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Active Control of Flame Holding and Flashback in Turbine Combustor Fuel Nozzle

United States Patent Application

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A system includes a turbine combustor fuel nozzle. The turbine combustor fuel nozzle includes a swirl vane. The turbine combustor fuel nozzle also includes an injection hole configured to inject fluid in a downstream region of the swirl vane. The injection of fluid in a downstream region of the swirl vane may be in response to detection of a condition indicative of a flame inside the turbine combustor fuel nozzle.
Uhm, Jong Ho (Simpsonville, SC), Ziminsky, Willy Steve (Simpsonville, SC), Stevenson, Christian Xavier (Inman, SC)
12/ 499,772
July 8, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.