Pall to supply freshwater generators for UK Royal Navy ships

BAE Systems has selected Pall Corporation to supply freshwater generator systems for the UK Royal Navy's Type 45 Destroyer...

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Pall Corporation will supply IMS freshwater generators for the UK Royal Navy's T45 Destroyer, shown in this photo. (Photo: UK MOD/Crown (c) 2012)
PORT WASHINGTON, NY, Aug. 30, 2012 -- BAE Systems has selected Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) to supply freshwater generator systems for the UK Royal Navy's Type 45 Destroyer. The Type 45 ships are designed and built by BAE Systems and are the most advanced warships ever produced in the UK. The Pall Integrated Membrane System (IMS)/ freshwater generator is designed to transform any type of sea water into drinkable water. Sea trials have demonstrated that it works efficiently with the high contamination levels found in some coastal waters. The fully automatic, cleanable IMS helps reduce maintenance tasks and has a lower cost of ownership compared to conventional water treatment systems.

Tom Quaye, head of BAE's Type 45 Class Output Management Team said, "The Type 45 is the largest and most powerful Air Defence Destroyer ever built for the Royal Navy. It is a versatile platform capable of contributing to worldwide maritime and joint operations in multi threat environments. It is essential that these ships can produce fresh water wherever they are operating; we were very pleased with the performance of Pall's IMS for delivering fresh water supplies during the ship's deployment."

"In addition to implementation with UK's Royal Navy ships, the IMS has operated successfully at many other military, commercial, and disaster relief sites around the world," commented Vince Northfield, president of Pall Aerospace.

The IMS freshwater generator integrates hollow fiber microfiltration (MF) and reverse osmosis (RO) modules. It removes suspended solids, e.g., bacteria and viruses, dissolved components (such as salts), and other contaminants from sea water. The system significantly reduces the requirement to store spare filter cartridges and can be used to boost water production on a permanent or temporary basis.

Pall is a leading global supplier of permanent and mobile water filtration solutions for municipal and industrial water, emergency relief applications, as well as the military. To learn more, please visit the Pall booth at the Shipbuilding Machinery & Marine Technology International (SMM) trade fair from September 4-7 in Hamburg, Germany, or visit: http://www.pall.com/marine.

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 inlet air and lubricants; fuel, hydraulic and transmission fluid; mobile military and emergency relief water; cabin air; and avionics electronic equipment cooling. For more information, visit www.pall.com/Aerospace.

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 is an S&P 500 company 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, follow us on Twitter @PallCorporation or visit www.pall.com/green.

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