US Army selects Pall inlet barrier filters for Black Hawk

US Army selects Pall inlet barrier filters for Black Hawk

15-Jul-2014 Source: Pall

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced that the U.S. Army has awarded a five-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to Pall Aerospace for 950 U.S. Army BLACK HAWK PUREair barrier filter elements.

The PUREair barrier filters have been specifically designed using advanced synthetic dry media technology that virtually eliminates the maintenance associated with conventional oil-wetted EIBFs. The Pall Aerospace PUREair barrier filter is cleaned with water only, and is ready for re-use in minutes.

“The Army recognized the need for an improved EIBF with greater availability and reduced maintenance burden in 2006,” said Thomas Lambert, Director of Sales, Military and Rotary Wing at Pall Aerospace. “Pall Aerospace specifically developed this innovative technology to meet all of the U.S. Army’s and Sikorsky’s performance and protection requirements.  When installed on the BLACK HAWK, the PUREair barrier filters result in a weight savings of 14 lbs. over the conventional system, and the feedback we have received from extensive field testing has been extremely favorable.  The ability to clean the filter quickly without detergents or oiling improves fleet readiness and greatly reduces maintenance burden for the soldier.”

“This award and the universal feedback we have received from helicopter operators sends a clear signal that the improved PUREair dry media technology we are introducing is the preferred solution for inlet barrier filters,” said Todd Barrett, Vice President of Marketing for Pall Aerospace. “Pall Aerospace is focused on developing our PUREair product portfolio to meet customers’ needs for reliable high-performance engine protection systems without the maintenance required with oil-wetted filters.”

The Pall Aerospace PUREair barrier filter element was qualified for the BLACK HAWK in 2009 and underwent extensive testing to prove its durability, reliability, and performance, and is globally certified for use on BLACK HAWK helicopters utilizing the EIBF system.

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