Industrial equipment and manufacturing supplier SPX is helping its customers improve power plant efficiency by prioritising air intake filtration.
Air filtrations systems can have a direct, often significant effect on the efficiency of a gas turbine power plant, SPX says.
A more efficient turbine can result in lower fuel usage and consequently lower fuel costs, as well as reduced carbon dioxide emissions.
In its simplest form, a filter acts as a selective barrier for combustion air.
It allows air and dust particles of a certain size to pass through but stops the bigger dust particles.
As filters become more efficient and less dust gets through, it is more difficult for air to penetrate the filter. This resistance to the air flow results in a pressure drop, which directly affects the performance of the turbine.
SPX has published a guide looking at how air intake filtration can impact power plant efficiency, and the role filter manufacturers can play in helping companies select the right filter solution for their situation.