The person confronted with the selection of a gas-turbine air cleaner is faced with a dilemma because the data available to guide his selection are inconsistent and not complete. The need for air cleaners has been established. The level of air-cleaner efficiency required to protect the gas turbine from the effects of dust ingestion has not. This paper reviews the data available and relates it to Donaldson Company experience. Air-cleaner specifications and how they are influenced by gas-turbine needs and experience are discussed. Today’s gas-turbine air cleaners and what they will do are reviewed. The paper concludes that it is essential to determine the level of air-cleaner protection required by the various gas turbines and suggests programs to determine it through laboratory and field tests. Further work in air-cleaner and gas-turbine design is suggested to obtain an optimum gas-turbine air cleaner and to obtain long-life gas turbines.
- International Gas Turbine Institute
The Gas Turbine-Air-Cleaner Dilemma
Mund, MG, & Murphy, TE. "The Gas Turbine-Air-Cleaner Dilemma." Proceedings of the ASME 1963 Aviation and Space, Hydraulic, and Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show. ASME 1963 Aviation and Space, Hydraulic, and Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show. Los Angeles, California, USA. March 3–7, 1963. V001T01A018. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/63-AHGT-63
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