WHO ARE WE?
Global Supplier to the Gas Turbine Industry
Baltec Inlet & Exhaust Systems (Baltec IES) is an Australian owned and operated company providing a range of services to the gas turbine power industry. The company has been in operation since 1987 and has steadily expanded its operations globally. Baltec IES provides a broad range of products to the industry, such as gas turbine inlet filtration systems (filter houses), inlet cooling/fogging systems, acoustical components, expansion joints and complete exhaust systems with guillotine and diverter dampers. These products are applicable to new systems, upgrades, and retrofits, and spare part supplies. While these complete systems are most commonly requested by our clients, Baltec IES provides a range of other products to cover non-standard applications or specific requests. At Baltec IES, our engineering services enable us tailor any of our products to meet clients’ requirements.
Baltec IES was formed in Australia in 1987 with the goal of providing the power-generation industry with quality gas turbine inlet, exhaust and heating/cooling systems. Since then, our manufacturing experience has extended into 24 countries throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America. Baltec IES prides itself on the long-term relationships it has developed with clients over three decades of operation. We have designed and manufactured inlet systems, also known as filter houses, and exhaust systems for machines ranging in size from GT10 / LM2500 (20MW) to SSC5-4000F / Fr9FA (300MW), some complete with cooling systems. Baltec IES is committed to producing quality products. Our quality management system complies with international standard ISO 9001:2008.
Our systematic yet innovative approach allows us to respond to clients’ needs promptly and efficiently.
We have established and continue to maintain a quality management system based on ISO9 001:2008. We strive for continual improvement and vigorous innovation by measuring and recording our internal objectives to deliver our products on time and at the highest quality, achieving consistent customer satisfaction with minimum material wastage.
Baltec IES has progressively expanded its operations, and now has offices and agencies in 26 countries. We have strategically-located offices and agencies all around the world to cover the needs of our clients and market regions.
Supporting this extensive global presence is our network of strategic alliances and agreements with more than 20 top manufacturing locations. This allows easy and efficient transport to site, minimising freight costs.
We use state-of-the-art 3D design software to cover all aspects of our product development process with a seamless integrated workflow, including design, review, communication and data management.
We are proud to have a multidisciplinary team of experts specialising in structural, electrical, mechanical and acoustical areas.
Noise, flow and structural simulations are performed for every piece of equipment to ensure their reliability once they are built.
- Extensive experience.
- We offer competitiveness by knowing where to reduce costs without compromising quality.
- Global recognition from leading EPCs, HRSG and GT manufacturers.
- Experience with whole GT size range.
- Committed, flexible, innovative and cutting edge.
- Worldwide network of fabrication, supply and freight.
- Project team with profound engineering experience.
- Peace of mind and customer satisfaction.
The main objective of Baltec IES is to provide top quality solutions to the gas turbine power industry.
We aim to achieve complete customer satisfaction by rigorously determining their exact requirements at the pre-tender and tender stages of a project so that these are met, including those of the product and service-related expectations such as on-time delivery.
We are and will always be part of the solution, not the problem.
Baltec IES provides its services for the whole life cycle of the project: from research and development, design and drafting to practical completion.
Our after-sales team provides full support during the lifetime of our products, as well as execution of retrofit projects and supply of spare parts.
Products & Solutions
A 360 Solution
Inlet Filter Houses
Baltec IES designs and manufactures both static and pulse-type filter houses, together with the necessary support structures. Static filter houses use disposable cartridge-type filters, and typically incorporate two levels of filtration – a stage of coarse pre-filters, for removing any larger airborne particles, followed by a stage of fine filters. The number of filters used, and hence the overall size of the filter house, is selected based upon the minimum time required between filter changes, usually specified by the customer, and the dust concentration. Pulse filter houses use conical-shaped filters and feature an inbuilt filter-cleaning system, where each filter is periodically blown clean by a burst of compressed air. The advantage of a pulse filter house over a static filter house is that the filter elements will last much longer between changes. As with a static filter house, the number of filters used – and hence the overall size of the filter house – is selected based upon the minimum time required before the filters need replacing. Ductwork necessary to interface the filter house to the turbine, including expansion joints and silencers, can be provided if necessary.
OptiMist Fogging Systems
These are an extremely effective yet low-cost option for increasing the MW output of the Gas Turbine. The OptiMist system works by injecting an atomised water mist into the inlet ductwork upstream of the turbine compressor. The water mist instantly evaporates, thereby cooling intake air and increasing air mass flow rate entering the turbine. The pumps and control system are mounted on a skid at ground level, normally adjacent the turbine, whilst the high-pressure spray manifolds and nozzles are fitted inside the inlet ductwork. Turbine downtime to fit the system to an existing installation is less than a week. Each OptiMist system is custom-designed based on the average climatic conditions at site. In operation, the optimal level of cooling (i.e. water flow rate to the nozzles) is constantly calculated and adjusted by the OptiMist control system, based on current ambient conditions. An additional larger pump is normally supplied with the OptiMist system to provide overspray, where more water is sprayed into the inlet air. Gains of up to 5% may be achieved using overspray.
