The compressor of the gas turbine is the component with the greatest impact on the performance of the turbine itself.
It is therefore necessary that it is always perfectly efficient.
The blading of the compressor, in addition, is subject to the surface deposits of impurities that accumulate during operation of the machine, it consists of the contaminants from the external environment (sea air, dust, fertilizers, etc.) And in part by the machine itself (vapors of oil from the compressor bearing).
This creates the need to remove the deposits through the washing of the compressor, so as to restore the normal efficiency.
Our washing plants for turbines are designed to restore the ideal conditions of efficiency, which can worsen with the accumulation of dust and dirt.
The cleaning is carried out by spraying a mixture of water and detergent in the axial compressor body.
The washing of gas turbine compressors is known as the best method for the prevention against dirt of the compressors.
It ensures the maximum power possible, improves fuel efficiency and reduces wear and tear of components such as bearings and blades.
The compressor wash on (hot washing) can significantly reduce between the shutdowns needed for the wash to the compressor off, thus reducing productivity losses and periods of inactivity.
The efficiency of a gas turbine is strongly conditioned by the degree of fouling of the own compressor. In order to maintain always a high degree of compressor cleaning, which implicitly guarantees the maximum efficiency of the gas turbine, a suitable washing skid is provided that has therefore the aim to remove the deposits that have caused a loss of power and efficiency.
The compressor wash system provides the water / detergent mixture and / or water for the cleaning procedure of the compressor at the desired pressure.