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Combustor and method for purging a combustor

United States Patent

June 9, 2015
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A combustor includes an end cap. The end cap includes a first surface and a second surface downstream from the first surface, a shroud that circumferentially surrounds at least a portion of the first and second surfaces, a plate that extends radially within the shroud, a plurality of tubes that extend through the plate and the first and second surfaces, and a first purge port that extends through one or more of the plurality of tubes, wherein the purge port is axially aligned with the plate.
Berry; Jonathan Dwight (Simpsonville, SC), Hughes; Michael John (Greer, SC)
13/ 405,564
February 27, 2012
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643, awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.