KPL Fil­tra­tion launches gas tur­bine cleaner

The Australian Energy Review - - NEWS -

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.

The KPL Fil­tra­tion head of­fice in Bris­bane.

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