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Improving Power Plant Efficiency with the Right Air Filtration Solution

The Power of Filtration

Numerous components in a gas turbine power plant affect fuel consumption and plant efficiency. One often overlooked area is air intake filtration. This simple component can have a direct, often significant effect on the efficiency of the turbine itself. A more efficient turbine can result in lower fuel usage and consequently lower fuel costs, as well as reduced carbon dioxide emissions.

How Filters Impact Efficiency

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.