Gas Turbine Cleaning

Gas Turbine Cleaners

The compressor cleaning equipment is designed to remove deposits from the compressor. A contaminated or dirty compressor will be most evident in the form of reduced maximum output power or increased exhaust gas temperature, and increase fuel consumption at a given output power and ambient temperature. In severe cases, deposits may cause compressor stall during acceleration or application of load.

The frequency of cleaning will be a function of the operating environment and degree of air filtration provided. The optimum frequency of cleaning is best determined by operating experience and regular monitoring of turbine performance.

R-MC is a superior cleaning liquid for removing oil contaminated build up and salt in the compressor and compressor diffusors. With R-MC, the cleaning procedure is easy, fast and safe. R-MC is non-toxic, biodegradable and non-flammable.

R-MC cleans gas turbine compressors and extends their component lives

Your problem


You can count on it. The compressor in your gas turbine engine accumulates contamination. we know the predictable problems that follow:

  • Dramatic power output reduction
  • Higher operating temperature
  • Poor fuel efficiency
  • Stalling and vibration during acceleration

Our solution

With R-MC, cleaning is only the beginning.
R-MC’s patent describes a unique deionized water-based formulation of surface active agents that inhibit contamination while it safely cleans compressor components. It works perfectly free of any harmful interaction with fuels or lubricants.

Inject R-MC while your engine is running . This environmentally safe online engine cleaning formula cleans by removing layers of contaminant deposits. Notice the fine white ash discharging with exhaust gases. That’s R-MC at work. When you add R-MC to your maintenance schedule, you can count on:

  • Restoration of designed efficiency
  • Lower operating temperature
  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Contamination reversal
  • Extended working life

Beneficial characteristics

  • Online or offline application
  • Meets all OEM and MIL-85704 specifications
  • Zero special D.O.T. restrictions
  • Safe for use online
  • Zero solvents
  • Non-toxic
  • Zero alkalis
  • Zero Phenols
  • Zero phosphate acids
  • Zero 2-Butoxyethonol
  • Zero petroleum by products
  • Non-flammable
  • Biodegradable

PowerBack compressor crank wash eliminates fouling for optimal performance

Your problem

  • Contaminants enter your turbine engine and:
  • disturb airflow
  • reduce compressor efficiency
  • increase fuel consumption
  • increase corrosion
  • create excessive thermal effects in the hot section

Our solution

A regular schedule of crank washing with PowerBack restores engine efficiency, extends time between inspections, and extends the lives of all your gas turbine compressor and hot section parts


PowerBack crank wash:
  • the industry’s most aggressive solvent-free detergent
  • contains twice the concentration of active ingredients in competing products
  • restores more power than any other competing crank wash products
  • appropriate for virtually all cleaning protocols for any make and model engine
Beneficial characteristics
  • Packaged by weight at 6% solids
  • Zero special handling requirements
  • Zero special handling
  • Zero reporting if accidentally spilled. PowerBack is environment safe
  • Non-toxic
  • Non-flammable
  • Biodegradable
  • Zero alkalis
  • Zero phosphate acids
  • Zero butoxyethanol
  • Zero petroleum byproducts
  • Zero special Department of Transportation restrictions
  • Cationic cleaning action
    • attacks organic contaminants: oil and grease
    • attacks inorganic foulants: salts and soils
  • Zero secondary storage requirements
  • Pre-mix or concentrate. Concentrate: One part PowerBack to six parts deionized/demineralized water. A single 30 gallon drum of 6:1 concentrate produces 210 gallons of PowerBack cleaner
  • Packaging:
    • 5 gallon pail
    • 30 gallon drum
    • 55 gallon drum
    • 300 gallon Portafeed container
  • Low foaming
  • Zero agitation required

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