GE Releases AltairSystem3™ for Better Protection of Offshore Turbines

GE Releases AltairSystem3™ for Better Protection of Offshore Turbines

New High-Performance System Offers Better Filtration for Fine Particulate 

KANSAS CITY, MO.—Feb. 4, 2010Better protection for turbines operating in some of the world’s most demanding conditions is now available, thanks to AltairSystem3™, the new inlet filtration system from GE (NYSE: GE). This new system offers better protection from salt and other fine particulate and can help reduce the number of costly, unplanned outages on turbines. In addition, AltairSystem3 can help lengthen the amount of time between planned maintenance intervals.

AltairSystem3 builds upon the worldwide success of GE’s trusted SRS Technology™ system to remove both wet and dry salt particulate in all weather conditions and at all levels of humidity. The new system adds outstanding sub-micron particulate and enhanced droplet removal efficiency without any impact on pressure loss. Customers get a higher through-life efficiency of the final filter and a longer inservice filter life with vastly improved dust-holding capacity. Best of all, existing AltairSystem2™ users can upgrade to AltairSystem3 with minimal installation time and usually without the need for “hot work.” This means the benefits of AltairSystem3 can be achieved quickly and cost effectively.

AltairSystem3 is available as both a retrofit and as a new system. As with all the GE Energy offshore systems, it can be up to half the size of competitors’ offshore filtration systems, which is particularly useful in such confined work spaces.

“AltairSystem3 is ideal for offshore environments in drier climates such as areas close to deserts or industrial sites. It can keep turbines running, for instance, even after they’re hit with waves big enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool,” says John Whitworth, GE’s senior product manager–filtration technologies for GE Energy Services. “GE has more than 40 years experience in marine and offshore filtration–making both gas turbines and the filtration systems that protect them. We’re excited to launch the new AltairSystem3 and use our industry expertise to help give our customers better protection and smarter, more efficient solutions.”

About GE

GE is a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company that’s built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide. GE serves the energy sector by developing and deploying technology that helps make efficient use of natural resources. With 60,000 global employees and 2009 revenues of $37 billion, GE Energy www.ge.com/energy is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies. The businesses that comprise GE Energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas – work together to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.

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For more information, please contact:

Michelle Navedo
GE Energy Services
+ 1 816-313-4663
michelle.navedo@ge.com

Gina DeRossi or Howard Masto
Masto Public Relations
+1 518 786 6488
gina.derossi@mastopr.com
howard.masto@ge.com

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