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060390010 - COMBUSTION PRODUCTS USED AS MOTIVE FLUID

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
060740000 With fuel injector 269
060737000 Fuel and air premixed prior to combustion 183
060739000 With fuel supply manifold for separate injectors 18
060736000 Fuel preheated upstream of injector 9
060735000 Fuel injected into turbine 3
20130036739GAS TURBINE COMBUSTOR - A gas turbine combustor 02-14-2013
20090013693INTEGRATED FUEL NOZZLE WITH FEEDBACK CONTROL FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A gas turbine engine includes a combustor having a fuel nozzle assembly for delivering fuel to a combustion chamber. A sensor is at least partially housed within the fuel nozzle assembly for sensing a parameter associated with the delivery of fuel to the combustion chamber. In one example, the sensor is an optical sensor coupled to an optical decoder for ascertaining the parameter. A trim valve is in communication with the fuel nozzle assembly. A controller is in communication with the sensor and is programmed to actuate the trim valve to adjust the amount of fuel delivered through the fuel nozzle assembly in response to the parameter. In one example, an end of the optical sensor is arranged near a fuel exit of the fuel nozzle assembly. The controller actuates the trim valve for the fuel nozzle assembly to achieve a desired air/fuel ratio and/or balance the fuel delivery of the fuel nozzle assembly relative to another fuel nozzle assembly within the gas turbine engine's combustor system.01-15-2009
20120240585CONSTANT VOLUME COMBUSTOR - A constant volume combustor device includes detonative combustion. In one form the wave rotor of the constant volume combustor is supported by magnetic bearings.09-27-2012
060749000 Having bluff flame stabilization means 1
20100269509Anti-flashback features in gas turbine engine combustors - A gas turbine combustor (10-28-2010
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20130042620METHOD FOR REPAIRING FUEL NOZZLE GUIDES FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMBUSTORS USING COLD METAL TRANSFER WELD TECHNOLOGY - A fuel nozzle guide for a combustor of a turbine engine includes an annular base with a hub section, the hub section at least partially formed of a Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) weld and a method and system therefor.02-21-2013
20100115952GUM SUBSTANCE MONITORING APPARATUS, GUM SUBSTANCE DETECTING METHOD, AND GAS TURBINE SYSTEM - A gum substance monitoring apparatus (05-13-2010
20120174587 FUEL FLOWMETER HAVING AN IMPROVED REGULATOR DEVICE - A fuel flowmeter for being fed by a pump including an inlet and an outlet, including: a metering valve including an inlet and an outlet, and arranged downstream from the outlet of the pump; a return circuit connecting the inlet of the metering valve to the inlet of the pump; and a pressure regulator device including: a movable valve member to close and open the return circuit, a pressure difference detection surface fastened to the valve member and axially separating a first chamber in communication with the inlet of the metering valve from a second chamber in communication with the outlet from the metering valve, a piston axially separating the second chamber from a third chamber connected to the outlet of the metering valve, and a channel putting the second chamber in communication with the third chamber.07-12-2012
20130036738TURBOMACHINE FUELING SYSTEM WITH JET PUMP - A fuel supply assembly supplying a combustion chamber of a turbomachine with fuel and pressurizing the fuel, including: a first pump that pressurizes fuel drawn from tanks of an aircraft; a second pump that raises pressure beyond an outlet pressure of the first pump, and that provides constant fuel delivery, some of fuel leaving the second pump being sent to the combustion chamber via a direct circuit, the part of fuel not sent to the combustion chamber being recirculated, via a recirculation circuit, to upstream of the second pump; a hydraulic unit metering delivery to be injected into the combustion chamber of the turbomachine by a metering device on the direct circuit and at least one heat exchanger through which the fuel passes. The exchanger is positioned in a direct circuit downstream of the point at which the recirculation circuit branches off and upstream of the fuel metering device.02-14-2013
20100107640Air cooling apparatus for a purge valve - A cooling enclosure for a valve includes an elongated housing body having a pair of housing portions and a pair of removable end plates, the pair of housing portions separable along at least one longitudinally-extending seam. Fastener devices are provided for securing the pair of housing portions engaged along the at least one longitudinal extending seam. One or more apertures are provided for accommodating a like number of valve fittings, and cooling air inlet and outlet openings are also provided in the housing body for supplying and removing cooling air to the housing body.05-06-2010
