Demand for Behlman's BL1500 Down-hole Power Supply Soars With Increased Global Demand for Oil and Gas

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Proven power supply for oil and gas exploration powers AC equipment up to five miles down-hole in even the most adverse field conditions.

Behlman Electronics Inc., known for its leadership in providing power products for industrial, commercial and military applications, has received a $1.15 million add-on contract for its ultra-rugged BL1500 power supply for the oil and gas exploration industry. The order was placed by a customer that has relied on more than 1,400 Behlman BL1500 units on down-hole systems since 1995.

"Our long-term relationships with customers in oil and gas exploration proves that the BL1500 is rugged and reliable enough to meet the extreme rigors of the industry," said Behlman Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ron Storm.

The Behlman BL1500 is an AC source that delivers 0-700 or 0-1400 volts of clean, regulated AC at the output, to enable field crews to power down-hole tools, motors and sensors up to five miles from the power source. Its ruggedized design enables the BL1500 to perform reliably in even the most punishing oil and gas exploration environments.

Behlman BL1500 power supplies have a number of unique features, including master/slave capabilities that can parallel up to three units for higher power requirements. Any of the three units can be designated as the master, and units can be synchronized to an external input. The BL1500 features protective circuits for input, constant current, short-circuit and thermal, and provides adjustable voltage and current limit, dual range output, remote control via RS-485 and alarms.

Behlman has supplied customized versions of the BL1500 on a number of contracts, and recently increased its production to meet the growing demand of the industry. "Our customers tell us that they expect demand for down-hole power supplies to be strong at least through 2010," said Storm. "By increasing production and providing quick-turnaround customization when necessary, we have repeatedly demonstrated that Behlman can meet the specific requirements of anyone in the industry."

Behlman Electronics Inc., a subsidiary of Orbit International Corp., manufactures and sells high quality standard, modified standard, custom and COTS power solutions, including AC power supplies, frequency converters, inverters, DC-DC, AC-DC, DC-AC and uninterruptible power supplies.

Orbit International Corp., (NASDAQ:ORBT), based in Hauppauge, New York, is involved in the manufacture of customized electronic components and subsystems for military and nonmilitary government applications.

For more information contact Behlman Electronics Inc., 80 Cabot Court, Hauppauge, New York 11788 USA; TEL: +1 631 435-0410; FAX: +1 631 951-4341; http://www.behlman.com.

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