To ensure a trouble-free operation the compressor stations must operate continuously and one condition to be borne in mind is that the filter systems must be protected against icing up. Infrared heating is a proven anti-icing technology.
Infrared Heat for De-Icing of Air Intake Filters of Gas Turbines
Gas turbines need air to work correctly. This air must be free of dust and other particles and therefore is always filtered.
Cold and damp intake air in the winter months can easily lead to the icing-up of the filters. These then only let through little air and the gas turbine must be throttled or switched off – just in the season in which it would be needed most. Anti icing is needed!
Infrared heating systems of Heraeus Noblelight prevent successfully the freezing of air intake filters of gas power and gas compression stations in the cold season. Infrared heating for anti icing can be integrated into the filtration system to make it more efficient and to save energy.