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.

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:

  • 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.

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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

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19 August 2010

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GEA Westfalia Separator Group
South Africa

GEA Westfalia Separator South Africa (Pty.) Ltd.

286, 16th Road

1685 Halfway House

Private Bag X210



South Africa

+27 11 805 69 10 +27 11 805 69 11

GEA Westfalia Separator Australia Pty Ltd

47 Northgate Drive

Thomastown, Vict. 3074



+61 3 9463 1921 +61 3 9464 5455

GEA Westfalia Separator India Pvt. Ltd.

201, Competent House

110 046 New Delhi

7, Nangal Raya Business Centre



+91 11 2852 0538 +91 11 2852 1769

GEA Westfalia Separator do Brasil Industria de Centrifugas Ltda.

Av. Dr. Carlos de Campos 1.167

CEP 13032-690 - Campinas - SP

Vila Industrial



+55 19 3772 60 68 +55 19 3772 60 66

GEA Westfalia Separator Argentina S.A.

Sarmiento 3540

C 1196 AAP Buenos Aires



+54 11 486 44700 +54 11 486 450 279
New Zealand

GEA Westfalia Separator NZ Ltd.

356, Church Street

Penrose, Auckland


New Zealand

+64 9 526 2320 +64 9 526 33 49

GEA Westfalia Separator Italia S.R.L.

Via G. Di Vittorio 17

I-43044 Lemignano di Collecchio (PR)



+39 0521 334 911 +39 0521 334 920

GEA Westfalia Separator France

18, Avenue de l' Europe

02407 Château-Thierry Cedex



+33 3 23 84 81 00 +33 3 23 84 81 01

GEA Westfalia Separator UK Ltd.

Old Wolverton Road

MK 12 5PY

Milton Keynes


United Kingdom

+44 1908 576 500 +44 8708 305 515

GEA Westfalia Separator Japan K.K.

Park Shiba Bldg., 3rd Fl,

Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0014

17-11, Shiba 2-Chome



+81 3 5443 3762 +81 3 5443 3768

GEA Westfalia Separator (China) Ltd

Hong Kong Plaza Fl.23

Sai Ying

188 Connaught Road West


Hong Kong

+852 2866 0009 +852 2520 0432

GEA Westfalia Separator, Inc.

100 Fairway Court

Northvale, NJ 07647


United States of America

+1 201 767 39 00 +1 201 767 34 16

Westfalia Separator Ibérica S.A.

Avda. San Julián, 147

08403 Granollers



+34 93 861 71 00 +34 93 849 44 47

GEA Westfalia Separator Norway AS

Gjerdrums vei 12

0486 Oslo



+47 22 02 16 00 +47 22 02 16 01
Middle East

GEA Middle East FZE

Khaled Bin Whaled Street

P.O. Box 51189

7th floor, Suite 707



United Arab Emirates

+97 143 974 730 +97 143 974 731

GEA Westfalia Separator CIS Ltd.

Semenovskiy val 6/1, Stroenie 1

105094 Moscow



+7 495 787 20 05 7 +7 495 787 20 08

GEA Westfalia Separator Canada, Inc.

835 Harrington Court

L7N 3P3

Burlington, ON



+1 905 319 3900 +1 905 319 3903

Westfalia Separator Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.

Calle 9-Este Esq. Andador Central

62500 Jiutepec, Morelos




+52 777 320 10 88 +52 777 319 09 87

Westfalia Separator (S.E.A.) Pte. Ltd.

15 Tai Seng Drive

Singapore 535220

#01-02, Axis Industrial Centre



+65 6283 68 34 +65 6283 23 49

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