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Expanded Line of Wind Turbine Filter Elements for GE 1.5 MW Series Announced

(July 2, 2012) Swift Filters, Inc. has announced an expanded offering of filter elements for the wind power industry. SwiftGreen™ filter elements are specifically engineered for wind turbine gearbox lubrication lines. They feature a unique reusable machined aluminum bypass valve assembly which reduces expenses and cuts disposal volume. This bypass valve assembly can be used indefinitely. When it is time to replace a used element, the bypass is removed and inserted into a fresh SwiftGreen element.

SwiftGreen filter elements are ideal replacements for OEM filters on General Electric (GE®) 1.5 MW Series wind turbines. “As End of Warranty deadlines approach, many wind turbine owners have switched to SwiftGreen filter elements or other replacement elements,” said James Lapsley, Wind Turbine Product Manager, Swift Filters. “For example, we can provide direct replacements for filters on GE, Siemens, or Mitsubishi units, that will benefit their owners with less hazardous waste disposal costs and lower replacement costs. We help reduce the turbine owner's environmental 'footprint' as well as save them money, typically 35 - 40% over traditional (non-recyclable) return line filter elements.”

SwiftGreen elements can be used as direct replacements for most major OEM filter elements. All elements employ the latest generation of SwiftGlass™ Bx(C) ≥ 1000 (per ISO 16889) microfiber glass filter media. This media provides high levels of fluid cleanliness while maintaining low pressure drop characteristics. SwiftGreen filter elements are used on the return side of hydraulic/lubrication circuits, including those found in wind turbine, power generation, machine tool and many industrial applications. They are interchangeable with filter elements from many original equipment manufacturers including Hydac®, Stauff®, Pall®, Parker®, Donaldson®, Purolator®, and Filtrec®.

Swift Filters, Inc. designs and manufactures high quality replacement filter elements and custom filter elements for a wide variety of industries. For over 30 years it has been certified as an approved source for the U.S. Department of Defense and private aerospace manufacturers. Swift holds ISO 9001:2008 Design Certification. In 2011, the company was named the winner of its seventh straight Weatherhead 100 Award as one of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio. The company is located at 24040 Forbes Road, Oakwood Village, OH 44146.