Gas Turbine Efficiency's Multi-Stage Compressor Cleaning System To Be Featured in Energy Industry Conference


Louisiana-based Cleco will be presenting GTE's compressor cleaning system performance data at the 501F Users Group Annual Conference in Orlando

(ORLANDO, FL) - Gas Turbine Efficiency plc (AIM: GTE), a leader in energy and aviation products and services, will be a focal point at the upcoming 2010 501F Users Group Annual Meeting in Orlando, where Mike Bishoff, O&M Supervisor of Cleco Evangeline, will be presenting recently validated data from GTE's compressor cleaning model system on the SGGT6-5000F.

GTE's automatic online wash cleaning system has been designed to provide gas turbine operators the advantage of incorporating its patented water wash technology, which is seamlessly integrated into Siemens WDPF control system as an optimal solution for operational flexibility.

In 2008, GTE commissioned a rigorous Research and Development program with Cleco Evangeline to eliminate the excessive compressor fouling on three combined cycle SGT6-5000F (W501F) engines. Based on the results of the R&D efforts, GTE designed a patent-pending, fully automated, multi-stage nozzle cleaning system for online and offline compressor wash systems with the aim of reducing engine power degradation and increasing engine efficiency.

"The GTE water wash system is valuable because it is an easy to use, low maintenance cleaning system," said Bishoff. "Thanks to its implementation, the unit can maintain the power output, reduce fuel and parts costs, and provide added operational flexibility."

Bishoff will present evidence supporting how GTE's unit can cut the engine degradation in half in comparison to the OEM water wash system, while demonstrating an average percent power benefit of 1.18% and motivating an average increase in engine efficiency of 0.42%.

GTE offers similar systems for most industrial gas turbines, utilizing its proprietary technology to create cost-effective solutions to a common need for power plant operators in the Energy Industry.

In addition to being featured in a conference presentation, GTE will be hosting 501F users at its Welcome Reception on Sunday, February 21. The event will be held at the Admirals Pool at Disney's Yacht Club Resort from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. GTE will also be exhibiting in the vendor fair on Monday, February 22, where a model of the 501F bellmouth and inlet nozzles will be on display, showcasing GTE's nozzle spray patterns.

A full description of GTE's products and services, including case studies, can be found at www.gasturbineefficiency.com and the full Cleco case study will be available to event attendees during the 501F Users Group meeting.

About GTE
Gas Turbine Efficiency designs, manufactures and supplies proprietary cleantech energy saving and performance enhancing solutions to the power generation, oil and gas, and aviation industries. The company's extensive portfolio of patented cleantech solutions save fuel, reduce emissions, increase availability, and extend turbine and parts life. The Group also provides solutions for burning a wider variety and quality of fuels such as liquefied natural gas, clean coal and alternative fuel blends. Products and services developed by our world-class technology team include compressor cleaning and power augmentation systems; fuels management systems; combustion design, repair, upgrade and monitoring; and fluid and control auxiliaries.

For more information about Gas Turbine Efficiency plc and its products and services, please visit www.gasturbineefficiency.com.

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