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Transition duct system with arcuate ceramic liner for delivering hot-temperature gases in a combustion turbine engine

United States Patent

9,810,434
November 7, 2017
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A transition duct system (10) for delivering hot-temperature gases from a plurality of combustors in a combustion turbine engine is provided. The system includes an exit piece (16) for each combustor. The exit piece may include an arcuate connecting segment (36). An arcuate ceramic liner (60) may be inwardly disposed onto a metal outer shell (38) along the arcuate connecting segment of the exit piece. Structural arrangements are provided to securely attach the ceramic liner in the presence of substantial flow path pressurization. Cost-effective serviceability of the transition duct systems is realizable since the liner can be readily removed and replaced as needed.
Wiebe; David J. (Orlando, FL)
SIEMENS ENERGY, INC. (Orlando, FL)
15/ 002,437
20170211811
January 21, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED DEVELOPMENT Development for this invention was supported in part by Contract No. DE-FE0023955, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. Accordingly, the United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.