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FUEL INJECTION ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN TURBINE ENGINES AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SAME

United States Patent Application

20130199189
A1
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A fuel injection assembly for use in a turbine engine is provided. The fuel injection assembly includes a plurality of tube assemblies wherein each of the plurality of tube assemblies includes a plurality of tubes. At least one injection system is coupled to at least one tube assembly of the plurality of tube assemblies. The injection system includes a fluid supply member that is positioned a predefined distance upstream from the tube assembly. The fluid supply member includes a first portion that includes at least one first opening for delivering fluid toward the tube assembly for reducing dynamic pressure oscillations within a combustor and/or reducing NOx emission within the combustor during operation of the turbine engine.
Uhm, Jong Ho (Simpsonville, SC), Johnson, Thomas Edward (Greer, SC)
13/ 368,658
February 8, 2012
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643, awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Government has certain rights in this invention.