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United States Patent Application

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In one embodiment, a compressor discharge casing of a gas turbine engine is designed to receive discharge air from a compressor and to direct a first portion of the discharge air into a combustor of the gas turbine engine and a second portion of the discharge air into a nozzle assembly of a gas turbine to cool components of the gas turbine. A heat transfer device is configured to receive a cooling fluid and to cool the second portion of the discharge air with the cooling fluid.
Lacy, Benjamin Paul (Greer, SC), Anand, Ashok Kumar (Schenectady, NY), Chupp, Raymond Edward (Simpsonville, SC), Garcia-Crespo, Andres Jose (Greenville, SC), Gustafson, Ross James (Greenville, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady NY)
12/ 775,401
May 6, 2010
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.