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.
But this progress has also made turbomachinery more susceptible to fine particulates that cause fouling and corrosion, leading to more rapid degradation of performance. At the same time, stricter emission regulations are requiring newer, more efficient technologies on the filtration side that are adapted to changing environmental conditions.
Power systems solutions optimise engine performance, extend equipment component life and increase uptime by removing particles that could degrade the turbomachinery due to erosion, fouling and corrosion. They are manufactured to the highest standards and are equipped with proprietary Camfil filters to ensure that customers operate their assets reliably and efficiently.
BOOST TO REDUCE – A CO2 REDUCTION AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
Camfil is running an educational campaign to encourage customers to cut their total CO2 emissions. Since fouled gas turbines become less efficient, they need to burn more fuel to generate the same power or they need to find another way to make up the lost power. As a consequence of burning more fuel, carbon emissions also increase per megawatt hour produced.
A simple way for these customers to get cleaner-running engines with less fouling, corrosion and air resistance consists of simply upgrading the filter solution with Camfil’s hydrophobic, high efficiency EPA filter solution.
In addition to reducing the carbon footprint and lowering the impact on climate change, benefits include increased profitability, reliability, availability and a safer working environment.
A CASE WHERE AN UPGRADE FROM A STANDARD M6 FILTER COULD SLASH TOTAL CO2 EMISSIONS BY 5%.
IN THIS CASE: 35 000 TONNES
WHICH IS EQUIVALENT TO REMOVING 18.000 CARS FROM THE ROAD.
Camfil regularly welcomes customers to its gas-turbine filtration labs at its Test & Learn centres in North America, Europe and Asia. There, we train customers and help them improve their knowledge of air filtration and gas turbines through intensive courses that involve both theory and practice.
Objectives of the training include: gaining an understanding of basic air-intake filters and gas turbine theory; understanding engine degradation caused by erosion, fouling and corrosion and how to mitigate its risks; identifying environmental/site conditions to determine the type of contaminants that are affecting the customer’s gas turbines; and understanding howto design an inlet system according to specific site conditions.
The training sessions attracted over 200 participants in 2019.
In 2019, Camfil expanded its Test & Learn programme with an entertaining and educational video series. Watch& Learn teaches customers about the impact of air filtration on their gas turbines and other turbomachinery in industries like power generation, oil and gas, and process industries.