Baltec IES undertakes extensive acoustic analysis on each project. When required, exhaust silencers are custom-designed to ensure the customer’s noise targets are met in terms of both near and far field levels, whilst at the same time providing maximum efficiency for the gas turbine, resulting in minimal pressure losses. The inlet and exhaust silencers can be provided as either horizontal or vertical flow types, depending on the geometry of the complete system and/or client preference.
In addition, we can supply industrial sound barriers to reduce the noise from different strategic sources. This is a low-cost and easy-to-install solution which are designed for maximum noise abatement. Panel walls are filled with sound-absorbing materials, selected according to a case-by-case basis to achieve best noise attenuation results. These panels can be fabricated to any size and their installation/removal kept simple.
Bypass and HRSG Exhaust Stacks
Heating & Cooling Systems
Evaporative Cooling & Chiller Systems
Evaporative cooling works by drawing turbine inlet air through a stage of evaporative media fitted downstream of the combustion air filters. The media is kept wet consistently by pumping water up from a storage tank at ground level. The air is naturally cooled as it passes through the media by water evaporating from the media surface. Chillers work on the same principle as refrigerators, passing the inlet air past a set of heat-exchanger pipes that are kept cold by the circulation of a refrigerant gas or chilled water. Baltec IES supplies electric centrifugal chiller systems or absorption chiller systems powered by exhaust gas, fuel or steam.
For harsh cold environments, including Arctic regions, Baltec IES provides innovative solutions for Heating Systems in Filter Houses. Baltec engineers can deliver custom designs for all environmental conditions on a case by case basis.
A diverter damper is a large modulating valve and an important component of the bypass exhaust system. Baltec IES can customise and manufacture diverter dampers to suit any size of gas turbine. Diverters utilise an automated seal air system to guarantee 100% sealing efficiency and are available with either electric or hydraulic drive, supplied with a local control panel which also provides the interface to the plant DCS for full remote operation. Smaller diverters, with gas paths typically less than 3m x 3m, are normally direct-drive, whereby the diverter blade is driven directly by the hydraulic or electric actuator. Diverters larger than 4m x 4m are usually toggle-drive, utilising a linkage mechanism to reduce operating strain on the diverter blade and shaft. We have delivered orders for the biggest diverter damper ever built so far: a 6.5m gas path.
For personnel safety and long product life, we design our diverters, elbows and exhaust stacks with cold shells, using a layer of ceramic fibre insulation between the inner stainless-steel liner and outer duct surfaces. This ensures the equipment has an exterior temperature typically less than 50°C, even with exhaust gas temperatures exceeding 680°C. Other alternative designs can be offered, such as warm and hot shell, depending on specific project requirements.
Baltec have expert inspectors available to mobilize to your site to undertake a detailed condition inspection and report of findings for:
- Filters and Cooling Systems
- Inlet & Exhaust Ductwork
- Electrical, Control and Hydraulic Systems
- Inlet & Exhaust Silencers
- Exhaust Plenums and Diffusers
- Expansion Joints
- Diverter Dampers
Maintenance & Service Plans
Baltec can provide valuable assistance to your operations & maintenance teams to implement and maintain comprehensive Maintenance & Service plans for the critical equipment around the Gas Turbine:
- Development & execution of comprehensive maintenance checklists.
- Implementation & provision of remote telemetry systems.
- Maintenance technician supervision for maintenance activities.
Field Equipment Repairs
Scheduled outages are the rare opportunity to undertake much needed repairs on critical equipment to ensure the power plant will operate reliably and efficiently until the next scheduled outage.
Baltec can assist in this critical period by providing:
- Field equipment inspections.
- Design of repair methods.
- Manufacture of required parts.
- Technical supervision of repairs.
- Ongoing monitoring of repairs.
Replacements, Retrofits & Upgrades
Upgrades and retrofits are a necessity to ensure your plant meets or exceeds availability and production targets.
Baltec can assist by upgrading, refurbishing or replacing existing:
- Diverter dampers
- Expansion joints
- Control Systems
- Inlet heating/chilling/fogging systems
- Filter house and Wet compression systems
Baltec manufactures and supplies a broad of original OEM components. The areas that Baltec frequently supplies parts are:
- Electrical, control and hydraulic system components
- Filter house components (incl. air filters)
- Exhaust plenum liners
- Fogging system components
- Diverter drive components, bearings and blade seals
- Inlet & exhaust expansion joints
- All exhaust ductwork components
- Silencer splitters and splitter infill
State Supplier to Gas Turbine Industry
- North America
- South America / Caribbean
- Mexico / Central America
- Middle East
Call us on
HEAD OFFICE: +61 3 9763 6711
Baltec Head Office
10 Ferntree Place, Notting Hill
VIC 3168 Melbourne, Australia
To be in touch with one of our regional offices, please contact the Head Office and we will be more than happy to redirect your enquiry to the right person.
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