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Protect your gas turbines with natural gas testing from SGS.

Industrial Gas Turbine

Gas turbine manufacturers provide warranty specifications covering the fuel quality permitted for use in their gas turbines. These fuel specifications are used to ensure that fuel quality is defined at the onset of a project and throughout the lifetime of the turbine.

Our natural gas experts provide testing and sampling services designed to help protect your valuable turbines and related assets. By helping monitor and ensure that acceptable turbine specifications are met with our turbine quality verification program, we can certify your compliance with gas quality specifications. The better the gas fuel quality, the better the performance on your turbines. That’s why we also determine trace contaminates, which could have a major impact on your turbine’s longevity.

Why choose gas turbine fuel quality testing from SGS?

We offer you:

  • A tailored scope of work, designed to meet your manufacturer’s specific quality and performance requirements
  • Hydrocarbon and trace element monitoring to help ensure operational reliability and equipment longevity
  • Combustion system emission regulations – reduction of NOx Emissions
  • Contaminants detection, measurement and their impact
  • Detailed determination of particulates in the gas stream
  • Burner nozzle longevity support
  • Critical temperature and pressure calculations

Comprehensive gas turbine fuel quality testing from a leading provider of services to the energy industry

As a world-leading provider of testing, inspection, verification and certification services to the energy industry, we offer you extensive experience of gas turbine fuel quality testing. We have built quality testing programs to support manufactures of natural gas-fired turbines for the generation of electricity, for clients such as General Electric, Siemens, Allison, Dresser, Solar, Rolls Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Mitsubishi, Kawasaki and others.

Typical required analyses for gas quality warranty protection include:

  • Gas composition by gas chromatograph, ASTM D1945
  • Moisture content, ASTM D5454
  • Hydrocarbon dew point
  • Alkali metals
  • Particulates – size and distribution
  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Low-level sulfur detection
  • Siloxanes

Gaseous fuels can contain a wide variety of contaminants such as solids, water, higher hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen. We provide testing for all these contaminants and more.

With our extensive expertise in the natural gas and power generation industries, we offer a wide range of services to help ensure the optimal performance of your power plants, from the design and construction phases through to operation.

To help you keep track of the health of your valuable equipment, we also provide comprehensive turbine and other machinery lubricant, fluid and grease condition monitoring and trending. Condition monitoring captures trending data, providing you with early warning of potential failure and other problems, so you can avoid expensive repairs and disruptive downtimes. Plus, our SOFIA online reporting tool allows you to access key data quickly, no matter your location.

To discuss your gas turbine fuel quality testing requirements, contact us today.