Parker filters picked for Lackawanna power plant
By Jack Burke20 October 2021
Filters designed for high efficiency turbines
The Gas Turbine Filtration Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. said Invenergy has selected Parker’s clearcurrent ASSURE filters for its new high efficiency gas turbines at the Lackawanna Energy Center.
The 1480 MW Lackawanna Energy Center in Jessup, Pennsylvania, USA, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including three of GE’s latest H-class gas turbines which provide net efficiencies greater than 60% in combined cycle mode and faster start-ups.
The move to GE H-class turbines is a significant investment and includes the installation of Parker clearcurrent ASSURE filters. These filters are specifically engineered to protect the intricacies of the latest high efficiency gas turbines. Based on decades of knowledge and experience with turbine installations for power generation, these filters have been tested beyond standard requirements and were specifically engineered to ensure gas turbine performance, reliability and availability are not compromised and that the system is protected from damage caused by contaminants in the airstream, according to Parker Hannifin.
“The H-class turbines provide us with significant increases in performance and responsiveness to energy demands,” said Jason Carey, Plant Manager at Invenergy. “By producing energy more efficiently, we are also reducing the environmental impact of the plant. Having invested in this technology, the clearcurrent ASSURE filters give us peace of mind that this performance has optimum protection to ensure its ongoing performance, reliability and longevity.”
For the Lackawanna Energy Center, clearcurrent ASSURE filters complement the upgrade to the latest gas turbine technology, the company said.