20100107639FUEL NOZZLE ASSEMBLY FOR USE WITH A GAS TURBINE ENGINE AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SAME - A fuel nozzle configured to channel fluid toward a combustion chamber within a gas turbine engine and a method for assembling the same are provided. The fuel nozzle includes a first hollow tube fabricated from a first material that has a first coefficient of thermal expansion and a second tube fabricated from a second material that has a second coefficient of thermal expansion that is different from the first coefficient of thermal expansion. The second tube is coupled within the first tube such that the first tube substantially circumscribes the second tube, and the second tube thermally expands approximately at a same rate as the first tube during fuel nozzle operation.05-06-2010
20100071373Pilot Burner for Gas Turbine Engine - A pilot burner (03-25-2010
20100269505SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMBUSTION DYNAMICS - A tunable fluid flow control system for controlling combustion dynamics in a combustor is disclosed. The control system includes a fuel supply path having an inlet portion, a first diverted portion, a second diverted portion, and an exit portion. A first diverted portion has a first length and a first diameter. A second diverted portion has a second length and a second diameter and spaced apart from the first diverted portion. The first and second diverted portions converge at a merging location. The exit portion is coupled to the merging location of the first and second diverted portions. At least one flow regulation device is coupled to the inlet portion and configured to divert fuel flow to the first and second diverted portions alternately to generate fuel flow perturbations at the merging location.10-28-2010
20100269504Coating system and method for reducing coking and fuel system fouling - A fuel system for delivering fuel to an engine includes a fuel tank, a hot section in fluid communication with the fuel tank for delivering fuel for combustion by the engine, and a coating applied to at least a portion of the hot section for reducing fuel coking. The coating includes a fluorine functional group and a silane functional group.10-28-2010
20130067919FUEL SUPPLY DEVICE OF GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A fuel divider included in a fuel supply device of a gas turbine engine includes a movable member which is movable according to a fuel pressure at a fuel entrance, opens only a pilot port when the fuel pressure at the fuel entrance is lower than a first pressure, and opens both of the pilot port and the main port when the fuel pressure at the fuel entrance is higher than the first pressure. In addition, the fuel divider includes an adjusting means which adjusts a value of the first pressure in such a manner that it applies to the movable member a counter force in a direction opposite to a direction in which the movable member moves according to the fuel pressure at the fuel entrance, and adjusts the counter force.03-21-2013
20090266078Fuel flow anti-interruption - An anti-flow interruption system is configured to provide a supply of fuel in the event of a fuel flow interruption from a fuel tank. The anti-flow interruption system includes a reservoir, a reservoir conduit, and a vapor bleed system. The reservoir conduit has an end disposed at the bottom of the reservoir and another connected to a fuel pump. The vapor bleed system includes a vapor bleed conduit and a vapor bleed restrictor. One end of the vapor bleed conduit is attached to the top of the reservoir and the other end is connected to the fuel pump. The vapor bleed restrictor is disposed in the vapor bleed conduit between the fuel pump and the reservoir. If fuel flow is interrupted and results in vapor being present in the reservoir, liquid fuel remaining in the reservoir continues to be supplied to the fuel pump while the vapor bleed system removes the vapor.10-29-2009
20090235665POSITION SENSORS, METERING VALVE ASSEMBLIES, AND FUEL DELIVERY AND CONTROL SYSTEMS - Position sensors, metering valve assemblies, and fuel delivery and control systems are provided. In an embodiment, by way of example only, a position sensor includes a rotor, a primary winding wound around the rotor, a stator surrounding at least a portion of the rotor and the primary winding, and a secondary winding disposed adjacent to the stator. At least one of the primary winding and the secondary winding comprises copper and nickel.09-24-2009
