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.
The Watson Cogeneration Plant, located within the Los Angeles Refinery Complex, is the largest cogeneration plant in California. The plant is located right by the Pacific Ocean. Sufficient filtration protection is therefore require to prevent degradation, and the filter media should handle high humidity and salt.Read the case study
Blandford-Blenhein is a very clean, low dust rural area located in Ontario, Canada. Despite the clean conditions, the turbines were fouling. Camfil was contacted for a free consultancy to determine whether operations could be improved.
Despite being installed over 30 years ago, the Smurfit Kappa paper mill believed that there was plenty of life left in their Siemens 501 engines and that it‘s worth investing to maximize their power output. They invested in digital controls and in their air inlet systems.Read the Case Study
Gas Turbine Application: 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?Read the Case Study
Gas Turbine Application: 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.Read the case study
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.REad The ARticle
Gas Turbine Application: 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.Read the case study