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TURBINE COMPRESSOR CLEANER


TURBO-K. COMPRESSOR SUPER CLEANER.

PRODUCT: Water based, triple surfactant system detergent cleaner for off-line and on-line washing of gas turbine engine compressors.

APPLICATION: Dilute 1 part Turbo-K with four parts water of quality according to the GT OEM specification. Can be used in ambient temperature solution or with heated water as and if desired or specified.

PACKING VOLUME: Turbo-K concentrate packaged in 20 litre PE-canisters, 200 litre PE-drums or 1000 litre IBCs (intermediate bulk containers). For the US market, the product is available in 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon drums and 320 drums totes.

APPROVALS: Meets relevant GT OEM specifications world wide such as the following:-

ALSTOM Power (ABB), Switzerland, ALSTOM Power (ABB STAL), Sweden, ALSTOM Power (ruston), England, Allied Signal (Honeywell), Dresser Rand, GEAE (GE Aircraft Engines),GEIAD (LM engines), GEPS (Frame engines), MAN/GHH BORSIG, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi, Pratt & Whitney, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls Royce/UK, Rolls-Royce Indianapoils (Allison), Siemens, Siemens-Westinghouse, Solar Turbines, Turbomeca, US MIL-PRF-85704C.

ANTIFREEZE: For engine safety (icing precautionary measure), add antifreeze agent according to GT OEM recommendations if used in low ambient temperatures. When no recommendation is given, mixing ratio tables are available from the supplier. Compatibility e.g. with IPA , Methanol, Ethylene Glycol, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Acetone.

PLACE OF PRODUCTION: Turbo-K is manufactured in England and brought to the market by a world wide network of distributors. Contact us at Midland Chemicals Ltd

Development History:
Turbo-K compressor cleaner was formulated early 1998 after it was found that the majority of the established products on the market at the time did not meet the new and tougher US Military (NavAir, Trenton/New Jersey) MIL-PRF-85704C practical engine cleaning requirements for on-line washing (type111) a year earlier. The Military's comprehensive investigation checked actual power recovery after the first, second and third fired wash in a statistical relevant and common condition test bed trial (equal starting conditions for each cleaner).

The investigation demonstrated that for a product to be successful in on-line washing it must not only have the ability to effectively remove blade fouling dirt but also the ability to hold on to it during the traverse of the compressor stages so that the dirt reaches the combustion chamber where it is burned up. Many of the established products tested did not hold on to the dirt and re-deposited it onto the latter stages of the compressor thus preventing full power recovery.


Commonly compressor cleaners are blended based on single system non-ionic surfactant formulas. These have the drawback that they from a phenomena called "cloud point"- the temperature where the detergent drops the dissolved dirt out of suspension. Fouling picked up from the first few compressor stages is then re-deposited on the downstream stages which prevents full power recovery.

The higher the cloud point temperature of a detergent, the better the product's dirt suspending ability during the traverse of the compressor. In the ideal situation a cleaner has an infinitely high cloud point or better none at all to give it total immunity washing in mind and having no cloud, the product can maximise the power recovery in fired washing.

With full on-line washing recovery proven the US Military realised that the time-consuming off-line washing with its attendant regulatory problems and costs of effluent disposal into the surface water drains was avoidable. They have implemented on-line washing only across most of their engine washing procedures.

Universally suitable: Turbo-k for both on-line and off-line washing
For exceptional performance both on-line and off-line washing, Turbo -k is equipped with a "triple active" surfactant system. Three different cleaning ingredients.


 

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