The Author, of Pennwalt Ltd, discusses the water-washing of crude and residual oil fuels, in particular of the removal of sodium from such fuels before they are burned in industrial gas-turbines, including ships' engines of this type. Sodium is the main component in the formation of certain corrosive compounds in these turbines, and is particularly harmful to the turbine blades. The Sharples water-washing system for these fuels is described. The plants offered incorporate G1500 or G3000 Gravitrol disc centrifuges, and cover handling capacities of between 2 and 60 tonnes/ hr. The system, which is normally two-stage, can incorporate more stages to suit the degree of sodium removal required, and a vanadium inhibitor can, if required, be included (vanadium cannot be removed by water-washing). All major items in the plant, including the centrifuges and the pumps, have a standby so that maximum throughput can still be obtained during routine maintenance or other stopages.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    29 Palace Street, Westminster
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Fielding, W S
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

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  • Accession Number: 00303300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM