This paper highlights the procedure followed in order to establish an effective on-line and off line water wash program on a fleet of 36 small industrial turbines. To determine the efficacy of water washing a program of tests under controlled conditions was organized. With proper condition monitoring techniques, a set of tests were developed in order to identify the proper water wash frequency and the dissolving agent used to water wash. The goal of the water wash program is to maximize turbine power, and efficiency; while minimizing maintenance labor, and material. The Gas Turbine Compressor Isentropic Efficiency, the overall heat rate, and the overall thermal efficiency were used to compare the tests and evaluate the performance of different water wash frequencies and solvents. 8760 points defined each test as the data was taken over a one year time period, at a one hour interval.

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