Will Plasma Chemical Technologies Spur a Nuclear Energy Boom?

In February 2014, the Federal government announced that a $6.5 billion loan would be given toward the construction of a nuclear power plant in Waynesboro, Georgia, marking the first time since 1996 that new nuclear reactors would be built.

This news was received with mixed reviews, as nuclear power is a controversial issue since Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown following the country’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Since then, nuclear power has raised more concerns than before.


Mission Critical High Power Equipment

Sometimes when designing or specifying equipment for use in a particular field, the price is the most important factor. Perhaps the application is not very intensive, or use is only occasional, or not a very stringent application. Other times, performance is paramount, in situations of high intensity, where dependability is key, and environments are harsh or demand a high degree of resiliency. It is this latter situation that we’re interested in at PCTI, as we provide several types of high power equipment to the U.S. Military.


Battery Charging – A Rapidly Changing Technology

Battery charging technology is crucial for energy storage purposes, particularly for renewable technologies being used in mobile and critical backup systems. One of the biggest areas of growth and research in modern charger technology is with the new battery chemistries and the optimized ways to charge them.

A Survey of the Steel Industry

Steel is a major part of most people’s everyday lives in the United States. Perhaps the name most often associated with steel is Andrew Carnegie for those who live in the “Steel City” of Pittsburgh. And if you are anywhere near Pittsburgh, Steeler football is not far away.

Third Rail Inverter for NYC Subway

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has a tremendous amount of construction to conduct. The MTA is expanding its subway system in an effort to ease train congestion for commuters and to reach areas of the big city that were left off the subway grid. Where there’s train construction there are workers using complex tools, and these tools need a power source like our portable third rail inverter.

Military Technology: From the Civil War to Today

The summer came to an end with the Union declaring victory over the Confederacy. Over the past 148 years, military technology has evolved in a way that Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee likely couldn’t have imagined. It’s certain that even the most visionary veterans of the Civil War couldn’t have imagined the sophistication of fighter aircraft and helicopters that exist today. Power Conversion Technologies’ first orders were aircraft ground support DC power supplies.