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New Parker Gas Turbine Filtration clearcurrent® PRO SP+ Filter Leads the Way in Protecting Gas Turbines in Dusty Environments

20th November 2017

Parker Hannifin, today announces the release of its new clearcurrent PRO SP+ cartridge filter at the ADIPEC show. Designed and manufactured specifically for gas turbines in the Middle East, the PRO SP+ filter sets a new standard for gas turbine protection in the region through superior dust-holding capacity and pulse-ability. “We chose ADIPEC as the perfect launching pad for our new clearcurrent PRO SP+ filter,” said Paul Sennett, General Manager - Gas Turbine Filtration Division at Parker. “This new filter delivers low operating differential pressure and is precisely what our customers in the region have been asking for.”

The PRO SP+ filter uses FLEX Technology, consisting of flexible pleats that release dust and debris better than standard filters utilized in the region. As customers know, the harsh conditions found in the Middle East require a filter that maintains its differential pressure (DP) for as long as possible to keep the gas turbines operating normally. The pulse-ability of the PRO SP+ allows the filter to have lower DP across the life of the filter.

Inlet filters are often times found further down a gas turbine (GT) operator’s maintenance checklist, but if the wrong filter is selected, the gas turbine performance soon suffers. The PRO SP+ belongs to the PRO technology family of products from Parker, which are proven to help maintain GT output and reduce maintenance costs for users. Rather than just being based on laboratory testing, PRO (predictable reliable output) technology has been well proven based on resulting compressor performance and protection in real-world installations in harsh environments – making this technology an ideal choice for reliable operation in the Middle East. 

“We know GT operators care about maintaining the performance of their gas turbine. They want filters that work and don’t cause additional worries,” said Sennett. “The PRO SP+ helps remove those worries with its design and dust-holding capability.”

The PRO SP+ filter is qualified to the extremely stringent Saudi ARAMCO standards, and is the best-performing ARAMCO filter in the clearcurrent product line. It can handle both wet and dry particulates, and is particularly good at protecting the turbine from damage caused by salt. These characteristics help the PRO SP+ deliver a superior operating profile to comparable filters used in the region.