The TEWS system is the perfect tool to use every time flights are conducted over salt water. This Sikorsky S92 Helibus requires a daily Engine Fresh Water Wash with Hydro's TEWS-C in order to maintain peak performance when delivering crew members to an off-shore oil rig. Not only will the TEWS alleviate the salt build-up produced by over ocean flights, it will also increase the efficiency and power of the turbine engine by 3-10%!
You are seeing an Advanced Total Aircraft Wash System (ATAWS) completing a turbine engine wash procedure on a UH-64 Apache. This is only one function of the ATAWS. It is also a capable Aircraft Wash System for airframe washing.
An new generation of turbine engine wash systems, and still fully self contained. The TEWS-D is a battery-powered system with ample water and chemical (gas path, alcohol, and/or de-icing fluid) storage onboard. The TEWS system is designed to be pushed, driven or airlifted to the aircraft and placed into immediate operation.
Totally self-contained, the 12/075TEWS-DST is the next generation of cleaning systems designed specifically to support large aircraft engine washing requirements. With sufficient fluid capacity and individual discharge controls, this system will wash one engine individually or two engines simultaneously.
Turbine Engine Washing
Engine health is the most important factor when operating your aircraft. The environmental conditions that flight is performed are another factor that the flight crew must consider when determining power available. Some of these may be fire fighting, flight over salt water, high altitude operations and flight in high air pollution environments.
Maintenance personnel are tasked to deal with maintaining peak performance of the aircraft engines in all environments. Compressor cleaning is one of the paramount events that they use to maintain power requirements and mitigate corrosion of the compressor, turbine blades and seals in the engine.