Quality of air entering the turbine is a significant factor in the performance and life of the gas turbine. The correct selection of air filters and air filter media is one of the most crucial factors affecting the performance of gas turbines and turbo-compressors.
Fouling occurs when small particles pass through the filtration system and adhere to the blades, altering the aerodynamic properties and requiring frequent washing.
High humidity and salt entering the turbine can, in worst case scenarios, lead to unplanned maintenance shut-downs, costing several $million, due to corrosion and damage to the mechanical structure...
Session: G16 - Air Filtration
Day: 15 March 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:15 h