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GEA Westfalia Separator

Liquid Fuel Treatment Systems to Boost Power Generation

Diesel engine and gas turbine power plants must deliver energy round-the-clock even under extreme conditions. The continuous treatment of fuel and lube oils with centrifugal separation technology makes a key contribution to permanently reliable operation, simultaneously cutting running costs.

Diesel engine and gas turbine power plants must deliver energy round-the-clock even under extreme conditions. The continuous treatment of fuel and lube oils with centrifugal separation technology makes a key contribution to permanently reliable operation, simultaneously cutting running costs.

The system solutions of GEA Westfalia Separator’s Energy business line ensure efficient treatment of liquid fuels being used for power generation. Our applications include:

  • Biofuel treatment
  • Crude oil treatment
  • Diesel engine liquid fuel treatment
  • Gas turbine liquid fuel treatment
  • Heavy fuel oil treatment
  • Lube oil treatment
  • Oil-water-solids separation
  • Fuel conditioning
  • Fuel forwarding
  • System engineering

Our high-performance equipment to increase power plant efficiency includes:

The fuel treatment systems of GEA Westfalia Separator ensure a reliable, economical and resource-saving power generation.
The outstanding separation efficiency of the high-speed Westfalia Separator® eagleclass centrifuges sustainably optimises the reliable operation of turbines and diesel engines in power stations.
Liquid fuel oil treatment unit with control panel for hazardous area installation.
Fuel oil treatment system with six separators.
Fuel oil washing system.
  • Centrifugal disc stack separators for liquid-liquid-solid separation
  • Fuel conditioning modules (Westfalia Separator® ViscoBoosterUnit) for diesel engines
  • Fuel forwarding units for gas turbines

Fuel oil treatment systems for gas turbine power stations

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 Westfalia Separator 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 Westfalia Separator.

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 the roughest conditions, GEA Westfalia Separator 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 Westfalia Separator unitrol 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 8,000 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 Westfalia Separator ViscoBoosterUnit (VBU) or plate heat exchangers (PHE).

Service for optimum reliability in power plants

GEA Westfalia Separator, as a service provider, offers the necessary expertise to carry out all maintenance measures in its particular environment. Our global network of repair workshops and spare parts stores provides rapid and competent technical assistance support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – worldwide.

Service contracts designed to meet the power plant’s needs and the availability of genuine spare parts ensure economic operation throughout the entire lifecycle of the machines. Authorised repair workshops guarantee quality and safety. Through its global communication platform and authorised repair workshops, GEA Westfalia Separator exchanges the latest developments, improvements and innovative ideas to give you the best after-sales service available.

West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm

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GEA Westfalia Separator at CARILEC 2010

From 26 to 28 July 2010 the Business Line Energy of GEA Westfalia Separator Systems (GEA WS ST) attended this year's CARILEC Engineering Conference, one of the key events for the Caribbean electricity industry. The CARILEC, an association of Caribbean electric utility companies, founded in 19

19 August 2010

South Africa

GEA Westfalia Separator South Africa (Pty.) Ltd.
286, 16th Road
1685 Halfway House
Private Bag X210
South Africa


GEA Westfalia Separator Australia Pty Ltd
47 Northgate Drive
Thomastown, Vict. 3074


GEA Westfalia Separator India Pvt. Ltd.
201, Competent House
110 046 New Delhi
7, Nangal Raya Business Centre


GEA Westfalia Separator do Brasil Industria de Centrifugas Ltda.
Av. Dr. Carlos de Campos 1.167
CEP 13032-690 - Campinas - SP
Vila Industrial


GEA Westfalia Separator Argentina S.A.
Sarmiento 3540
C 1196 AAP Buenos Aires

New Zealand

GEA Westfalia Separator NZ Ltd.
356, Church Street
Penrose, Auckland
New Zealand


GEA Westfalia Separator Italia S.R.L.
Via G. Di Vittorio 17
I-43044 Lemignano di Collecchio (PR)


GEA Westfalia Separator France
18, Avenue de l' Europe
02407 Château-Thierry Cedex


GEA Westfalia Separator UK Ltd.
Old Wolverton Road
MK 12 5PY
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom


GEA Westfalia Separator Japan K.K.
Park Shiba Bldg., 3rd Fl,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0014
17-11, Shiba 2-Chome


GEA Westfalia Separator (China) Ltd
Hong Kong Plaza Fl.23
Sai Ying
188 Connaught Road West
Hong Kong


GEA Westfalia Separator, Inc.
100 Fairway Court
Northvale, NJ 07647
United States of America


Westfalia Separator Ibérica S.A.
Avda. San Julián, 147
08403 Granollers


GEA Westfalia Separator Norway AS
Gjerdrums vei 12
0486 Oslo

Middle East

GEA Middle East FZE
Khaled Bin Whaled Street
P.O. Box 51189
7th floor, Suite 707
United Arab Emirates


GEA Westfalia Separator CIS Ltd.
Semenovskiy val 6/1, Stroenie 1
105094 Moscow


GEA Westfalia Separator Canada, Inc.
835 Harrington Court
L7N 3P3
Burlington, ON


Westfalia Separator Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.
Calle 9-Este Esq. Andador Central
62500 Jiutepec, Morelos


Westfalia Separator (S.E.A.) Pte. Ltd.
15 Tai Seng Drive
Singapore 535220
#01-02, Axis Industrial Centre


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