GE Energy has acquired Kelman Limited of Lisburn, Northern Ireland, a provider of advanced monitoring and diagnostics technologies for transformers, enhancing GE’s smart grid product portfolio.

GE’s smart grid offerings are designed to help utilities increase productivity and reliability, while also providing consumers with information to better manage their electricity use and expenses. Integrating real-time data and information management systems, grid intelligence solutions help utilities optimize their operations and extend the life of their equipment.

Adding Kelman’s expertise, experience and multi-gas measurement technology will expand GE’s smart grid portfolio by providing utility customers with a more comprehensive product offering. Kelman’s advanced dissolved gas analysis (DGA) capability delivers predictive maintenance, allowing utility operators to have greater line of sight into the health and longevity of their transformer fleets.

Kelman’s advanced DGA technology provides critical condition monitoring for high power electrical transformers. This technology enables Kelman to deliver state of the art multi-gas portable and on-line DGA equipment. These products are now being used successfully by some of the world´s largest utilities to protect their critical assets.