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Turbo-K Product

Q: What is Turbo-K Gas Turbine Compressor Cleaner?
A: It is a water-based and non-hazardous gas turbine compressor cleaner that is specially designed for on-line (hot wash) and off-line (cold wash) cleaning of gas turbine compressors.

Q: What are the features of Turbo-K Gas Turbine Compressor Cleaner?
A: There are at least six major benefits that come only with Turbo-K Gas Turbine Compressor Cleaner:

  1. It is non-hazardous, water-based, non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-flammable and biodegradable with no Alkyl Phenol Ethoxylates (a-p-e), Nonyl Phenol Ethoxylates (n-p-e) and other ingredients with aquatic toxicity in its formulation.
  2. It has proven outstanding performance in on-line washing as product has no “cloud point” temperature and thus exceptional dirt suspension abilities so that all fouling is carried into the combustion chamber to be expelled.
  3. It has inherent corrosion inhibiting properties to further protect the compressor against possible corrosion.
  4. It has been approved by all leading gas turbine manufacturers such as Rolls Royce, General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, etc.
  5. It is supplied as an industry standard 1:4 concentrate. A Ready-To-Use Turbo-K product is also available.
  6. There are no shipping restrictions for the product.

Q: Why is Turbo-K Gas Turbine Compressor Cleaner more effective than others?
A: Turbo-K product is totally immune against the known “cloud point” phenomenon of conventional surfactant cleaners. Upon exceeding the cloud point temperature, other gas turbine compressor cleaners using common surfactant ingredients drop the dirt removed from front stages onto latter stages of the compressor, causing the fouling to redeposit downstream, hence a less satisfactory on-line washing performance. This brings our product to a level that other gas turbine compressor cleaners cannot match.

Q: What is the packaging of Turbo-K product?
A: Product is available in 1,000 liter IBC's, 200 liter polyethylene drums and 20 liter polyethylene containers.

Q: What are the weights of Turbo-K 1:4 concentrate and Turbo-K RTU (Ready-To-Use)?
A:
Turbo-K 1:4 concentrate:Turbo-K RTU:

1000 L IBC — 1080 kg

1000 L IBC — 1065 kg

200 L Drum — 212 kg

200 L Drum — 209 kg

20 L Container — 21.50 kg

20 L Container — 21.10 kg


Gas Turbine Compressor On-line (hot wash) and Off-line (cold wash) Cleaning

Q: Why should a power plant operator be interested in gas turbine on-line and off-line cleaning?
A: Washing of gas turbine compressors is known to provide the most effective method for preventing gas turbine compressor fouling. It ensures maximum available power output, improved fuel efficiency and reduced wear and tear on machine components such as bearings and blades. The period between necessary shut-downs for off-line cleaning can be significantly extended by on-line cleaning (hot washing) thus reducing costly downtime and production losses.

Performance losses with and without on-line cleaning

Q: What is the difference between “on-line cleaning” and “off-line cleaning”?
A: On-line cleaning is conducted with the gas turbine at operating temperature and off-line cleaning is conducted with gas turbine in a cooled state utilizing cranking speed.

Q: What is the gas turbine compressor cleaner volume required for on-line and off-line cleaning?
A: Each OEM details the required volume for both on-line and off-line cleaning. Typically, a 35 MW gas turbine will require around 150 liters of gas turbine compressor cleaner for on-line cleaning.

Q: What are the typical cycles for on-line and off-line cleaning?
A: On-line and off-line cleaning cycles are detailed in the OEM manual.


Global Distribution

Q: Where is the Turbo-K product shipped from?
A: The product is currently shipped directly from Turbo-K plant in the UK.

Q: Where is the Turbo-K product distributed?
A: The product is distributed globally through our agents and distributors.

Q: How do I become an agent or distributor?
A: There are two types of distributorships i.e. stocking and non-stocking (sales agent). If you are interested in becoming one of our global distributors please write to us and submit the following information:

  1. Company profile
  2. Number of sales people in the organization
  3. Experience in the oil & gas, power plant, aviation or marine industry
  4. Other pertinent information regarding your business activities


FX-9® Manufacturing License

Q: What is the Manufacturing License?
A: This is a license to produce, manufacture, package, market and distribute FX-9® specialty chemical cleaning products.

Q: Where is it available?
A: It is available globally.

Q: Are there royalty payments?
A: Yes.

Q: How do I get the Manufacturing License package?
A: Please write to us and include your company profile.

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