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GE Invests in German Facility's Expansion

February 5, 2010

BILLERICA, MA - GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies announces a $1M investment to expand its Odelzhausen, Germany, facility, which designs and manufactures Rheonik coriolis flow meters used in the oil & gas and power generation sectors. The expansion will create a world-class flow meter calibration center to test and calibrate ultrasonic and coriolis flow meters, helping ensure accurate measurement and performance. The project will be operational in the fourth quarter of 2010.

"The calibration center in Odelzhausen is a symbol of our investment in and commitment to expanding our global infrastructure, providing high-tech products and services for our customers," says Tim Povall, general manager of measurement solutions at GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies.

GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies acquired Rheonik in 2008, expanding its flow meter portfolio to include coriolis technology. The meters measure flow from 0.5 grams per minute to 1,500 tons per hour and offer a competitive advantage for the end user by providing temperature stability and increased safety in corrosive environments. Rheonik’s products serve high-pressure applications and can operate with relatively large amplitudes, a critical requirement for highly viscous liquids or low flow.

GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies provides advanced measurement, sensor-based and inspection solutions that deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to customers in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare. The business is part of GE Energy Services and has more than 40 facilities in 25 countries worldwide.