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Apparatus and filtering systems relating to combustors in combustion turbine engines

United States Patent

July 24, 2012
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A combustor for a combustion turbine engine, the combustor that includes: a chamber defined by an outer wall and forming a channel between windows defined through the outer wall toward a forward end of the chamber and at least one fuel injector positioned toward an aft end of the chamber; a screen; and a standoff comprising a raised area on an outer surface of the outer wall near the periphery of the windows; wherein the screen extends over the windows and is supported by the standoff in a raised position in relation to the outer surface of the outer wall and the windows.
Johnson; Thomas Edward (Greer, SC), Zuo; Baifang (Simpsonville, SC), Stevenson; Christian Xavier (Inman, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
12/ 848,580
August 2, 2010
It is believed that this invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the Department of Energy. It is believed, therefore, that the Government has certain rights in the invention