Field Experience With Pulse-Jet Self-Cleaning Air Filtration on Gas Turbines in a Desert Environment FREE

[+] Author Affiliations
A. W. Anderson

Arabian American Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

R. G. Neaman

Donaldson Company, Inc., Minneapolis, MN

Paper No. 82-GT-283, pp. V005T16A009; 12 pages
  • ASME 1982 International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit
  • Volume 5: Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy; Ceramics; Structures and Dynamics; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education; Process Industries; Technology Resources; General
  • London, England, April 18–22, 1982
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7960-3
  • Copyright © 1982 by ASME


This paper discusses the results of two years continuous operation of automatic self-cleaning air filtration systems designed to provide gas turbine protection in a desert environment subject to high ambient concentrations of sand, dust and salt. The condition of the gas turbines and associated pulse-jet air filtration systems, after two years continuous operation, are described. Filter operating costs are also analyzed.

Copyright © 1982 by ASME
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