Separation solutions from the technology leader GEA is one of the largest suppliers for the food processing industry and for a wide range of other process industries. As an international technology group, we focus on world-leading process technology and components for sophisticated production processes. In 2015, GEA generated consolidated revenues in excess of EUR 4.6 billion and employed about 17,500 people worldwide.
With the treatment of fuel oils, lube oils and fuels for turbines and diesel engine power installations in power plants, GEA makes a crucial contribution to reliable, economical and resource-conserving energy supply. The design of the treatment systems is precision craftsmanship and is tailored to the nature of the respective oils and fuels used. Both continuously operating, self-cleaning separators as well as ready to connect treatment systems with a high degree of automation ensure sustainable safety and a constantly high capacity.
Based on our process competence, our centrifuges combine high separation and clarification efficiency and throughput capacities with the greatest possible cost management of energy, water, production and disposal operations. Centrifuges have been manufactured in Oelde, Germany, since 1893. Today, GEA centrifuges along with our experience gathered from over 3000 process engineering applications stand worldwide for maximum efficiency with minimum consumption of resources.
Fuel oil treatment systems for gas turbine power plants
Power producers operating gas turbine power plants can save enormous costs by installing fuel oil treatment systems in their gas turbine power plants. Efficient treatment of diesel oil, heavy fuel oil and crude oil drastically reduces the gas turbine blades' susceptibility to corrosion. This means the time until the next overhaul is significantly extended. Overhauling a gas turbine (including power outage) is very cost-intensive. Treatment systems from GEA therefore protect the core investment of the plant; the gas turbine. If stand-by liquid fuel is used, gas fired power plants also need a fuel oil treatment system from GEA.
Centrifugal separation systems for diesel engines
The power generation industry often uses diesel engines that burn heavy fuel oil, crude oil or diesel oil. By supplying separation systems specifically designed for continuous operation under roughest conditions, GEA provides for optimum power output and a long service life for these engines while taking into consideration the high environmental standards. Self-cleaning separators with GEA unitrolplus systems automatically monitor the water level in the oil and the separation of the solid material round the clock. As a result, optimum separation efficiency for different fuel and lube oils is ensured. Normally servicing is necessary only after 8000 to 16,000 operating hours. Surveillance-free operation also reduces personnel costs tremendously. The accumulated oil sludge can be processed directly in the power station, thereby reducing the disposal costs considerably. All separation systems are available as modules. Other ready-to-connect systems are also available as compact units in combination with components such as GEA ViscoBooster Units (VBU).