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GE Acquires Commtest

Posted on August 19, 2011

GE has acquired Commtest, a provider and designer of machinery health information systems. GE Energy’s Bently Nevada product line will incorporate Commtest products into its portfolio.

Bently Nevada provides machinery protection and condition monitoring for refineries, petrochemical plants, power plants and wind farms. With more than 50 years of experience, Bently Nevada has built a reputation for improving the reliability and performance of critical production assets like turbines, compressors, motors and generators, GE said.

“The acquisition of Commtest allows us to significantly upgrade our portable vibration data collection and analysis capabilities,” said Art Eunson, general manager for GE’s Bently Nevada product line. “Bently has an extensive portfolio of continuous monitoring solutions, sensors and transducers, software and supporting diagnostic instillation services, but the Commtest acquisition will help us bring our customers a more integrated offering that takes into account the health of the entire plant.”

Commtest is based in Christchurch, New Zealand, and primarily focuses on producing vibration analysis and monitoring equipment.

For more information: www.ge.com

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