KPL Filtration launches gas turbine cleaner
BRISBANE-BASED KPL Filtration has introduced a new gas turbine compressor blade cleaning product called: Turbo-k. A proven performer in on-line washing with no “cloud point” temperature, Turbo K provides exceptional dirt suspension abilities so that all fouling is carried into the combustion chamber to be expelled. There are two methods used for gas turbine compressor cleaning – on-line washing with the gas turbine running at full speed and loaded, or off-line washing with the gas turbine on crank. On-line washing keeps the turbine running efficiently, without allowing the performance to degrade excessively, and should be performed frequently to avoid deposit build-up. During on-line washing, droplets of gas turbine compressor cleaner (detergent) is injected into the gas turbine compressor inlet area using an array of specially designed nozzles. Off-line, or crank washing, requires shutting down the turbine and letting it cool. Once the temperature has dropped sufficiently, gas turbine compressor cleaner is injected into the gas turbine compressor inlet area while the turbine slowly rotates. Off-line washing is usually performed whenever convenient, during all scheduled outages. Turbo-k’s on-line cleaning of gas turbine compressors maximises available gas turbine power output, saves fuel and extends turbine life which leads to a better profitability.
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