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.
Infrared Heat for Anti Icing of Gas Turbines, Compression Stations and Power Plants
Infrared heat anti icing for gas compression stations
Infrared heat anti icing for gas power plants
To meet electricity peaks, fast acting power plants must be used. These can provide high power output within minutes. Yet, if the in-line filters become iced up, this can lead to power plant shut down. An efficient anti-icing system, which above all must operate quickly and reliably, has to guarantee the availability of the power plant even in the cold winter months.
Infrared anti icing for gas turbines
The infrared anti icing sysem is controlled by a thermostat, which switches on the heaters when the temperature falls below a set level and switches them off when the temperature rises to a pre-set level.