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.
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What if we told you that 98% air and 2% fuel is the input of your most valuable assets, your turbines? Now what if we told you that 100% of that air contains pollutants that can damage your turbines if they’re not properly filtered?
Gas turbines are susceptible to fouling and damage if water droplets and water soluble contaminants, i.e. salts, are ingested by an engine.
During heavy storms, filters are subject to a lot of water. Both filter efficiency and pressure drop can be impacted if the filter drainage is not properly designed or the media hydrophobicity is not sufficient.
Case Study: Comparison Test indicates a potential of $937 000 USD savings over a six-year timeframe by upgrading to EPA.
With a growing demand for greener practices, and rising operational costs, it has become imperative that gas turbine operators cut their carbon footprints. Upgraded air intake systems are one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to meet these demands, while improving operations at the same time.
Case Study: Noise complaints from neighboring communities prompted the plants to evaluate a noise-reducing filtration system.
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.
Case Study: Huadian Beats The Heat With Camfil. An upgrade to the CamPulse GTC filters maximised availability during the critical heating season for a Huadian plant, located in the Tianjin development zone in China. The original system could not perform during peak season.
Case Study: Camfil Wins Dalkia Over Four Competitors. Dalkia designed 12 testing benches to compare four air filtration combinations on three sites in France with different operating environments. Four competitors were free to select their best combinations.
Case Study: Retrofit Solutions For Tata Power Ltd. Based on the site survey, Camfil proposed replacement of the pulse filter system with a three-stage static/barrier filter system, considering the local environment filled with refineries and a thermal power plant nearby.
Case Study: Auburndale Power Plant Weathers The Elements. The plant was experiencing high pressure drop and short filter life. In reviewing the situation it was determined that the hot and humid climate of Florida was degrading the performance of the filter. What was the solution?