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The Benefits of GPU Turbine Engine Wash Systems

A turbine engine will be subjected to intense heat, the build-up of deposits, and a general build-up of dirt and debris. Due to the importance and benefits of turbine engines, they should be regularly cleaned as a part of their standard maintenance. With turbine engine wash systems, high pressure and high temperature water can be used to remove dirt, salt, debris, and other build-up that deters peak engine performance. In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of ground power unit (GPU) turbine washers in particular, allowing you to determine whether they are a good solution for your needs.

Without a suitable ground power unit, one would require large air tanks and wash systems to conduct a proper clean for their turbine engine assemblies. With a ground power unit version, cleaning can be carried out very quickly and efficiently, making such procedures much easier. Additionally, many GPU washers are compatible with aircraft of all types and sizes.

Another benefit of using ground power unit washers lies in their ability to remove harmful substances from the engine with ease, an example being the removal of carbon monoxide that may collect in the engine compartment. By regularly cleaning the turbine engine and reducing overall carbon monoxide levels, risks can be reduced for the means of bolstering the safety of those working in and around the aircraft.

During cold starts, turbine engines will sometimes face what is known as a “blow out,” which is when highly compressed and heated air causes a reversal of flow at the separator. By regularly cleaning the turbine engine assembly with a portable wash system, low fuel pressure can be directed to the fuel tank so that the overall fuel economy of the aircraft is enhanced with lower fuel consumption. Additionally, washing will also improve cruise control efficiency, reduce fuel boiling while at high altitudes, and much more.

 As a last major benefit of the ground power unit turbine washer, waste products can be expelled from the system with ease, ensuring that excess oil, hydraulic fluids, water, and other materials are removed for the benefit of performance. With a properly and regularly cleaned turbine engine, operators can expect increased reliability and longer service lives for assemblies and their components.

Depending on the parts of an assembly that are being washed, it is important to take advantage of the right tools and settings. For example, high static pressure systems and high-pressure jetting systems will require different settings, and power trains, bearings, and other hardware may vary as well. By using the correct equipment and pressure settings, one can prolong the life of their engine while ensuring that all assembly components continue to operate with peak performance.

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