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Hot gas path component cooling system having a particle collection chamber

United States Patent

February 20, 2018
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A cooling system for a hot gas path component includes a substrate having an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface defines at least one interior space. A passage is formed in the substrate between the outer surface and the inner surface. An access passage is formed in the substrate and extends from the outer surface to the inner space. The access passage is formed at a first acute angle to the passage and includes a particle collection chamber. The access passage is configured to channel a cooling fluid to the passage. Furthermore, the passage is configured to channel the cooling fluid therethrough to cool the substrate.
Miranda; Carlos Miguel (Greer, SC), Lacy; Benjamin Paul (Greer, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
14/ 739,727
June 15, 2015
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT The subject matter of this disclosure 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 the subject matter claimed herein.