Turbomachinery
Air filter & acoustic solutions

Turbomachinery

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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Watch and Learn

If you are looking to expand your knowledge on the impact of air filtration on your gas turbines and other turbomachinery, look no more!

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"Airplane jet Engines don't use filters, so why should I?"

To answer this question, let's look at the difference between a land based gas turbine and a jet engine.

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Optimized Configuration pays back investment in less than 2 months

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?

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Are your air inlet filters ready for the next big storm?

Gas turbines are susceptible to fouling and damage if water droplets and water soluble contaminants, i.e. salts, are ingested by an engine.

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Are your air inlet filters ready for the next big storm?

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.

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Choose the right Anti-Icing Application

Protect your gas turbine from ice formation during high humidity and low temperatures. Insufficient icing protection may result in inlet filter system issues and ice formation at the turbine inlet.

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Gulf of Thailand Oil and Gas

Case Study: One of the world's Oil & Gas majors had severe problems associated with the operation of their gas turbines. Frequent peaks in inlet air pressure and short filter replacement intervals led to high operational costs.

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ENGIE Midlothian (GDF SUEZ) Retrofit 

ENGIE Energy North America (formerly GDF Suez) retrofit 6 Alstom Gas Turbines at Theor Midlothian Site, TX.

Turbomachinery Case Studies

Watson Cogeneration Plant

Case Study: The plant manager was interested in evaluating different filter efficiencies and media types. Camfil was asked to perform the validation with an on-site CamLab test, followed by an engineering lab analysis.

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Union Gas - Bright Station

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

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Smurfit Kappa Pulp and Paper

Case Study: Optimizing Cartridge filtration at a paper mill.

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Pacific Coast Energy Plant

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.

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North African Pipeline

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.

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LNG & Air Filtration

Case Study: Achieving high reliability and availability compression systems for LNG export sites.

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

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

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EGAT North Power Generation

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

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Bartow Power Generation

Case Study: Turbine filters in salt laden and high humidity environments have typically suffered from unstable pressure drop (dP) with frequent dP spikes, but new medias are now changing the game.

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Cutting the carbon cost with improved air inlet systems

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.

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

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

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Salt & Corrosion Considerations

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.

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How to Choose the Right Air Filtration Solution 

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.

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Filter Replacement Strategies

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.

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High Performance GTC Media Filters For Humid Conditions

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.

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Dalkia Upgrades To EPA Class

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.

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Tata Power Trombay Retrofit

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.

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Auburndale Power plant

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?

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