Turbine Inlet & Other Pre-Cooling


Quick Facts:

  • Increases output up to 20%
  • 100% evaporation when needed
  • Reduces NOx emissions
  • Low start up and operating costs
  • Fast ROI (measured in days or weeks)
  • Controls to optimize performance under changing conditions

The results are so reliable that we offer the industry's first:









The SMARTMIST™ Turbine Pre-Cooling system is an effective 100% Evaporative Air Pre-Cooling system. It is a proven, easy to install, retrofit system that has been designed and engineered to take full advantage of the power of mist pre-cooling to drastically increase the efficiency of gas turbines by cooling and condensing the inlet air.

It uses a high pressure, 100% evaporative mist that is controlled by a series of automated and manual controls integrated into our HP Smart Pump™ system. This allows the pre-cooling to activate only when needed. When activated, the atomized mist is released into the intake air’s sub-climate, instantly evaporating - creating a drop in air temperature of up to 50°F depending on ambient temperature & humidity.

This condenses the intake air so that the turbine can work at peak performance all year round. This provides an extremely fast ROI (measured in weeks - not years) because of improved output, especially during the peak demand of hot summer days.. More about the turbine pre-cooling.


The System

The SMARTMIST™ Turbine Pre-Cooling system consists of 2 main components:


HP Smart Pump™ & Control System:

The HP Smart Pump™ consists of a series of high pressure pumps(1000 to 2000 PSI). Each series is customized to meet the cooling load required for a specific install. This can be anywhere from a few GPM - to hundreds of GPM depending on the size of the job, cooling demand and climate conditions of the install.

The Controls are set in series to allow for full automatic and manual control over how much mist is used , when it is used, and where. This allows us to meet the various cooling demands needed under changing conditions, without the waste of water or other resources.

HP Smart Array™ High Pressure Mist Runs & Nozzles:

The HP Smart Array™ is an array of customized high pressure nylon and/or stainless steel mist runs and nozzles designed to meet your power plant’s specifications and environmental conditions. Each run can include hundreds of nozzles and can be tied together through a series of manifolds to individual or multiple pumps, depending on the size and amount of control that is needed. During installation they are carefully positioned and re-calibrated to maximize efficiency while using the least amount of resources.


Note:To eliminate the concern of scale build up or corrosion, we use a combination of “100% evaporation”, water treatment and mineral reduction systems - as needed for the specifics of each install.



The SMARTMIST™ Turbine mist system is designed to work with any size and type of air intake system. A standard installation usually takes from 1 to 3 days and can be done by us or one of our factory trained Authorized Dealers.

All installations come complete with services such as pre-cleaning, system testing, and an ongoing maintenance program. We will also install each system in a manner consistent with your building codes & business needs. This includes pump placement, water treatment, wire & tube harnessing and other services as needed.




Other Mist Pre-Cooling

For all other industrial & commercial mist cooling applications visit our parent company: Cloudburst® Misting Systems, Inc.



The SMARTMIST systems are a proven technology that will boost the efficiency of most air cooled systems thus significantly increasing their performance and/or lowering energy use and costs. After auditing your equipment and needs, we will provide you with a minimum performance contract that will guarantee a minimum average performance increase and/or energy savings.

If your minimum performance increase and/or energy savings is not met during the first 60 days of operation, we will promptly remove our equipment and refund 100% of your money including equipment and labor upon your request.*

*Request must be made within 90 days of initial installation. See contract for more details.