GE Introduces New, First-of-Its-Kind Blister-Free Sanitary Membrane Elements

Nov 02, 2016
  • New GE Technology Reduces Risk of Contamination in Membrane Elements
  • GE’s Blister-Free Sanitary Membrane Elements Decrease Production Losses 

TREVOSE, PA.-November 2, 2016-GE (NYSE: GE) today announced a new, first-of-its-kind, blister-free sanitary reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane elements for food and dairy applications.

“Our new product is the only membrane technology available today that provides a blister-free solution for dairy and sanitary production,” said Frederick Liberatore, global commercial director-water and process technologies for GE Power. “It is crucial for the safety and security of dairy/food production to ensure that the membrane elements do not blister. GE’s blister-free dairy/sanitary membranes are cost-effective and minimize production loss.”

For the last 18 months, GE has been developing and qualifying various combinations of polymers, backings and adhesives to arrive at a combination that is more robust, eliminating an industry problem that has been around for more than 20 years. GE has created a blister-free sanitary element construction that currently is being incorporated into GE’s complete dairy element product line. This innovation will benefit dairy operations in many ways including:

•         Better operation running at high dairy solids.

•         Value-added hygiene outcomes reducing the risk of SPC or APC bacteria contamination.

•         Improved longevity of element life by reducing glue lines failures and mandatory change-outs due to regulatory inspection.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.

About GE Power

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise to help customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant, upgrade and service solutions as well as our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

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Beth Coffman
Soteryx Corporation
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