Compressor Wash:


The Compressor is the Dominant Factor in Aircraft Gas Turbine Performance. Any Reduction in Compressor Efficiency can have Significant Effect on the Service Life. The Compressor is subject to Continuous Fouling, as a result an Engine Performance Deterioration:  Increase in EGT, More Fuel Consumption and Shortened Time Between Overhaul (TBO). Atmospheric Contamination is the largest Cause of Compressor Fouling, Deposits include: Carbon, Oxides, Sulphur and Salt. Other Contaminations are mainly from Oil and/or Fluid Leakages.

Compressor Cleaning Methods include Grit Blasting or Liquid Wash (Compressor Wash / Performance Wash).

Definition of Liquid Wash
Emulsion-, Organic Solvent and Aqueous Cleaners designed to wash  gas turbine engine compressors to improve their efficiency and reduce fuel consumption and emissions

Advantage of Liquid Wash
In Contrast with Grit Blasting Materials, the Liquid Wash is very simple as the Fluid can Pass Through the Engine safely, Little, if any, Preparation is Required

Regular Cleaning Proved To:

  • Reduce Fuel Cost
  • Restore Performance
  • Decrease EGT
  • Minimize Engine Overhaul Cost (TBO)


Product Name



Turco 5884

Concentrated liquid solvent-based in-place jet engine compressor cleaner

(AMS) 1548
(CFM) CP 5060
(GE) C04-140 (70-80-30) 
(MIL) AFML MX 78-54 (D6-17487) 
(MIL) MIL-C-85704 (Ty I)
(PW) SPMC 87-12 
(RR) OMAT 1/15A

Turco 6783-50

Neutral, aqueous in-place compressor cleaner concentrate for aviation and aero derivative engines

(GE) MID-TD-0000-5 
(MIL) MIL-C-85704 (Ty II)
(MIL) MIL-C-85704 (Ty III RTU)
(PW) SPMC 87-11C 

Turco Jet Wash K3

Neutral, aqueous in-place jet engine compressor cleaner for aviation and aero derivative engines.

(AMS) 1548
(PW) SPMC 87-11
(TM) CCT APPROVED (Dec 1993) 
(TM) CCT NT5626


Engine Overhaul