GE Introduces Portable Vibration Analyzers

March 14, 2012

The Bently Nevada SCOUT series performs a wide range of condition monitoring functions for the oil, gas, and power-generation industries, from route-based data collection to machinery analysis and balancing.

MINDEN, NV - GE's Bently Nevada product line, a GE Measurement & Control business, unveiled SCOUT, an intelligent suite of portable vibration monitoring and analysis instruments. The SCOUT series demonstrates the business' commitment to providing the oil, gas, and power-generation industries with fully integrated, single-provider solutions that support all plant condition monitoring needs. The SCOUT series represents the first products resulting from GE's acquisition of Commtest Instruments in 2011. Commtest is recognized for its leadership and innovation in portable vibration analysis and monitoring instruments.

"At GE's Bently Nevada, we're passionate about developing simple, intelligent systems that provide our customers with the information they need to optimize machinery operations and ensure the highest level of productivity and safety," said Don Marshall, Product Manager, GE's Bently Nevada. "The SCOUT series aligns perfectly with our vision to expand our plantwide monitoring capabilities, enabling us to offer a truly integrated, end-to-end condition monitoring solution to our customers."

Engineered from the ground up to offer leading-edge reliability, accuracy, and usability, the SCOUT series offers the power and convenience of dual- or four-channel measurement and dual-plane balancing to support all plant condition monitoring needs, from route-based data collection to machinery analysis and balancing. SCOUT's combination of accuracy, intuitive operation, and unrivaled storage capacity ensures that each analyzer delivers a premium return on investment. Additionally, the SCOUT series features field-proven Ascent software that can be programmed with thousands of separate machine definitions, covering a number of route choices.

From refineries and petrochemical plants to hydroelectric facilities and wind farms, GE's Bently Nevada provides trusted and proven vibration monitoring equipment and a comprehensive services portfolio to help improve the efficiency, reliability and performance of production assets like turbines, compressors, motors and generators. For more information, please visit the company's Web site.

About Measurement & Control
Measurement & Control is a leading innovator in advanced, sensor-based measurement, nondestructive testing and inspection, and condition monitoring. Providing healthcare for customers' most critical assets, the business delivers accuracy, productivity, and safety to a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, power generation, aerospace, metals and transportation. Measurement & Control has over 40 facilities in 25 countries and is part of GE Oil & Gas.

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