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Segmented Annular Combustion System with Dual Fuel Capability

United States Patent Application

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A segmented annular combustion system with dual fuel capability includes an alternating arrangement of fuel injection modules and integrated combustor nozzles. The fuel injection module includes a bundled tube fuel nozzle portion and fuel injection lances, which are fluidly coupled via conduits to respective fuel plenums. A liquid fuel cartridge is disposed within the bundled tube fuel nozzle portion, within one of the plurality of fuel injection lances, or within both the bundled tube fuel nozzle portion and one of the plurality of fuel injection lances. A gas turbine having the segmented annular combustion system is also provided.
Berry, Jonathan Dwight (Simpsonville, SC), Widener, Stanley Kevin (Greenville, SC), Hughes, Michael John (State College, PA), Flanagan, James Scott (Simpsonville, SC)
15/ 464,400
March 21, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FE0023965 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.