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COMBUSTOR INLET FLOW CONDITIONER

United States Patent Application

20180106482
A1
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A combustor includes an inlet flow conditioner. The inlet flow conditioner includes a sleeve that circumferentially surrounds a portion of a fuel nozzle assembly and that extends from a forward end of a combustion liner to an inner surface of an end cover. The sleeve defines a plurality of apertures circumferentially spaced about the sleeve. A portion of the inner surface of the end cover and the sleeve define a head end volume of the combustor. An inlet to a premix passage of at least one fuel nozzle of the fuel nozzle assembly is disposed within and is in fluid communication with the head end volume.
Berry, Jonathan Dwight (Simpsonville, SC), Bush, Brandon Lamar (Simpsonville, SC), Purcell, Timothy James (Greenville, SC), Stoia, Lucas John (Taylors, SC)
15/ 292,485
October 13, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] 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.