Wind turbines operate under some of the toughest conditions. Air inlet filters need to be highly efficient and robust to ensure a long service life and to minimise energy consumption.
Air inlet filters are essential in keeping a wind turbine’s nacelle, generator, tower, and electrical equipment clean, especially in harsh and corrosive environments that contain salt, water and moisture.
When installed offshore, equipment must deal with salt and water ingress as well as chloride from sea water. Soluble particulate risk of carry-over increases corrosion risk, especially when salt is present. Offshore sites can also face logistical challenges. Filtration should be adapted to handle heavy water loads and offer maximum service life. Multi-stage, built-in drainage and high-efficiency hydrophobic filtration is recommended.
Inland turbines also face the challenges of dust, pollen and other contaminants that can cause equipment failure and output loss. Camfil’s solutions are designed to keep a sufficient flow of clean, cooled air with low pressure for long life and lowest energy costs.
With test rigs that mimic extreme conditions, from salt and water spray to high airflows and high burst pressure, our R&D group focuses on ensuring reliability. We challenge our products in real site conditions using our mobile testing trailers, the CamLabs, and are always ready to show you actual performance data. Our patented solutions like the CamGT 3V-600 have pushed the industry limits when it comes to water handling capability, salt removal efficiency and lower operating pressure drop. When reliability is critical, your air filters should be just as dependable.
We strive to understand air and local conditions better than anyone else. A little obsessive? Maybe. But, when up to 98% of what goes into your equipment is air, we believe it’s a good thing. By providing the facts you need to empower your decisions, you can optimise output and efficiency. As the most predictable air solutions provider, Camfil keeps your equipment working better and longer, while removing the element of surprise. We help you stay in control. If you are designing a new system or simply looking to improve your current performance, ask us about our life cycle cost software, our air sampling solutions, or ask for a CamLab test.
Offshore and coastal wind power installations face corrosion risk from salt, water ingress and sea water chloride. They are also subject to logistical challenges. Built-in drainage, plus long-life and high-efficiency hydrophobic filtration, is recommended.
Inland turbines must battle dust, pollen and other contaminants that cause equipment failure and output loss. Filtration should offer a sufficient flow of clean air with low pressure for the longest life and lowest energy costs.