20120266600FUEL FEED CIRCUIT FOR AN AEROENGINE - A fuel feed circuit for an aeroengine, the circuit including a high-pressure pumping system including first and second positive displacement pumps, a hydraulic actuator, and a fuel metering unit. As a function of a position of a slide of the actuator, a feed orifice of the actuator may be connected to a high-pressure delivery orifice connected to an outlet of the second pump, or to a low-pressure delivery orifice connected to a low-pressure feed line. The fuel metering unit includes through sections, one of these through sections being connected to an outlet of the high-pressure pumping system and the other through section being connected to an outlet of the high-pressure pumping system and leading to a high-pressure pilot chamber of the hydraulic actuator.10-25-2012
20110271679Liquid Fuel System and Method - The present application provides a liquid fuel system for use with a flow of a liquid fuel and a combustor of a gas turbine engine. The liquid fuel system may include a number of fuel lines in communication with the combustor, a purge air inlet positioned about each of the fuel lines, a number of drain lines with each drain line in communication with a respective fuel line, and a number of drain valves with each drain valve in communication with a respective drain line so as to drain the flow of liquid fuel in the fuel lines via a flow of purge air through the purge air inlet and opening the drain valves.11-10-2011
20110289927Method for Flushing a Section of a Fuel System of a Gas Turbine - A fuel system of a burner of a gas turbine and to a method for flushing a section of a fuel system of a burner of a gas turbine is provided. The method includes providing a feed line for feeding liquid fuel from a fuel source to the burner, providing a first and a second connection point to the feed line, providing a medium at the first connection point and generating a vacuum at the second connection point such that the fuel which is situated in the section between the two connection points is sucked out through the second connection point.12-01-2011
20110289926EXTRUDED FLUID MANIFOLD FOR GAS TURBOMACHINE COMBUSTOR CASING - A turbomachine includes a compressor, a turbine, and a combustor operatively coupled to the compressor and the turbine. The combustor includes a combustor casing having a flange, an outer surface and an inner surface that defines an internal passage. The combustor casing includes an extruded fluid manifold mounted to the outer surface. The extruded fluid manifold includes first and second walls integrally formed with a third, connecting, wall. The first wall includes a first mounting element and the second wall includes a second mounting element. The first mounting element extends axially along the combustor casing away from the first wall and the second mounting element extends axially along the combustor casing away from the second wall and the first mounting element. The extruded fluid manifold is joined to the outer surface of the combustor casing through the first and second mounting elements.12-01-2011
20110289925FUEL PUMPING SYSTEM FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A fuel supply system for a gas turbine engine has a first pump for delivering fuel to a first use on a gas turbine engine, and a second pump for delivering fuel to a second use on the gas turbine engine. A valve allows flow from the first pump to be delivered to the first use, but also routes some flow from the first pump to supplement fuel flow from the second pump until a pressure downstream of the second pump increases. The valve then allows flow from the second pump to flow to the first use to supplement the flow from the first pump.12-01-2011
20100170249METHOD AND APPARATUS TO FACILITATE COOLING OF A DIFFUSION TIP WITHIN A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A method and apparatus for a diffusion tip for use with a fuel nozzle is described. The diffusion tip has a substantially circular body including an outer surface and an opposite inner surface. The diffusion tip body extends from a discharge end to an inlet end. The diffusion tip includes an inlet surface adjacent to the discharge end and defined within the body. A discharge surface is defined opposite the inlet surface. A plurality of diffusion apertures each extend between the discharge surface and the inlet surface, each aperture is oriented relative to the body to discharge a diffusion flow outward therefrom at an angle γ (gamma) measured in an X-Z plane between a centerline of the aperture and an X-axis extending tangentially to the outer surface, and at an angle θ (theta) measured in a Y-Z plane between the centerline of the aperture and a Y-axis extending radially outward from the centerline.07-08-2010
20100077756FUEL LANCE FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A fuel lance (04-01-2010
