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Industrial stator vane with sequential impingement cooling inserts

United States Patent

August 6, 2013
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A turbine stator vane for an industrial engine, the vane having two impingement cooling inserts that produce a series of impingement cooling from the pressure side to the suction side of the vane walls. Each insert includes a spar with a row of alternating impingement cooling channels and return air channels extending in a radial direction. Impingement cooling plates cover the two sides of the insert and having rows of impingement cooling holes aligned with the impingement cooling channels and return air openings aligned with the return air channel.
Jones; Russell B (North Palm Beach, FL), Fedock; John A (Port St. Lucie, FL), Goebel; Gloria E (Jupiter, FL), Krueger; Judson J (Jupiter, FL), Rawlings; Christopher K (Stuart, FL), Memmen; Robert L (Stuart, FL)
Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. (Jupiter, FL)
13/ 623,291
September 20, 2012
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FE0006696 awarded by Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.