Centrifugal flow air compressor: The Necessity of Centrifugal Compressor Intake Filter System

Centrifugal flow air compressor: The Necessity of Centrifugal Compressor Intake Filter System

It is well known that the main cause of failures in centrifugal compressors, industrial gas turbines and aero derivative turbine engines are the stator vane, rotor blade and rotor drums or disks. Corrosion damage is the main cause of failure of these parts.

For example, conventional 12 percent chromium rotor blades and low alloy steel rotors are constantly exposed to corrosion contaminants present in the air. As a result, this leads to their destruction caused by corrosion.

Studies have shown that corrosion problems are related to the location of the centrifugal compressor and the environment. Corrosion problems have been identified in many centrifugal compressor plants, regardless of geographic location, field of application or industry.

The most efficient way to solve the corrosion problem of centrifugal compressor components is to filter the air inlet. To do this, using the Alfaintek Centrifugal Compressor Intake Filter can remove various contaminants from the air including moisture. The Alfaintek filter system at the centrifugal compressor's inlet is a multi-stage design to efficiently clean incoming air and protect the centrifugal compressor components from corrosion.

Find out more about the Centrifugal Compressor Intake Filter process.