Course outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Gas turbines

  • Theory of gas turbines

  • Types of gas turbines

  • Brayton cycle

  • Gas turbine vs. Piston engine

  • Applications

  • Energy market

Module 2: Theory of filtration

  • Impact of ambient particulates on the gas turbine

    • Fouling
    • Corrosion
    • Erosion
  • How filtration works
    • Filtration principles
    • Demonstrations

Module 2.1: Filter media fabrication techniques

Module 3: Lab testing - standards and applications

  • Test standards
  • Environmental challenges
  • Site analysis

Module 4: Life cycle cost (LCC) - total cost of ownership

  • System selection techniques
  • Applications

Module 5: Scope of supply

  • Types of systems
  • Design Techniques
    • Ventilation systems
    • Enclosure systems
    • Silencers
  • Weather protection
    • Inlet cooling technologies
    • Anti-icing

Module 5.1: Molecular contamination control

Module 6: Filter applications

  • Existing unit evaluation
    • Barrier & pulse cartridge filter selection
  • Optimizing maintenance

Test Demonstrations 

  • Mini Gas Turbine: a lesson on the functionality of an operating mini gas turbine.
  • Hydrostatic Head Tester: determines the filter media`s resistance to water penetration 
  • Flastsheet Pulse Unit: determines the performance of pulse filter media in long-term use.
  • Mullen Burst Tester: measures the burst strength of filter media.
  • Filter Test Rig: used to evaluate product performance. Filter solutions tested for salt efficiency and moisture resistance, high load conditions such as high airflows and pressures.
  • Camfil CamLab: a mobile laboratory used for evaluating filters under real operating conditions.

Guided Tours (Trosa)

A guided tour through the four different laboratories – particle, molecular, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and gas turbine is recommended. The tour takes about two hours, and shows the strengths and
advantages of Camfil R&D capabilities. When being in Trosa, a visit to our filter factory where some of our filters are manufactured is also recommended.