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Gas turbine combustor transition

United States Patent

May 25, 1999
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A method of converting a steam cooled transition to an air cooled transition in a gas turbine having a compressor in fluid communication with a combustor, a turbine section in fluid communication with the combustor, the transition disposed in a combustor shell and having a cooling circuit connecting a steam outlet and a steam inlet and wherein hot gas flows from the combustor through the transition and to the turbine section, includes forming an air outlet in the transition in fluid communication with the cooling circuit and providing for an air inlet in the transition in fluid communication with the cooling circuit.
Coslow; Billy Joe (Winter Park, FL), Whidden; Graydon Lane (Great Blue, CT)
Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation (Orlando, FL)
08/ 803,614
February 21, 1997
The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of contract No. DE-FC21-95MC32267 awarded by the Department of Energy.