You need to design your silencers correctly for combustion turbines

Working in a loud environment isn’t going to do you any favours, especially in the long term. If you spend day after day around noise, there is a real risk of harm. Thankfully, there is a solution available to you. Ventx specialises in designing an array of industrial silencers. These products work with your existing systems to keep noise at safer levels. Our team is able to provide autoclave silencer designs in addition to various other models, including ones for combustion turbines.

One of the most important things in power generation is to supply the highest amount for the tiniest footprint. Combustion turbines can do that. In addition, the modular design makes them a cost efficient choice. This is across every land-based industry. They work in marine applications as well.

However, wherever you place the turbines, there has to be a balance between noise control and power output. For the former, silencers play an integral role.

What type of silencer to use?

Here, silencers fall into two groups; exhaust and inlet models. Each requires different materials and has specific operating conditions.

Inlet systems possess an allowable pressure-loss limit for the whole system. It is a way of stopping the turbine from stalling. The majority of inlet systems include a filtration system and evaporative cooling. This can add to pressure loss. You need to factor this in when you design the silencer to ensure it won’t have an impact on the operation.

As for the exhaust system, you tend to get more flexibility. This is because combustion turbines normally don’t have an issue pushing exhaust gases out. You just need to ensure the silencer won’t compromise this in any way or create turbulence.

Aerodynamic design

This is an essential element for creating exhaust and inlet silencers. However, in a plethora of legacy industrial applications, system ducting tends to be as small as possible. The goal was likely to lower construction costs and materials. Unfortunately, it can cause some trouble for designing the silencer. You need to think about the size and how to still get an aerodynamic model.

The thing to keep in mind here is that silencer systems won’t have long lifespans if they have a bad design. They can also undermine turbine performance. You will require efficiently designed and carefully analysed lined silencer baffles. They are vital when you retrofit combustion turbine exhaust systems. This is essential when you use silencers with parallel baffles. They should provide aerodynamic, acoustic, and structural performance.

Your one stop shop for turbine and autoclave silencers

At Ventx, we make sure our silencers work for the clients. To do so, we use the very best acoustic modelling software to design them. It allows us to create models that suit your specs, including the size of the ducting.

So, if you need turbine or autoclave silencer models, please get in touch with us. We give you access to our fantastic resources and will deliver great products.