Gas Turbines

Gas Turbines

Gas turbines are highly efficient, sensitive machines that can be used to generate electricity or as a mechanical drive to power different processes. They are used all over the world in environmental and operational conditions that can vary drastically. That's why the filter solution should be adapted to offer adequate protection.

Power Generation

In the power generation industry, site-specific air filtration will ensure maximum efficiency for base load plants, and worry-free ownership for peaker plants. As renewable energy increases, the market competitiveness for generators and gas turbines needs to be more efficient to maintain profitability. Camfil smart air filtration solutions are designed to provide the highest profitability.

With narrow spark spread and increased competitiveness, base-load plants can improve margins by protecting their gas turbine with adapted EPA filtration. As every gain in efficiency means longer run time and higher profitability, our filtration solutions are designed to maintain the engine in pristine condition and increase fuel efficiency. As base load plants are critical to the grid, our reliable and long-life EPA filtration solutions enable you to increase availability and reliability.

Peakers have to go online quickly, often without notice. Our high-performance, robust filter solutions ensure that you can ramp up anytime. When availability on-demand is vital, reliable solutions allow you to operate at the highest fuel efficiency with the lowest emissions, enabling long-term prosperity.

Oil & Gas

In O&G applications, whether on offshore production platforms, fracking sites or refineries, turbines often face the challenge of a variety of aggressive contaminants like salt, heavy hydrocarbons or aggressive gases. In critical processes, these challenges need to be taken seriously. Backed by more than 50 years of experience, our solutions are flexible and optimised for each application, from compact EPA solutions offshore, to mobile units on fracking sites, to molecular solutions when subjected to corrosive gas. If you have specific requirements, there's a good chance we have the industry experience to help you.

R&D & Innovation

With test rigs that mimic extreme conditions, from salt & water spray to high air flows and high burst pressure, our R&D group is focused 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 for a CamLab test.

Latest articles

Whitepaper: ISO 29461-1 First GT Air Filter Efficiency Standard

Created March 21, 2022

For the first time, there is a GT-specific filter efficiency standard. Discover how ISO29461-1 can help you select the right filters for any turbomachinery application.

Standard and regulations Energy and Power Systems

Infographic: An Operators Guide to Selecting Turbomachinery Air Intake Filters

Created January 18, 2022

Air quality is critical for the performance and life of your gas turbine. This infographic shows the impact of filtration, causes of poor performance, mitigation, as well as the new ISO 29461 filter standard.

Energy and Power Systems

CamClose: New Generation Panel Air Filter for Gas Turbines & Turbomachinery

Created September 23, 2021

The CamClose panel air filter is engineered for gas turbine air intake systems to provide hassle free operations, stable performance and increased protection.

Energy and Power Systems

Power Systems and Sustainability

Created June 4, 2021

Camfil Power Systems (PS) provides filtration and acoustical solutions for turbomachinery including gas turbines, generators,industrial air compressors and diesel engines. Turbomachinery technology has evolved tremendously over the past decades.

Energy and Power Systems Sustainability

CamGT EPA Filters Boost Gas Turbine Performance

Created March 23, 2021

Hi-Flo bag air filters and CamGT EPA air filter upgrade reduces compressor efficiency degradation by 80%, slashes 3 offline filter replacements, 7 online pre-filter replacements, and 3 offline water washes per year.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

CamPulse GTC Gas Turbine Air Intake Filters Fighting Fog, Salt, and Hydrocarbons for Watson Cogneration Plant

Created March 10, 2021

The Watson Cogeneration Plant operates 4 GE, Frame 7EA engines and produces 400 MW for local refineries and sells excess electricity to the grid. The Plant Manager requested air intake efficiency, pressure drop, and water tests from Camfil. The test results revealed the true impact of the synthetic cartridge filters on gas turbine performance.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

Camfil Designs a Compact Solutions on Existing Offshore Platform for Foxtrot International that Reduces Gas Turbine Maintenance

Created March 10, 2021

Located offshore Ivory Coast, Africa, the CamGT EPA filter solution saves Foxtrot International 3 shutdowns per year and eliminates salt corrrosion, without compromising on footprint.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

Bartow Power Generation commissions a CamLab On-Site for 3 Months to select the right air intake filters for the challenging environmental conditions

Created March 10, 2021

The test showed that that the CamPulse GTC gas turbine cartrdige filter upgrade would improve pressure drop and increase power output despite the salt laden, high humidity environmental conditions.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

The Value Rating Whitepaper

Created March 10, 2021

Learn how The Value Rating, the easiest way to select air filters for gas turbines, works.

Energy and Power Systems

Infographic - The easiest way to select air filters for gas turbines

Created March 10, 2021

Designed to help identify filters that improve gas turbine efficiency, The Value Rating system is the easiest way to select air filter for gas turbines.

