Behlman BL1500 Down-Hole Power Supply Meets the Increasing Need for Down-Hole Power as Oil and Gas Exploration Accelerates

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Power for remote monitoring and control of drill heads requires the highest possible performance and reliability.

Front of Behlman BL1500 "Down-Hole" Power Supply

Behlman BL1500 Power Supplies have been deployed by the oil industry for 17 years, where they have proven to be rugged and highly-reliable as they power AC equipment up to five miles from the power source.

That we have received a follow-on order for 200 more of our BL1500 units is testimony to its outstanding reliability and performance.

Behlman Electronics Inc. known in the oil industry for its ultra-reliable power supplies that enable companies to power AC equipment up to five miles “down-hole” in even the most adverse field conditions, has announced that additional orders have been received for 200 of their Model BL1500 power supply. This brings the oil industry global total to over 1800 units.

The BL1500 is one of many Behlman power supplies that provide the highest levels of support for oil exploration, drilling, evaluation completion and intervention.

According to Behlman President, Ron Storm, “Considering that the Behlman BL1500 provides the down-hole power requirements for exploration systems that can have huge operating costs, any failure of such a power source would result in extraordinarily expensive NPT. That we have received a follow-on order for 200 more of our BL1500 units is testimony to its outstanding reliability and performance.”

Although the Behlman BL1500 has been helping oil-industry companies succeed for seventeen years, it has been continuously improved to keep up with the leading edge of exploration technology. As a result, no matter how old or new the exploration system, BL1500 is the perfect choice for delivering ultra-reliable down-hole power.

The Behlman BL1500 unit is powered from 115 VAC, 47-63 Hz and provides two ranges of high-voltage AC at 60 Hz. Units can be stacked for increased power. Protective circuits include input, short circuit, constant current and thermal protection. BL1500 power supplies have an RS 485 interface, allowing the unit to be controlled and monitored remotely from a central station. It operates from 32 to 131 degrees F (0 to 55 degrees C), and has a high-strength 19-inch rack mount chassis 3.5” high x 21.5” deep (48.25 cm wide x 7.87 cm high x 54.61 deep).

About Behlman

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, and DC-AC power supplies, and UPS (uninterruptible power supply) units. Behlman provides power consultations, at no charge, for government contractors and industrial and commercial organizations worldwide.

Orbit International Corp., (, based in Hauppauge, New York, is involved in the manufacture of customized electronic components and subsystems for military and nonmilitary government applications. Other subsidiaries include Orbit Instrument, Tulip Development Laboratory, and Integrated Combat Systems.

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; sales(at)behlman(dot)com;

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