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Dust, carbon, sand, insects, fog, rain, and salt spray can impair the performance of a gas turbine used for generating power in the Energy and Electric Utility sector.
Often located in industrial areas near other combustion sources, power plants frequently operate in an atmosphere containing high levels of small particulate. Even rural locations can be subjected to large amounts of particulate, usually related to seasonal agricultural processes. These contaminants significantly reduce turbine performance and result in frequent maintenance and costly downtime.
To ensure your turbines continue to run at optimum efficiency, Parker provides clearcurrent® gas turbine inlet systems developed for specific environmental conditions including coastal, desert and dusty regions, high or low humidity and areas with high or low levels of particulate. In addition to filter housings, we supply turbine inlet cooling, ventilation systems, acoustic packages and air quality services. Inlet cooling can provide additional power where needed, implemented either as a new unit or as a retrofit.
Harsh weather conditions, high levels of airborne particulate and salt ingress are just some of the challenges faced by gas turbine operators in the oil and gas industry.
Often sited in remote locations such as jungles, deserts, offshore platforms and FPSOs, gas turbines used in the oil and gas industry typically encounter extremely challenging operating environments. High levels of small particulate in the form of sand, dust and shot-debris from drilling, salt aerosols in offshore and coastal locations, and harsh weather conditions all threaten the performance and health of a gas turbine. In addition, particularly in offshore locations, severe space and height limitations pose further challenges to efficient operation.
Today's operations require high availability and low downtime rates from their turbines. However, in the oil and gas industry, the environment can threaten the trouble-free operation of a gas turbine. Due to the very large quantities of air that turbines require for operation, airborne contaminants can pose a significant challenge to the ongoing health of these precision pieces of rotating equipment.
The choice of major gas turbine engine suppliers and trusted by military navies around the world.
The marine environment represents a unique challenge for the operation of gas turbines and the air filtration systems that protect them. To ensure turbine protection, a filtration system is required to remove vast quantities of salt spray, dust and occasionally 'green seas', while being constrained by severe space and weight limitations.
Parker has specialized in the design and manufacture of advanced air filtration and silencing systems for gas turbines since the late 1960s when systems were first being introduced as propulsion units, principally on warships. When it comes to protecting the engines of crucial naval ships, the top engine suppliers turn to altair® for their filtration system needs.
Not only do altair filtration systems meet the specifications of OEM engine suppliers such as GE and Rolls-Royce, but continuous innovation in salt and water removal has helped earn the trust of key naval decision-makers. Our altair Neptune and altair Vega systems have been installed on major military navies worldwide and continue to be selected for new ship programs.