Motorists experience the accumulation of insects and dirt on their windscreen after a long drive. When aircraft fly – and particularly when they take off – the same thing can happen to the insides of jet engines.
All aircraft engines become soiled during normal operations by airborne contaminants such as sand, dust, soot, salt, insects and pollution. These can cause engines to operate inefficiently and lead to overall deterioration in engine health. As a result, an engine burns more fuel and operates at higher temperatures which can result in premature engine maintenance. Every kilogram of fuel saved eliminates 3.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions.
The EcoPower engine wash system has demonstrated the ability to effectively remove contaminants from compressor airfoil surfaces, restoring engine compressor performance, reducing fuel burn and maintenance. A cooler, cleaner running engine offers long- term maintenance cost savings. Fuel use can be reduced by up to 1.5% using EcoPower on a regular basis.
The EcoPower engine wash is a closed-loop system that protects the environment and offers a mobile, fast, repeatable, and efficient process. Deionised, heated and atomised water is sprayed to clean the engine components. There are no toxic chemicals or detergents. The water is collected and filtered to produce pure, deionised water for reuse. This minimal waste stream is approved by airport environmental authorities around the world. Consequently, EcoPower can be performed right at the gate, eliminating the requirement to tow the aircraft to a remote location.