Energy and Power Systems

MYTH: GAS TURBINES DON’T BELONG ON COMMERCIAL SHIPS

Created March 10, 2021

Meeting stricter marine emissions standards while continuing to run reciprocating engines will significantly increase operating costs for commercial shipping operators. To support low emissions, liquified natural gas is becoming a key marine fuel due to increasing availability and clean combustion.

Energy and Power Systems

Gas Turbine Hot Corrosion Whitepaper

Created March 10, 2021

Hot corrosion is a source of nonrecoverable degradation on gas turbines. It is a chemical reaction between salts, sulfur and heat, where the damages can reduce an engine’s life by up to 75%. One of the most effective methods is to eliminate the contaminants triggering the chemical reaction. This paper examines the causes of hot corrosion and assesses various methods of mitigation.

Energy and Power Systems

Infographic: TurboBoost Performance - Boost power • Boost uptime • boost profits

Created March 10, 2021

CamGT filters have been engineered to excel in extreme environments. They virtually eliminate fouling, corrosion and maintenance downtime, all at a lower and more stable pressure drop.

Energy and Power Systems

Say Goodbye to Fouling and Pressure Spikes!

Created February 15, 2021

CamGT 3V-600 static final filters and Cam-Flo GT Hybrid pocket air filters eliminate 6 offline washes per year, improve gas turbine compressor efficiency, and boost power output for a Singaporean coastal cogeneration power plant.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

A Pacific Coast Energy Plant Operates Corrosion-Free with Stable Output After Corrosion Tests Show the Benefits of EPA filters

Created April 30, 2020

An energy plant on the pacific coast upgrades their Siemens 501F gas turbine filtration to the CamGT 4V-300 air intake filters after tests show its water and salt handling capabilities.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

EGAT North Power Generation Shifted to CamGT Filters and Saved $1.24M USD in Yearly Power Degradation

Created April 30, 2020

Egat North, the largest energy producer in Thailand, upgraded to Hi-Flo and CamClose air intake pre-filters as well as CamGT final EPA air filters and lowered degradation by 70%, reduced water wash requirements, and saved approximately $1.24M USD per year.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

Cartridge Air Intake Filters Improve Gas Turbine Performance for Union Gas Despite the Very Clean Environment

Created April 30, 2020

A side by side comparison shows the benefits of higher grade GTC F9 gas turbine air intake filters for two RB211 gas turbines, even in very clean rural areas. It means a cleaner engine, higher power output, fewer water washes, and fuel savings.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

Major North African Pipeline Operating Over 2 Years Without Shutdown

Created April 30, 2020

Synthetic CamPulse GTC F9 cartridge air intake filters keeps twenty 30MW engines clean and running despite the humid and dusty desert environmental conditions.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies Air quality

Retrofit of a Thailand Offshore Air Intake Filter System Improves gas turbine efficiency, Reduces Engine Degradation, Optimizes Turbine Maintenance, and Increases Uptime with high efficiency filters

Created April 30, 2020

Frequent pressure and short filter replacement intervals led to high operational costs. Camfil's Cam-Flo air intake pre-filters and CamGT EPA air filters met their goal of 8000 hours of life and reduced pressure drop by 50%.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies Manufacturing and Machinery

Combined Cycle Plant installs a CamLab on-site for 3 months to test filters & LCC shows $900 000 USD savings over a 6-year timeframe

Created April 30, 2020

Egat North, the largest energy producer in Thailand, upgraded to Hi-Flo and CamClose air intake pre-filters as well as CamGT final EPA air filters and lowered degradation by 70%, reduced water wash requirements, and saved approximately $1.24M USD per year.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies Manufacturing and Machinery

Engie Midlothian Air Intake Retrofit Means No Filter Change-Out for 3 years for 6 Alstom Gas Turbines 

Created April 30, 2020

Camfil provides the CamGT EPA air filter solution that helps reduce gas turbine compressor efficiency degradation and improves pressure drop by 40%. Three years after installation, the customer reported no filter change-outs, only 1 water wash in 3 years, and a low and stable pressure drop.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

Gas Turbines Breathe New Life

Created April 30, 2020

Camfil designs a static EPA retrofit gas turbine filtration solution for LM6000 turbines to ensure they deliver reliable power & heating to the district. The result of the upgrade was 3x more filter life, reduction in CO2 emissions by 1 100 tons per year, and fuel consumption savings of 650 000 Sm3 per year.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

Choose the right Anti-Icing Application

Created April 27, 2020

Protect your gas turbine from ice formation during high humidity and low temperatures. Insufficient icing protection may result in inlet filter system issues and ice formation at the turbine inlet.

Energy and Power Systems

"Airplane jet Engines don't use filters, so why should I?"

Created April 27, 2020

To answer this question, let's look at the difference between a land based gas turbine and a jet engine.

