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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.