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Flow conditioner for fuel injector for combustor and method for low-NO.sub.x combustor

United States Patent

September 10, 2013
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An injector for a gas turbine combustor including a catalyst coated surface forming a passage for feed gas flow and a channel for oxidant gas flow establishing an axial gas flow through a flow conditioner disposed at least partially within an inner wall of the injector. The flow conditioner includes a length with an interior passage opening into upstream and downstream ends for passage of the axial gas flow. An interior diameter of the interior passage smoothly reduces and then increases from upstream to downstream ends.
Dutta; Partha (San Diego, CA), Smith; Kenneth O. (San Diego, CA), Ritz; Frank J. (San Diego, CA)
Solar Turbines Inc. (San Diego, CA)
12/ 015,366
January 16, 2008
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made in part with the U.S. Government support under Contract DE-FC26-05NT42647 awarded by the Department of Energy to Precision Combustion Incorporated. The Government may have certain rights in this invention.