Pall Corporation, a global filtration and purification company based in Port Washington, has been authorized by Eurocopter, a worldwide helicopter manufacturer, to sell their engine protection system directly to EC135 helicopter operators. Until now, the system has only been available to operators through Eurocopter Germany.
Pall Corporation said Centrisep Engine Advanced Protection System sales are expected to increase greatly as a result of the authorization. The self-cleaning system does not require removal for maintenance or cleaning. The filter sits in front of the engine air inlet and protects the helicopter’s engine from contaminated air by using centrifugal force to continuously remove particles, such as sand, dust and salt spray, before they can enter the engine air intake.
“It extends the life of the engine,” said the Pall official.
Many police and emergency medical services use EC135 helicopters; their missions often demand frequent landings on unprepared grounds. Such conditions can cause blockage and early erosion damage in engines. In addition, emergency helicopters need to be prepared for rapid dispatch; a blocked filter should not hinder their departure, said a Pall official.
Pall Corporation will display the EC135 Centrisep system at the Farnborough Air Show, July 19-25 in land.
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