We understand the pressure you are under to cut your organization’s carbon footprint – and the corresponding taxes! New carbon taxes and stricter regulations just intensify this pressure. But as you explore all your options to go green, you may be overlooking the easiest, most cost-effective way to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions across your entire operation...
UPGRADE THE INTAKE FILTERS ON YOUR GAS TURBINES
When you use more efficient air intake filters that are adapted to your environmental and operational conditions, you get cleaner-running engines with less fouling, corrosion and reduced air resistance across the system. The engines don’t have to work as hard, so they use less fuel. Burning less fuel for the same output means less CO2 produced, stopping CO2 before it’s even released. Depending on your environment, operations, and current solution
– you could slash your total CO2 emissions by more than 5% per year, per megawatt hour produced..
Upgrading from a standard filtration solution to an optimized high-efficiency EPA solution may cut your CO2 output by thousands of tonnes per turbine each year. Multiply that saving across your entire fleet to see the true impact of this painless, common-sense retrofit.
So when it comes to slashing your carbon footprint, remember these three words…
BOOST TO REDUCE!
It’s the best idea you’ve never thought of to drastically reduce your CO2 emissions.
Fouling, corrosion, and pressure drop cause gas turbines to become less efficient, limiting their maximum power output and increasing their heat rate. Engines with higher heat rates must burn more fuel to produce the same power.
A better solution is to replace standard intake filters with more efficient filter grades that also provide a lower combined pressure drop for the year.
| Air inlet
| Impact on
|Prefilter||Final filter|| Heat rate
| Tonnes of CO2
| Total CO2 reduction
vs. baseline (%)
|Total CO2 reduction
vs. baseline (%)
|Bag filter G4||Bag filter M6||0||38 000|
|30/30 GT G4||Composite F8||180||24 000||14 000||2.0%||8 000|
|30/30 GT G4||Composite F9||270||17 000||21 000||3.0%||12 000|
|Cam-Flo Hybrid F7||CamGT 3V-600 E10||395||7 000||31 000||4.5%||17 000|
|CamGT 3V-600 F8||CamGT 3V-600 E12||440||3 000||35 000||5.0%||18 000|
Gas turbine EPA filters are available in the following models.