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Shim for sealing transition pieces

United States Patent

July 24, 2012
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According to one aspect of the invention, a shim for sealing two adjacent turbine transition pieces is disclosed. The shim includes a circumferential member that includes a first lateral flange and a second lateral flange. Further, the first and second lateral flanges each comprise a tab configured to mate to a first surface plane and the first and second lateral flanges are configured to mate to a second surface plane, wherein the first and second surface planes are substantially parallel. In addition, the shim includes a first flange extending substantially perpendicular from the circumferential member.
Lacy; Benjamin Paul (Greer, SC), Demiroglu; Mehmet (Troy, NY), Sarawate; Neelesh Nandkumar (Niskayuna, NY)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
12/ 900,072
October 7, 2010
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643, awarded by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in this invention.