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Gas turbine premixing systems

United States Patent

December 31, 2013
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Methods and systems are provided for premixing combustion fuel and air within gas turbines. In one embodiment, a combustor includes an upstream mixing panel configured to direct compressed air and combustion fuel through a premixing zone to form a fuel-air mixture. The combustor also includes a downstream mixing panel configured to mix additional combustion fuel with the fuel-air mixture to form a combustion mixture.
Kraemer; Gilbert Otto (Greer, SC), Varatharajan; Balachandar (Loveland, OH), Evulet; Andrei Tristan (Clifton Park, NY), Yilmaz; Ertan (Glenville, NY), Lacy; Benjamin Paul (Greer, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
12/ 508,545
July 23, 2009
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in the invention.