Enhanced offering

GE Energy has acquired Lisburn, Northern Ireland-based Kelman, a provider of advanced monitoring and diagnostics technologies for transformers.

GE Energy said in a statement that it expects the acquisition to enhance its smart grid product portfolio by providing utility customers with a more comprehensive product offering.

Kelman’s advanced dissolved gas analysis (DGA) capability is said to deliver a new level of predictive maintenance for the utility industry, allowing utility operators to have greater insight into the health and longevity of their transformer fleets.

Bob Gilligan, vice-president of GE Energy’s transmission and distribution business, said: ‘With its outstanding industry knowledge and proven technology, Kelman is an excellent fit with our overall smart grid initiative. Adding Kelman’s innovative transformer monitoring and diagnostics capabilities will benefit our customers and allow us to serve a broader base of users.’