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Fuel Injection Module for Segmented Annular Combustion System

United States Patent Application

20170276360
A1
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The present disclosure is directed to a fuel injection module for a segmented annular combustion system. The fuel injection module includes a housing body, a fuel nozzle portion, and at least one fuel injection lance. The fuel nozzle portion is fluidly coupled to a fuel nozzle plenum within the housing body, and the at least one fuel injection lance is fluidly coupled to an injector fuel plenum within the housing body. In some cases, the fuel nozzle portion is a bundled tube fuel nozzle having one or more subsets of tubes. The fuel injection lances are positioned along a radial side of the housing body or circumferentially between two subsets of tubes. Liquid fuel cartridges extend through the fuel nozzle portion, the fuel injection lances, or both.
Berry, Jonathan Dwight (Simpsonville, SC), Hughes, Michael John (State College, PA), Flanagan, James Scott (Simpsonville, SC)
15/ 464,406
March 21, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FE0023965 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.