20100064690FUEL NOZZLE TIP ASSEMBLY - A system, in one embodiment, includes a fuel nozzle tip retainer that includes a structural member having a geometry that blocks a tip insert from moving axially downstream of a fuel nozzle.03-18-2010
20100031659Method and Device for Monitoring the Formation of Deposits of Solid Particles, Particularly in a Fuel Line and in the Fuel Valves of a Gas Turbine - A process is disclosed for monitoring the formation of deposits of solid particles in a fuel line having a valve. A measure for the deposits of solid particles in the fuel line is determined by determining the degree of opening of the valve passage and the quantity of fuel flowing through the valve, and by comparing them with a previously determined control value which characterizes the deposit-free line. Also disclosed is a device for monitoring the formation of deposits of solid particles in a fuel line having a valve, the device having a measurement system for determining the current fuel flow and a measurement system for determining the current valve position, as well as an evaluation system connected to the measurement systems. Also disclosed is a combustion chamber comprising a device and operated by a process according to the invention, and a gas turbine with said combustion chamber.02-11-2010
20130098041SYSTEM FOR TURBINE COMBUSTOR FUEL MIXING - A system includes a plurality of interconnected mixing assemblies configured to mix a first fuel and water to generate a first mixture, and mix a second fuel and the water to generate a second mixture. The first and second fuel mixtures are configured to combust in a plurality of combustors of a gas turbine. The interconnected mixing assemblies include first and second fuel passages, a water passage, first and second mixers, first and second fuel valves, and first and second water valves disposed in an integrated housing. The first fuel valve has a first fuel flow coefficient between approximately 1.0 to 1.5, the second fuel valve has a second fuel flow coefficient between approximately 3.0 to 5.0, the first water valve has a first water flow coefficient between approximately 0.4 to 0.55, and the second water valve has a second water flow coefficient between approximately 3.5 to 5.0.04-25-2013
20090145131FUEL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR A GAS TURBINE WITH MULTISTAGE BURNER ARRANGEMENT - A fuel distribution system for a gas turbine with multistage burner arrangement is provided having at least one distribution line that branches off from a common fuel feed line and leads to a burner stage, and at least one element is provided in each distribution line for the specific influencing of the fuel mass flow. In such a fuel distribution system simplified controlling is made possible by a control valve being arranged in each case in one section of the distribution lines as an element for the specific influencing of the fuel mass flow, and in that a restrictor, which is preset in a fixed manner, is arranged in each case in the remaining distribution lines as an element for the specific influencing of the fuel mass flow.06-11-2009
20130213044ARCHITECTURE FOR FEEDING FUEL TO A POWER PLANT FOR DRIVING A ROTARY WING OF A ROTORCRAFT - An architecture for feeding fuel to a power plant (08-22-2013
20080289339METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE COMBUSTION IN A GAS TURBINE - A method and apparatus are described for controlling the combustion in a gas turbine. The method includes measuring, by means of one or two calorimeters, the temperature, calorific value and relative density of a gaseous fuel in order to determine the Wobbe index, comparing the Wobbe index value measured with a predefined Wobbe index value for the gaseous fuel and regulating the temperature of the gaseous fuel by means of at least one heat exchanger in order to reach the predefined Wobbe index value. The method may also include using a second gaseous fuel, having a different Wobbe index from the gaseous fuel, or a fuel obtained by mixing the gaseous fuel and the second gaseous fuel, according to arbitrary proportions and variable with time.11-27-2008
20090199561Fuel nozzle for a gas turbine engine and method for fabricating the same - A method for fabricating a secondary fuel nozzle assembly includes providing a nozzle portion defining a passageway configured to supply fuel. At least one peg is operatively coupled in fuel flow communication with the passageway. The at least one peg extends radially outward from the nozzle portion and defines at least one opening configured to direct a flow of fuel in a substantially upstream direction. A disc is positioned about the nozzle portion upstream of the at least one peg. The disc is positioned in communication with the at least one opening and configured to interfere with the flow of fuel to facilitate fuel atomization.08-13-2009
