductive coupled devices.
For utility companies, particularly those involved in the national roll out of the SMARTGRID system, installing powerline coupling capacitors enables the existing network to transfer AMR data for electricity consumption, rather than installing new additional communication techniques. Powerline, high voltage capacitors will become increasingly important as the Department of Energy and Climate Change's target of installing energy smart meters in every home by 2020 draws nearer.
Paul Turnbull, business manager for Morgan Technical Ceramics, Ruabon, commented: "As a specialist in the development and production of dielectric materials and components, we recognised the opportunity to assist our customers in the utilities sector with their high frequency communication needs. The timing of the launch is crucial as the roll out of smart meters in the UK is gathering momentum, and we hope that our innovative powerline coupling communication capacitors are able to accelerate the growth of the SMARTGRID network even further."
The powerline coupling communication capacitors are available in a range of six variations, offering differing capacitance and dimensions. Requests for custom capacitor designs are also welcome.
For more information on Morgan Technical Ceramics' range of solutions, visit www.morgantechnicalceramics.com.
For further information, please contact:
Kristin Nugent, 617-367-0100 x148
Kristin.nugent@mgr1.com

Scott Bentley, Morgan Ceramics
scott.bentley@morganplc.com
Tel +44 (0)1299 827000

About Morgan Technical Ceramics
Morgan Technical Ceramics manufactures components and sub-assemblies using an extensive range of materials, including structural and piezoelectric ceramics, dielectrics, braze alloys, and specialist coatings. It works with manufacturers' design and R&D teams at local, national and international level on projects from concept and feasibility studies through prototype development to full production. The business employs some 2,500 people and has 23 manufacturing sites worldwide across Europe, the US, Mexico, China and Australia.
Morgan Technical Ceramics is a business within the Morgan Ceramics Division of The Morgan Crucible Company plc, one of the world's leading advanced materials companies. The company specialises in the design, manufacture and marketing of ceramic and carbon products which are used in a wide range of applications, from transport and telecommunications to fire protection and medical instruments. Morgan Crucible is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the engineering sector.
For more information on Morgan Technical Ceramics visit www.morgantechnicalceramics.com or contact one of our sales offices below:
Europe
Morgan Technical Ceramics, Bewdley Road, Stourport, Worcestershire, DY13 8QR.
Tel +44 (0)1299 872210 Fax +44 (0)1299 872218
Email mtcuksales@morganplc.com

North America
Morgan Technical Ceramics, 26 Madison Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004, USA
Tel +1 800 433 0638 Fax: +1 973 227 7135
Email mtcussales@morganplc.com

Asia
Morgan Ceramics
150 Kampong Ampat, #05-06A KA Centre, Singapore 368324
Tel +65 6595 0000 Fax +65 6595 0005
Email asia.mc@morganplc.com

South America
Morgan Technical Ceramics
83 Rua Darcy Ribeiro, Santa Cruz, CEP 23567-190,Brasil
Tel +55 (21) 3305 7400 Fax +55 21 2418 1205
Email: brazilsales.mtc@morganplc.com

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