Even in the case of use of fully deionized feedwater, deposits of chlorides, sulfates, sodium, or silicates can build up on the turbine blades. These can result in loss of efficiency and can lead to damage to the turbine.
To remove these films, the turbines are mechanically cleaned. This method can only be performed during downtime and causes high costs.
Chemical cleaning processes with acids or alkalis can lead to corrosion and embrittlement of the base material.
Using the method of turbine cleaning developed by us, the films are carefully washed off the surface without any addition of aggressive acids and the basic material is not damaged.
Cleaning can be carried out during operation or during a shutdown. The use of our process ensures effective cleaning and shortens the downtime of the system.