Using Juniper’s unique water wash system, we feel confident in tackling most engines. From the world’s largest – the GE90-115B down to the CF34-8C – with the appropriate tooling in place no job is too little – or too large!
There is increasing awareness worldwide of the need for the aviation industry to make engines more efficient and reduce emissions. Regular water washing is acknowledged within the industry as a cost effective and worthwhile weapon in this fight for increased efficiency – restoring lost EGT margins and helping prolong engine life.
GE is well aware of these benefits and has recommended the Juniper wash cart method of water washing in it’s aircraft maintenance manuals. So, when Singapore Airlines needed one of it’s GE90-115B washing, Juniper was one of the obvious choices.
When carrying out a compressor wash on an engine, a licensed engineer is always required to motor over the engine, together with one or two aircraft mechanics to carry out disconnections or re-connections of PS3/P3B and PT25 lines to the FADEC unit, no matter who’s equipment is used. Singapore Airlines considered this the ideal opportunity to compare the Juniper wash cart method with other compressor washing services offered.
In October of this year, at the invitation of Singapore Airlines, we used the 2 x 25 gallon compressor wash rig and our GE90-115B long engine probes to perform a successful demonstration wash on one of their Boeing 777s fitted with the GE90-115B engine at Changi Airport and the Airline’s representatives declared themselves impressed with how simple, effective and user-friendly the whole procedure was.
Earlier this year, in May, also using the 2 x 25 gallon rig and our CF34-8C short engine probes, we carried out a water wash at Ciampino Airport, Italy, for Air One on the CF34-8C engine fitted to one of their CRJ900 aircraft, again with excellent results – A real case of little and large!