Gas Turbine Overview Brochure
AAF has been providing high quality gas turbine filtration systems, auxiliary equipment, acoustic and damper solutions, and replacement air filters to OEMs and Operators for over 50 years. During that time, we’ve executed thousands of projects around the world, including in some of the most challenging industries and demanding environments.
We strive to ensure your assets utilise the best available technology to maximise efficiency, availability, and reliability. We offer the same level of support for large industrial air compressors, which are used across various applications including air separation.
A gas turbine weather hood is the best possible protection against the ingress of rain, snow, sleet and hail. AAF weather hoods are designed so the air enters the inlet system vertically upwards and in doing so makes it extremely difficult for large amounts of moisture to enter the inlet filtration system.
A gas turbine or large compressor air intake filtration system forms a vital part of any given plant. The volume of intake air, the surrounding environment, and the operating conditions all play a major role in the design and filter element selection process. See related products for further details.
Inlet heating systems for cold climates are designed to protect gas turbines from damage due to icing and to keep the machine running with minimum effect on performance. Icing can block inlet filtration equipment, increasing pressure drop, and potentially cause the gas turbine to shut down
Gas turbine output is affected by the temperature of the air entering the compressor. Gas turbines are rated at a temperature of 15 °C (59 °F). If the temperature increases above this point there is a loss of power, but this can be restored with AAF’s cooling solutions.
A gas turbine silencer is found in the intake as well as the exhaust to meet the overall noise control requirements. Once the acceptable sound level has been established it is then a matter of determining the amount of attenuation needed to reduce the noise to the desired level.
AAF Optimize is an industry-leading support service that provides gas turbine users with the capability to improve plant efficiency, availability, and reliability. Optimize assesses your site’s operational, commercial, and environmental data to firstly understand the current impacts and losses associated with your air inlet filtration system.
A gas turbine ventilation system feeds into the gas turbine enclosure and is designed to remove the hot air generated when the turbine is operating with ambient air from outside. Incoming air can be cooled or heated depending on the seasonal conditions and filtered to remove air contamination.
In a gas turbine application, a damper is used to allow the hot exhaust gas to either be discharged through a bypass stack or redirected into a Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG). Steam is generated for industrial processes or to drive a steam turbine to generate more electricity.
AAF has a wide range of gas turbine filters, from coalescing pads, pre-filters, pocket filters, cartridge filters, ASC filters, barrier and V-bank filters, and specialist filters for high velocity applications. Our filter product line is expansive and designed for specific environmental conditions to provide operators with an optimum solution.
AAF International is a world leader in the design and application of gas turbine filtration and auxiliary equipment, serving gas turbine OEMs for over half a century. We are a trusted partner to some of the world’s leading companies and have executed thousands of projects in the most demanding environments around the world.
Gas turbine air intake filtration, ventilation, and exhaust systems are all vital components which need to be maintained to protect gas turbines. Starting with understanding your current plant performance, as well as ambitions for improvement, AAF Gas Turbine Site Services Team takes ownership from inlet to exhaust to guarantee a dependable air quality hour after hour.
At AAF, we serve a wide range of industries within the energy sector and have an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges of each application and the products and support you need to succeed.
Gas turbine power generation is heavily influenced by air filtration and challenges will vary considerably depending on if the installation is base load, peak load, or emergency power. Operating conditions are evaluated in combination with the surrounding air quality to ensure we determine the right solution for your power demands.Find out more
The environmental conditions offshore are extremely harsh due to the high levels of salt and moisture in the air. AAF has been leading in this field for many years supplying solutions that put a stop to offline water washing, a stop to turbine damage, and a stop to unplanned production downtime.Find out more
Onshore oil and gas industries include LNG production, oil refineries, gas processing, and gas transmission. Each application has a need for optimized air filtration to improve the performance of gas turbines and/or large industrial compressors. In these application availability and reliability are critical to success.Find out more
AAF can support a wide range of industries through solutions for gas turbine and large industrial compressors. This includes gas turbine cogeneration where steam is used to drive industrial processes, air separation industries, fertiliser production and any industries that need industrial dampers.Find out more