PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., December 16, 2010 - Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL), a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, has been selected by BAE Systems PLC to supply, in partnership with AMETEK, Inc., its chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) protection systems for the Terrier* military vehicle. Designed to be in service for decades, the Terrier incorporates the latest technology available. The Pall CBRN system protects vehicle occupants from all known chemical warfare agents.
Integrated within AMETEK’s environmental control system, the Pall CBRN protection system removes CBRN material from contaminated air. It is a self-regenerating “fit and forget” system offering full broadband protection against all known threats. By comparison, traditional carbon technology units are ineffective against some modern chemical agents known as ‘carbon breakers’ and are vulnerable to certain toxic industrial chemicals (TICs.)
The heart of Pall’s CBRN system is a regenerable pressure swing adsorption (PSA) unit that is immobilized to withstand the constant shocks and vibrations endured by military vehicles, thereby increasing the longevity of the system. The PSA technology has been successfully tested with live agents, TICs and TIMs (toxic industrial materials) at independent laboratories in the UK and USA.
"Being selected for this important project recognizes the work that Pall has done to develop the PSA technology to meet the specific CBRN requirements of a military vehicle platform," said Jim Western, president, Pall Aeropower.
*Terrier is a trademark of the UK Secretary of State for Defence.
Pall Aeropower provides fluid filtration and separation solutions for a broad range of military and commercial aircraft and ships, as well as for the mining, pulp and paper, primary metals and manufacturing industries, mobile equipment fabricators and end users worldwide.
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The Company’s engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.4 billion for fiscal 2010, is an S&P 500 company with more than 10,000 employees serving customers worldwide. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more sustainable future, visit www.pall.com/green.
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