Inlet icing can occur on LM series turbines at temperatures less than 40˚F (4.4˚C) and humidity greater than 65%. Ice formation can lead to restrictions in the inlet system resulting in possible damage to package and turbine equipment.
What Can Upgrading Do for You?
- Anti-icing system prevents ice related internal damage to engine blades, reducing turbine downtime and repair times.
- Anti-Icing system controls are automated to run only when ice is detected.
- Increased efficiencies and power outputs.
How we get you there
- Waste heat from the combustion inlet air is used to heat the inlet air by 10 to 40°F above ambient temperature, preventing icing.
- The waste heat recovery system is a skid placed alongside the turbine, consisting of:
- Pump system using a closed loop of glycol-water
- Chilling coils
- Air filter house
- Heat Exchanger connected to the combustion inlet air Waste Heat Recovery Unit (WHRU)
- Control logic allows system to be idle if icing is not present and to activate when icing detected. There are 4 total states: idle, anti-icing, air-purge, and full purge.
Applicable Turbine Models
- LM6000, LM2500, LM5000, LMS 100, LM1600, TM2500