Air filtration has a critical role in many power generation applications such as, wind, thermal, nuclear, or biogas. Air filters are critical for the safety and efficiency of the process.
In very competitive and regulated markets, innovative air filtration solutions can be a competitive advantage as it has a large impact on the profitability of operations. Understanding the local site conditions can optimize air inlet systems to meet your operation and maintenance needs, increase service internals, and output.
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Diesel and gas engines need protection against the elements, excessive temperatures and contaminants during the combustion process. The surroundings also need protection from the hot exhaust gases. Robust solutions protect against any surge risk.
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.
Turbomachinery and electrical equipment such as generators need protection against the elements and excessive temperatures with appropriate ventilation for cooling. The ventilation unit's level of protection should be customized based on its surrounding environment to protect against water, salt, and other contaminants.
Camfil has been providing solutions for nuclear power plants since the early 1960s. Today, we are the global leader in nuclear particulate and gas-phase filtration with experience from more than 90 plants around the world.
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.
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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
The biogas process is critical as it releases heavily contaminated gasses that can cause engine corrosion and equipment abrasion, causing unscheduled downtime for maintenance and repair, which results in loss of output and profit. Luckily, there are several ways of solving molecular filtration in biogas plants with different types of filter media in deep beds.
CamPure 32 is the new ideal Camfil media for the removal of hydrogen sulfide during the production of biogas in an anaerobic process. Learn how this farm in France applied the high quality chemical absorbent media to their biogas application.
Case Study: An energy plant on the pacific coast upgrades to the camgt 4v-300 air inlet filters after tests show its water and salt handling capabilities.
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.
Case Study: Comparison Test indicates a potential of $937 000 USD savings over a six-year timeframe by upgrading to EPA.
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.
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.
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%.
Several paper factories that operate multiple 44MW gas turbines requested increased availability, reliability, and power. Camfil recommended its Cam-Flo pocket air filters and high efficiency CamGT static air filter solution that met these requirements by improving filter life from 1 to 3 years, lower pressure drop by 48%, and decreased engine degradation.
Case Study: The BioGas produced is heavily laden with H2S (hydrogen sulphide), a gas that can cause corrosion and pitting inside the gas engine. A solution was required where a high level of abatement of H2S was possible and an easy filter media maintenance.
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.
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.
Case Study: North Sea Oil Rig Accommodation Areas. Employees at the North Sea Oil Rig needed cleaner air in common spaces such as television rooms and accommodation spaces. Find out how Camfil and MSV Regalia improved the air with 24/7 usage of a filtration system.
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.
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.
Case Study: Noise complaints from neighboring communities prompted the plants to evaluate a noise-reducing filtration system.
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.
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.
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.