PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., February 09, 2012 - Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced a major advance in nuclear power plant filtration with the launch of a filter that reduces radioactive particulate exposure for plant personnel and equipment. The new Ultipor® GF Fine filter is the only disposable filter in the world to be rated at 0.05 microns at 99.98 percent efficiency and that can be used for all key nuclear steam supply system applications. These include reactor coolant letdown, seal water injection, fuel pool, and radioactive waste (radwaste). The rating redefines the lowest reasonably achievable exposure level.
The new Ultipor(R) GF Fine filter is the only disposable filter in the world to be rated at 0.05 microns at 99.98 percent efficiency and that can be used for all key nuclear steam supply system applications. (Photo: Business Wire)
In nuclear plants, radioactive particulate can contaminate equipment and increase exposure to plant workers. The new Ultipor® GF Fine elements build on Pall's proven nuclear filtration capabilities and exhibit a high dirt-holding capacity, low pressure drop, and improved particulate removal performance in the fine sub-micron range. As a result, they reduce maintenance costs and enhance the service life of primary components as well as a plant operator’s ability to control worker exposure.
“Pall’s Ultipor GF Fine filters will enable customers to further reduce contamination in their plants by removing nuclear particles as small as 0.05 microns,” said Greg Collins, president, Energy and Water. “These advanced filters will enable the reduction of low level radwaste and associated storage and labor costs while improving plant safety and equipment reliability.”
Nuclear power is expected to play a key role in meeting the continually increasing global demand for power. In its latest report, the International Energy Agency projects an increase in the global nuclear capacity by more than 70 percent over the period to 2035.1 Advanced filtration capabilities are essential to the safe and reliable operation of current and next generation high-efficiency reactors. Pall has been developing advanced filtration solutions that meet the demanding requirements for nuclear applications for more than thirty years.
Pall Power Generation, a division of Pall Energy and Water, is the global leader in providing filtration and separation solutions to the power generation industry. With a broad line of products and services, Pall helps improve fluid quality and increase profitability by optimizing the performance of plant equipment. Pall’s products are applied to the fluids found throughout power plants to ensure cleaner, safer operations, leading to more reliable power generation and higher profitability. Pall can solve any purification challenge – from small flows and simple installations to large flows and complex systems. Visit Pall Power Generation on the web at www.pall.com/power or email us at PowerGen@pall.com.
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) 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 $2.7 billion for fiscal year 2011, is an S&P 500 company with almost 11,000 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.