20090320480Fuel control arrangement - Fuel control arrangements provide and control fuel flow to injectors through fuel control valves. The injectors are connected to respective fuel control valves which in turn are connected to a first fuel flow path. The injectors are also connected to a second fuel flow path. The fuel paths are associated with a fuel source and generally have a recirculation valve between them. When flow in the flow path is stopped, recirculation of fuel can be provided across the recirculation valve to prevent fuel degradation. By provision of a restrictor valve in the second fuel flow path control of fuel recirculation can be achieved, as well as greater flexibility by presenting fuel flow separately through the second flow path to the injector whilst the first flow path is inhibited.12-31-2009
20110219773SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN FROM CELLULOSIC AND/OR GRAIN FEEDSTOCKS FOR USE AS A VEHICLE FUEL, USE IN THE PRODUCTION OF ANHYDROUS AMMONIA, AND TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY - Systems and methods for producing hydrogen from cellulosic and/or grain feedstocks for use as a vehicle fuel, use in the production of anhydrous ammonia, and to generate electricity. In at least one exemplary embodiment of a system for producing ammonia, the system comprises a fuel source containing fuel, a burn chamber coupled to the fuel source for burning the fuel to create energy, an electricity generator coupled to the burn chamber to generate electricity from the energy from the burn chamber, an electrolysis tank coupled to the electricity generator wherein electricity from the electricity generator facilitates the electrolysis of water present within the electrolysis tank to form hydrogen and oxygen, an ammonia reaction chamber coupled to the electrolysis tank, and a compressed air source coupled to the ammonia reaction chamber, wherein the hydrogen and nitrogen from the compressed air source react within the ammonia reaction chamber to generate ammonia.09-15-2011
20090049838TURBINE FUEL DELIVERY APPARATUS AND SYSTEM - A fuel nozzle for a turbine is disclosed. The fuel nozzle includes a housing, a plurality of fuel passages disposed within the housing, and a plurality of air passages disposed within the housing. A total flow area of the plurality of fuel passages is substantially equal to a total flow area of the plurality of air passages.02-26-2009
20090255256METHOD OF MANUFACTURING COMBUSTOR COMPONENTS - A method for fabricating a unitary component for a combustor is disclosed, said method comprising the steps of determining three-dimensional information of the unitary component, converting the three-dimensional information into a plurality of slices that each define a cross-sectional layer of the unitary component, and successively forming each layer of the unitary component by fusing a metallic powder using laser energy. A fuel nozzle component is disclosed, comprising a body having a unitary construction wherein the body is made by using a rapid manufacturing process.10-15-2009
20090255257FUEL DISTRIBUTOR - A unitary distributor is disclosed, comprising at least one main flow passage located within a distributor ring body, the main flow passage having an arcuate portion oriented in a circumferential direction around a distributor axis. Exemplary embodiments of a unitary distributor having an annular ring located at the axially forward end of the distributor ring body are disclosed. A fuel distributor is disclosed, comprising a fuel conduit and a distributor wherein the fuel distributor has a unitary construction.10-15-2009
20100162709FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM - A fuel supply system has valve communicating fuel to fuel nozzles. A fuel manifold supplies fuel to the valve. The valves are controlled by rotary drives extending from an actuator. At least part of the drive lies within the fuel manifold which serves to keep the drive cool and reduce significantly the number of seals required.07-01-2010
20100180598Burner and method for operating a burner - A method for operating a burner including a burner outlet opening with at least two sectors, each sector is assigned at least one fuel nozzle, is provided. The method is characterized in that fuel is supplied separately to the fuel nozzles of different sectors. Also described is a burner which includes at least two sectors wherein each sector is assigned at least one fuel nozzle. The burner includes at least two separate fuel supply lines and a device for adjusting the fuel mass flow which flows through the respective fuel supply line. The fuel supply lines supply fuel to the fuel nozzles of different sectors. Also described is a gas turbine which is fitted with at least one burner.07-22-2010
