BHP Locomotive Charger
- DateOct 2018
- Industry SectorsMining
- LocationPilbara Region, WA
BHP currently operate a motive power fleet in the Pilbara with 182 locomotives based on the EMD / Progress Rail SD70ACe design with both standard and /LC 'low clearance' and later /Lci 'low clearance international' models.
BHP had recently installed a new servicing workshop for its locomotives which required battery chargers to charge and discharge the batteries used by the vehicles. Magellan Power were engaged to design and manufacture portable industrial battery chargers for ease of use in this application.
Mining locomotives have large batteries that are rarely needed for heavy discharge situations during service.
The locomotives are air start and as such they do not load them at starting.
The idea is to discharge and charge the batteries within a 10-12 hrs per service cycle.
MCRII Series Battery Charger
The MCRII combines the most rugged and reliable AC to DC rectification, which is transformer and thyristor bridge based technology – with the most advanced microprocessor controlled system, to ensure a 25 year design life. 100% Made in Australia, the MCRII series is highly reliable and designed for use in mining, substations, power stations, utility, marine, processing facilities, infrastructure and oil and gas applications. The combination of ultra-rugged industrial design with state of the art advanced communication facilities and intelligent system controls make the MCRII series the most reliable back up power system available.
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