PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., July 12, 2010 - Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL), a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, has been authorized by Eurocopter, the world’s number one helicopter manufacturer, to sell the Centrisep engine advanced protection system (EAPS) directly to EC135/635 helicopter operators. Until now the environmentally sustainable system has only been available to the operators via Eurocopter Germany. Pall Aerospace will display the EC135 Centrisep EAPS at the Farnborough Air Show, July 19-25 (hall 1, stand C129) in the UK.
The EC135 is the helicopter of choice for police and helicopter emergency medical services (HEMSs) worldwide. The virtually maintenance free, “fit and forget” Centrisep EAPS helps enable 24/7 availability and rapid launch of the helicopters. The systems can be fitted on new build helicopters or retrofitted on existing helicopters as per the instructions in Eurocopter service bulletin EC135-71-028. To order, contact Centrisep@pall.com.
“With the Pall Centrisep system, I simply remove a few small covers and I am quickly ready to fly,” commented an EC135 operator in Germany. “Without engine intake protection, it took much longer to prepare the helicopter for flight, especially on unprepared landing zones.”
“Pall’s Centrisep EAPS is the filtration standard for peak helicopter engine performance. The EC135 version has been specially designed to match the aerodynamic profile of the helicopter. The system is an excellent example of Pall’s ability to partner with OEMs to customize filtration solutions for their individual equipment needs,” said Jim Western, president, Pall Aerospace.
Pall’s Centrisep EAPS protects helicopter engines from airborne contamination by utilizing centrifugal force to continuously remove particles, such as sand, dust and salt spray, before they can enter the engine air intake. The technology extends the life of a helicopter engine against erosion, while enhancing engine safety, reliability, availability and performance. Unlike other systems, there is no need for regular maintenance and cleaning, and since the unit does not become blocked, there is no need for complicated by-pass doors.
Pall Aerospace provides fluid filtration and separation solutions for military aircraft, ground vehicles, and shipboard platforms as well as a broad range of commercial aircraft. Its filter products are used on all major aerospace platforms worldwide to ensure consistent, reliable equipment performance. Applications include engine lubricants, fuel, hydraulic and transmission fluid, mobile military and emergency relief water, cabin air, avionics electronic equipment cooling, and engine inlet air. For more information, visit www.pall.com/Aerospace.
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing Total Fluid ManagementSM solutions to meet the critical needs of customers in biopharmaceutical; hospital, transfusion and veterinary medicine; energy and alternative energy; electronics; municipal and industrial water; aerospace; transportation and broad industrial markets. Together with our customers, we foster health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company’s engineered solutions enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.3 billion for fiscal 2009, is an S&P 500 company with more than 10,000 employees serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a top "green company" by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more sustainable future, visit www.pall.com/green.