GE develops AltairSystem3 to protect offshore wind turbines

Kansas City, Mo., February 5, 2010 — GE developed a system for better protection of offshore wind power turbines. The new inlet filtration system is called the AltairSystem3.

This new system offers better protection from salt and other fine particulate and can help reduce the number of costly, unplanned outages on wind 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.

 

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