GE has introduced AltairSystem3, a new inlet filtration system that offers improved protection for wind turbines operating in some of the world's most demanding conditions, according to the company.
This new system offers protection from salt and other fine particulate and can help reduce the number of unplanned outages on wind turbines, according to the company. In addition, AltairSystem3 can help lengthen the amount of time between planned maintenance intervals.
AltairSystem3 builds upon GE's SRS Technology system to remove both wet and dry salt particulate in all weather conditions and at all levels of humidity. The new system adds sub-micron particulate- and enhanced-droplet removal efficiency without impact on pressure loss.
Customers get a higher, through-life efficiency of the final filter and a longer in-service filter life with improved dust-holding capacity. Existing AltairSystem2 users can upgrade to AltairSystem3 with minimal installation time and usually without the need for hot work, according to GE.
AltairSystem3 is available as both a retrofit and as a new system.
SOURCE: GE Energy Services