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Systems and Methods for Mitigating a Flashback Condition in a Premixed Combustor

United States Patent Application

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A method may mitigate a flashback condition in a gas turbine. The gas turbine may include a fuel nozzle. The method may include detecting the flashback condition in the fuel nozzle, and interrupting a flow of fuel to the fuel nozzle.
Ziminsky, Willy Steve (Simpsonville, SC), Uhm, Jong Ho (Simpsonville, SC), York, William David (Greer, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady NY)
12/ 356,799
January 21, 2009
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.