Why Turbo-K

On-line cleaning of gas turbine compressors is known to provide the most effective method for preventing gas turbine fouling. It ensures maximum available power output, better fuel efficiency and reduced wear and tear on machine components such as bearings and blades. The period between necessary gas turbine shut-downs for off-line washing (crank-wash) is significantly extended, thus reducing costly down me and production losses.

Proven, outstanding performance in On-line cleaning

Turbo-K® is totally immune against the known “cloud-point” phenomenon of conventional surfactant cleaners. Upon exceeding the cloud point temperature, common surfactant ingredients drop the dirt removed from the front stages onto the latter stages of the compressor, causing the fouling to redeposit downstream. Turbo-K® has no cloud point temperature and thus exceptional dirt suspension abilities so that all fouling is carried into the combustion chamber no matter the working temperature.

Best possible cleaning power across the whole spectrum of fouling

Most compressor cleaners are formulated either from anionic, cationic or non-ionic surfactants. Often times also only a single of these ingredients is actively in charge of the product’s cleaning power. Turbo-K® contains a very complex and triple-active formula of cationic, non-ionic and amphoteric surfactants, of which the latter is a state-of-the-art surfactant custom made for Turbo-K®.

Corrosion inhibiting properties

Turbo-K® has inherent corrosion inhibiting properties to protect the compressor and is compatible with aluminum, magnesium, nickel-cadmium, stainless steel, and titanium.

Versatile (Offline & On-line cleaning)

End users indicate that Turbo-K® has similar off-line cleaning efficiency to that of solvent based cleaners and superior on line cleaning performance to all other cleaners in the market.

Convenient Supply

Turbo-K® is supplied as an industry standard 1:4 concentrate. For those that prefer the convenience of a ready-to-use product, Turbo-K® can be supplied pre-diluted. All variants are available in 1,000 litre IBCs, 200 litre drums and 20 litre containers.

Safe to use

Turbo-K® is not aggressive against the eyes and skin. No special precautionary measures are required when using the product, other than standard safety procedures specific to the individual application. Turbo-K® is non-hazardous, water-based, non-corrosive, non-toxic and non-flammable.

Worry-free disposal

Turbo-K® is degradable in any biological sewer system. Disposal of the off-line wash effluent therefore is determined by the engine fouling found in the solution.

Environmentally Friendly

Turbo-K® is a non-hazardous, non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-flammable, and biodegradable gas turbine compressor cleaner with no Alkyl Phenol Ethoxylates (a-p-e), Nonyl Phenol Ethoxylates (n-p-e) and other ingredients with aquatic toxicity in its formulation.

Turbo-K® has the highest rating by both CEFAS & OSPAR and is also REACH approved.

Turbo-K® Guarantees

Where a direct approval is not available, Turbo-K® International Ltd. upon request guarantees engine safety by means of a legally binding “Certificate of Conformity” for any ordered batch of product.


Turbo-K® is used worldwide on all types of gas turbines. Independent and unsolicited testimonials avow to the utmost superiority of Turbo-K® product when cleaning gas turbine compressors.

Endorsed by World’s Largest Manufacturers

Unconditional OEM approval for use of Turbo-K® by virtually all GT manufacturers, and conforms to US-MIL-PRF- 85704C specifications for Type II (Off-Line) and Type III (On-Line) aqueous cleaner concentrate for use on US Navy, US Airforce, US Marine Corps, US Army inventory.