Solvay electricity network (France)

The Solvay site in Tavaux (France) operates in continuity.

With an overall power capacity of 200 MW, the company needed a reliable and controlled sytem for its energy distribution.

Macq has installed 10 on site servers which monitor and manage the company's electtricity network.

Macq invents a flame detector for industrial furnaces in Belgium

"The “Four Industriel Belge” (FIB) is the world leader in furnaces for metal thread treatment. To guarantee safety, an important issue must be taken into account: if gas is injected into the furnace, it must be burned in full. The injection of gas without the presence of a flame risks causing the furnace to explode! "
FIB hired Macq to develop a new generation of detector.

Detector specifications were set out as follows: :

  • Perfectly safe
  • Easy to use
  • Not penetrate the furnace
  • Robust to withstand very difficult environments
  • Easy to maintain
  • Commercially attractive and visible
  • Not too expensive
Based on these requirements, Macq created the Gorgon, an FIB flame detector, which is now successfully marketed around the world.

Macq creates an embedded system for public transport network

The RATP decided to abandon its analogue radio communication network and install a completely digital TETRA-type network. To draw the most benefit from this opportunity, which requires the renewal of the embedded equipment, it also planned to install a new embedded system which, in addition to vocal communication, allows for the transmission of a large amount of data to the network management centre. The implementation of this new system was entrusted to the Belgian company AEG TranzCom, specialised in TETRA transmissions, which sub-contracted the computer software and digital electronics part to Macq. In the long-term, all Parisian vehicles will be equipped with this system, which represents up to:
  • 900 metros
  • 360 suburban trains
  • 200 tramways
  • 4000 buses

The equipment, which is embedded under often critical conditions, must comply with road and rail-related requirements. Macq provided its industrial experience so as to guarantee the compliance of this system with very strict user standards.
Mass production also meets very strict criteria with the expectation of almost zero equipment returns.