Turbomachinery
Air filter & acoustic solutions

Energy & Power Systems

Turbomachinery equipment are critical pieces of equipment that ingest large quantities of air. A gas turbine intake, for example, ingests up to 98% air and 2% fuel. Air quality is critical for the performance and life of the equipment and directly impacts an operator’s availability, reliability and profitability. Whether you operate a gas turbine, wind turbine, large industrial air compressor, or other turbomachinery, high quality air filtration will quickly bring important benefits to your bottom line.

Environmental and operational conditions can vary drastically with each site, therefore, the required filter solution should not only be efficient but also adapted to your local site conditions and challenges.
The following Insight articles cover a wide variety of topics that will help you improve your overall operations.

MYTHBUSTER Gas Turbines in Ships

Created Saturday, 1 May 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 Saturday, 1 May 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

TU Delft Solar Boat Case

Created Monday, 19 April 2021

With this project, the TU Delft Solar Boat Team works together with the maritime sector to accelerate the transition to green energy. There is still a lot to be gained in this sector and by thinking together with the maritime world and innovating in the field of sustainability, the team contributes to a better and greener future. Because only together we can make a change.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies Sustainability

CK Power Thailand EPA Filters Boost Gas Turbine Performance

Created Monday, 19 April 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

Biogas industry filtration

Created Saturday, 27 February 2021

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.

Energy and Power Systems

Desulfurization of Biogas with CamPure 32

Created Saturday, 27 February 2021

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.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

Singapore Coastal Cogeneration Plant CamGT

Created Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Case study: CamGT and CamFlo filters eliminate 6 offline washes per year, improve compressor efficiency, and boost power output, for a Singaporean coastal cogeneration power plant.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

Boost to Reduce

Created Monday, 23 November 2020

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

Energy and Power Systems

Union Gas Oil and Gas CamPulse GTC

Created Thursday, 29 October 2020

Case Study: Side by side comparison shows the benefits of higher grade filtration even in very clean rural areas.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

Smurfit Kappa Pulp and Paper CamPulse

Created Thursday, 29 October 2020

Case Study: Optimizing Cartridge filtration at a paper mill.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies Manufacturing and Machinery

Pacific Coast Energy Plant Power Generation CamGT4V300

Created Thursday, 29 October 2020

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.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

North Power Generation HiFlo CamClose CamGT 4V300

Created Thursday, 29 October 2020

Case Study: EGAT North shifted to Camfil Filters and saved $1.4M USD in Yearly Power Degradation.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

North African Pipeline Oil and Gas CamPulse GTC

Created Thursday, 29 October 2020

Case Study: A major North African pipeline is a typical case of a pulse installation facing seasonal high humidity and high concentrations of coarse dust.

Energy and Power Systems Air quality Case Studies

LNG Oil and Gas

Created Thursday, 29 October 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

Plant upgrades to the camGT 3V-600 for a 6-year lifecycle & to prevent engine degradation

Created Thursday, 29 October 2020

Case Study: Comparison Test indicates a potential of $937 000 USD savings over a six-year timeframe by upgrading to EPA.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies Manufacturing and Machinery

ENGIE Midlothian (GDF SUEZ) Retrofit

Created Thursday, 29 October 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

Bartow Power Generation CamPulse HemiPleat GTC

Created Thursday, 29 October 2020

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

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 Tuesday, 29 September 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

Paper Factories Improve Gas Turbine Efficiency by Improving Filter Lifetime by 200% and Increasing Power Output by 1300 MWh Per Year

Created Monday, 20 April 2020

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.

Energy and Power Systems Case Studies

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

Created Tuesday, 11 February 2020

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

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

Created Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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

North Sea Oil Rig

Created Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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.

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 Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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

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

Created Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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

CamGT Filters Reduce Noise & Bring Additional Profits Due To Lower Pressure Drop

Created Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Case Study: Noise complaints from neighboring communities prompted the plants to evaluate a noise-reducing filtration system.

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 Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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

Salt & Corrosion Considerations

Created Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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

How to Choose the Right Air Filtration Solution 

Created Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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

Filter Replacement Strategies

Created Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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