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Fuel injection nozzle and method of manufacturing the same

United States Patent

9,574,533
February 21, 2017
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A fuel injection head for use in a fuel injection nozzle comprises a monolithic body portion comprising an upstream face, an opposite downstream face, and a peripheral wall extending therebetween. A plurality of pre-mix tubes are integrally formed with and extend axially through the body portion. Each of the pre-mix tubes comprises an inlet adjacent the upstream face, an outlet adjacent the downstream face, and a channel extending between the inlet and the outlet. Each pre-mix tube also includes at least one fuel injector that at least partially extends outward from an exterior surface of the pre-mix tube, wherein the fuel injector is integrally formed with the pre-mix tube and is configured to facilitate fuel flow between the body portion and the channel.
Monaghan; James Christopher (Moore, SC), Johnson; Thomas Edward (Greer, SC), Ostebee; Heath Michael (Easley, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
13/ 916,767
20140367495
June 13, 2013
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT 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.