Energy and Power Systems

Optimized Configuration Pays Back Investment in Less Than 2 Months

Created April 27, 2020

What if we told you that 98% air and 2% fuel is the input of your most valuable assets, your turbines? Now what if we told you that 100% of that air contains pollutants that can damage your turbines if they’re not properly filtered?

Energy and Power Systems

Part 2: Are your filters ready for the next big storm?

Created April 27, 2020

Gas turbines are susceptible to fouling and damage if water droplets and water soluble contaminants, i.e. salts, are ingested by an engine.

Energy and Power Systems

Part 1: Are your air inlet filters ready for the next big storm?

Created April 27, 2020

During heavy storms, filters are subject to a lot of water. Both filter efficiency and pressure drop can be impacted if the filter drainage is not properly designed or the media hydrophobicity is not sufficient.

Energy and Power Systems

TurboBoost: CamGT Filter Line

Created April 27, 2020

The CamGT air filter line has been turbo-boosted to maximize power, profits, and uptime of your gas turbine.

Energy and Power Systems

Whitepaper: Gas Turbine Hot Corrosion

Created April 27, 2020

With a growing demand for greener practices, and rising operational costs, it has become imperative that gas turbine operators cut their carbon footprints. Upgraded air intake systems are one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to meet these demands, while improving operations at the same time.

Energy and Power Systems

Infographic: How Advanced Filtration Reduces Carbon Output

Created April 27, 2020

Read this infographic and discover: How gas turbines can play a positive role in the future energy mix; How gas turbines can improve their efficiency and carbon intensity; How you can burn less fuel and thus reduce emissions; The amount of CO2 a clean engine emits vs a fouled engine; and Static filter vs. Pulse filer features that reduce emissions

Energy and Power Systems

Upgrade GT Filtration to Slash Carbon Emissions 

Created April 27, 2020

Upgrade your gas turbine air inlet filters to cut carbon emissions per MWh produced.

Energy and Power Systems

An LNG Plant with high availability & reliability requirements upgrades to the CamGT EPA filters

Created March 25, 2020

Air sampling, CamLab on-site analysis, as well as a Life Cycle Cost analysis show that the CamGT EPA filters will result in no shutdowns for turbine water washes, final filter shutdown extended to 5 years, decreased risk of corrosion and maximum power output.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

Auburndale Power Plant Saves Over $390,000 USD after 3 years with CamPulse GTC low pressure drop air filters

Created July 5, 2019

After three years of operation the CamPulse GTC F9 cartridge gas turbine air filters helped improve power output, decrease filter replacement frequency, and save over $400 000 as a result of lower pressure drop.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

CamGT static filters reduce noise & bring additional profits due to lower pressure drop

Created July 5, 2019

Noise complaints from neighboring communities in Thailand prompted the plants to evaluate a noise-reducing filtration system. The CamGT high efficiency air filter solution not only improved the noise levels, it also increased turbine availability, improved pressure drop and helped the gas turbine produce more power.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

Dalkia Power Saves €172 000 / season with Camfil E10 EPA Filters

Created July 5, 2019

Dalkia, a leader in the French gas turbine market, launched a national comparative test for various air intake filters, including Camfil's Hi-Flo pre-filters and CamGT EPA filters, to increase power production for their 10 GE LM6000 gas turbines.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

Huadian Corporation upgrades to the CamPulse GTC synthetic cartridge filters and maximizes availability during the critical heating season

Created July 5, 2019

Huadian, a power generation company located in China, upgraded the air inlet filtration system to the GTC synthetic cartridge filters on GT PG9171E engines and improved pressure drop and availability despite the high humidity levels.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

Tata Power Trombay retrofits their filtration system to improve corrosion, pressure drop, and diverter dampers within deadline

Created July 5, 2019

Tata Power Ltd, India's largest integrated power company requests Camfil for a Cam-Flo pocket bag filter and CamGT static air filter retrofit after heavy hot corrosion in the gas turbine and high pressure drop jeopardized performance and safety.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

Filter Replacement Strategies

Created July 5, 2019

Gas Turbine Application: The quality of air inlet filters is essential for optimal gas turbine performance. Protecting the turbine with site-specific filtration solutions will assure profits are kept high.

Energy and Power Systems

How to Choose the Right Air Filtration Solution 

Created July 5, 2019

Turbomachinery: Air inlet filtration systems should be designed to suit the environment. Because of market pressures, a general design has been used in widely varying environment conditions. Before making your purchase, get an assessment.

Energy and Power Systems

Salt & Corrosion Considerations

Created July 5, 2019

Gas Turbine Application: Do you operate in a coastal or offshore site? Unfortunately, you probably have to deal with corrosion related issues. You can, however, operate corrosion-free if you take the right measures.

Energy and Power Systems

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