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GE Announces Diesel Particulate Filter Soot Sensor

February 24, 2009

The ACCUSOLVE DPF soot sensor is the first in a line of sensors to help reduce emissions and improve fuel economy for diesel engines.


BILLERICA, MA --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies (NYSE: GE) announces the ACCUSOLVE advanced diesel particulate filter (DPF) soot sensor, the first in a new family of sensors that enables reduced emissions and improved efficiency of internal combustion engines and after treatment systems. ACCUSOLVE provides real-time soot loading data and is designed to meet the harsh environment and life requirements of on-road, off-road and industrial heavy-duty diesel applications. Leveraging proprietary technology from GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies, this high accuracy soot sensor improves diesel fuel economy and meets the stringent performance requirements of heavy duty and automotive diesel engines.

"As we talked to major vehicle OEMs and diesel engine manufacturers, it became clear that the industry needed an improved sensing solution to better control DPF regeneration," said Tim Dummer, Global Director of Transportation at GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies. "To meet this need GE and a major equipment manufacturer collaborated to develop, validate and benchmark this innovative technology."

Meeting the strict particulate matter regulations cost effectively, such as the United States Tier 4 emissions regulation, requires the ability to measure DPF loading with high accuracy. The innovative DPF Soot Sensor utilizes radio frequency technology from GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies to achieve much more accurate measurement of DPF soot loadings compared to conventional differential pressure sensors in the market. The ACCUSOLVE DPF Soot Sensor is a breakthrough product enabling optimization and extension of the DPF regeneration cycle and results in improved fuel economy, reduced thermal history, and improved filter life. Along with fuel economy and increased asset productivity, benefits also include extended DPF service intervals & reduced warranty costs.

About GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies
GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is Healthcare for Infrastructure. The business is part of GE Enterprise Solutions, an $11.6 billion entity helping customers compete and win in a changing global environment by combining the power of GE's unique expertise and intelligent technology to drive customers' productivity and profitability. GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is a leading innovator in advanced measurement, sensor-based and inspection solutions that deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to its customers. The company designs and manufactures sensing instruments that measure temperature, pressure, moisture, gas and flow rate for demanding customer applications. It also designs, manufactures and services inspection equipment, including radiographic, ultrasonic, remote visual and eddy current, that monitors and tests materials without disassembly, deforming or damaging them. GE Sensing & Inspection's products are used in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare. The company has 4,600 employees at more than 40 facilities in 25 countries worldwide.

About GE Enterprise Solutions
GE Enterprise Solutions elevates customers' productivity and profitability with integrated solutions using sensors and non-destructive testing; security and life safety technologies; power system protection and control; and plant automation and embedded computing systems. Enterprise Solutions' high-tech, high-growth businesses include Sensing & Inspection Technologies, Security, Digital Energy, and GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. The business has 17,000 problem-solving employees in more than 60 countries around the world.


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