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Method and system for providing cooling for turbine components

United States Patent

9,416,662
August 16, 2016
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A system for providing cooling for a turbine component that includes an outer surface exposed to combustion gases is provided. A component base includes at least one fluid supply passage coupleable to a source of cooling fluid. At least one feed passage communicates with the at least one fluid supply passage. At least one delivery channel communicates with the at least one feed passage. At least one cover layer covers the at least one feed passage and the at least one delivery channel, defining at least in part the component outer surface. At least one discharge passage extends to the outer surface. A diffuser section is defined in at least one of the at least one delivery channel and the at least one discharge passage, such that a fluid channeled through the system is diffused prior to discharge adjacent the outer surface.
Morgan; Victor John (Simpsonville, SC), Lacy; Benjamin Paul (Greer, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
14/ 016,769
20150059357
September 3, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643, awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Government has certain rights in this invention.