F.W. Murphy and MIRATECH form Compliance Controls

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 6, 2003 — F. W. Murphy and MIRATECH Corporation, industry specialists in engine management and emission control solutions, have joined forces to form Compliance Controls, LLC.

The new organization will be “dedicated to sales, support and continuing development of its state-of-the-art, user-friendly Windows-based air-to-fuel ratio control systems,” said Compliance Controls President Kevin O’Sullivan.

“F.W. Murphy and MIRATECH saw a need in the industrial engine marketplace for more advanced, cost-effective, flexible, easy-to-install and easy-to-use engine control systems. Development of our Rich-Burn (MEC-R) and Lean-Burn (MEC-L) Air-Fuel Control Systems was a team effort to meet that need. Backed by our parent companies’ distribution networks, Compliance Controls will focus exclusively on delivering and supporting MEC solutions tailored to our customers’ specific requirements,” O’Sullivan said.

The Compliance Controls MEC-R is a rich-burn engine control system designed for use on carbureted, spark-ignited natural gas and LPG engines equipped with three-way catalysts to reduce regulated pollutants such as oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.

The controller minimizes fuel consumption while maximizing catalyst performance for precise, continuous compliance. It also cuts engine maintenance, and includes a fail-safe diagnostic and troubleshooting system for operators and management.

The Compliance Controls MEC-L is a lean-burn engine control system designed for use on carbureted, spark-ignited natural gas and LPG engines. It can control fuel with a variety of valves in full-authority arrangements. It also reduces lean-burn engine maintenance costs, enhances performance and improves fuel economy.

“Another big MEC -R and MEC-L benefit is their support of high-speed RS 485 / Modbus(r) and CAN-link communications with networks and other advanced engine management systems, including the F.W. Murphy Millennium, for complete engine operation control and user interface diagnostics, ” added Terry Baldwin, Vice President of Sales for F.W. Murphy.

“The Compliance Controls MEC-R and MEC-L are the result of experience gained over the past decade and offer customers a dramatic upgrade in capabilities and user-friendliness,” said Bill Clary, MIRATECH Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The Compliance Controls systems deliver superior functionality and operational benefits at a competitive price. Plus, the Compliance Controls MEC R and MEC-L software uses a Microsoft Windows(r)-based platform to provide a user-friendly interface and facilitate integration with the widest range of customer computer hardware and information systems.”

Jack Maley, F.W. Murphy Vice President of Operation, pointed out that the MEC-R and MEC-L Air-Fuel Ratio Control Systems are closer in design to automotive-type air-fuel controllers than earlier engine control systems. “Research has shown that the three-way catalytic converter that simultaneously oxidizes excess levels of exhaust carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons and reduces nitric oxides, becomes ineffective when the air-fuel ratio differs by more than one percent from the stoichiometric value,” Maley said. “Using a reliable, high-performance air-fuel controller in conjunction with the three-way catalyst is the most effective method of cleaning rich-burn spark-ignition engine exhaust gases available today. With lean-burn engines, the same basic approach reduces emissions, cuts maintenance costs and improves fuel economy. Plus, the Compliance Controls MEC systems add a wide, flexible range of state-of-the-art engine troubleshooting, networking and communications capabilities – all in one cost-effective package.”

Designed for maximum scalability, with available upgrades for speed control governing, the Compliance Controls products include data plotting capabilities for computers running Windows(r), O’Sullivan said. Improvements embodied in the MIRATECH MEC R and L systems include faster transient response and better handling of load and engine speed variations, for better performance in generators sets and other load-following applications, O’Sullivan added.

“The Compliance Controls MEC gives operators all the benefits of today’s most advanced engine and emission system control technologies – and that includes incredible ease of use, with minimal need for operator training. Our engineers have done all the hard work – so you don’t have to,” Clary said.

The Compliance Controls systems offer customers a choice from multiple levels of functionality for differing applications. Applications include stationary, spark-ignited natural gas and LPG engines used in natural gas compression, water treatment plants and liquid pumping systems, electrical generation and co-generation plants, marine power systems, and more.

The software, which Compliance Controls can deliver on disk and will soon be available for download from the company’s website, can be installed on any Windows-equipped computer or networked computer system.

Compliance Controls maintains headquarters and technical support staff in Tulsa, Okla. The company is represented by F. W. Murphy and MIRATECH Corporation sales personnel and distributors. For more information about Compliance Controls and its MEC engine control system, visit www.compliancecontrols.com

F.W. Murphy, established in 1939, is an ISO 9001 registered manufacturer of equipment management and control solutions. The F. W. Murphy product line has evolved from its original, world-famous SWICHGAGE(r) to include a broad range of engine and engine driven equipment controls and monitoring systems. Typical applications include gas compressors, off-highway and construction equipment, standby generator controls, irrigation and water pumping. F. W. Murphy is also a certified supplier to major OEM’s including Caterpillar, John Deere, and Cummins.

A privately held company, MIRATECH Corporation and its subsidiary MIRATECH SCR Corporation are leaders in the development and engineering of emission control and engine performance technology for industrial engines. Both companies are based in Tulsa, OK, with sales offices located across North America.

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