20120137691Gas turbine assembly and method therefor - An assembly for a gas turbine is presented. The assembly includes a gas supply pipe passing through a bore in a flange of the gas turbine for supplying gas to a combustion chamber of the gas turbine and a sleeve surrounding the gas supply pipe, having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is sealingly coupled to the gas supply pipe, and wherein the sleeve is adapted to be sealingly coupled to the flange at the second end such that the sleeve extends along a thickness of the flange.06-07-2012
20100139279FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME - A method of assembling a fuel delivery system is provided. The method includes providing a base that includes a surface, a receptacle extending into the base from the surface along a longitudinal axis, and a plurality of channels extending into the base from the receptacle. Each of the plurality of channels includes an inlet end and an outlet end, and each of the plurality of channels intersects the receptacle at the outlet end, wherein the receptacle and the plurality of channels are formed integrally within the base such that the plurality of outlet ends are spaced axially from one another. The method further includes securing a fuel nozzle within the receptacle, the fuel nozzle including a plurality of separate flow paths, wherein each of the plurality of channels is in flow communication with one of the plurality of separate flow paths.06-10-2010
20110056204Self-Contained Oil Feed Heat Shield for a Gas Turbine Engine - A gas turbine engine fuel heat shield configured to shield fuel from high temperatures of surrounding turbine components to prevent coking of the fuel is disclosed. The gas turbine engine fuel heat shield may be formed from a generally elongated member having a first collar at a first end and a second collar at a second end opposite to the first end. One or more recesses may be positioned in an outer surface of the generally elongated member between the first and second collars. A sleeve is positioned around the generally elongated member and radially outward of the recess to form one or more sealed chambers. The sleeve may be sealed to prevent fuel from entering the recess and coking. Such design, therefore, prevents the formation of carbon particles from the fuel that could clog the fuel injectors.03-10-2011
20110000214METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO THERMALLY PROTECT FUEL NOZZLES IN COMBUSTION SYSTEMS - A method of assembling a gas turbine engine is provided. The method includes coupling a combustor in flow communication with a compressor such that the combustor receives at least some of the air discharged by the compressor. A fuel nozzle assembly is coupled to the combustor and includes at least one fuel nozzle that includes a plurality of interior surfaces, wherein a thermal barrier coating is applied across at least one of the plurality of interior surfaces to facilitate shielding the interior surfaces from combustion gases.01-06-2011
20100037613FUEL INJECTOR AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME - A fuel injector is provided. The fuel injector includes a nozzle, a cooling assembly, and a tip coupled to the nozzle. The tip includes a base including a cooling channel defined therein, a first transition member extending outwardly from the base and in flow communication with the cooling channel, and a second transition member extending outwardly from the base and in flow communication with the cooling channel, wherein the base, the first transition member, and the second transition member are formed integrally together. The tip is configured to couple to the cooling assembly to channel a flow of cooling fluid through the cooling channel via the first transition member and the second transition member.02-18-2010
20100071374Spiral Cooled Fuel Nozzle - A fuel nozzle for delivery of fuel to a gas turbine engine. The fuel nozzle includes an outer nozzle wall and a center body located centrally within the nozzle wall. A gap is defined between an inner wall surface of the nozzle wall and an outer body surface of the center body for providing fuel flow in a longitudinal direction from an inlet end to an outlet end of the fuel nozzle. A turbulating feature is defined on at least one of the central body and the inner wall for causing at least a portion of the fuel flow in the gap to flow transverse to the longitudinal direction. The gap is effective to provide a substantially uniform temperature distribution along the nozzle wall in the circumferential direction.03-25-2010
20110072822HOSE ARRANGEMENT FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - An example gas turbine engine hose arrangement includes a hose configured to communicate fluid and a thermal blanket directly adjacent the hose. A section of the hose is radially closer to a centerline of the gas turbine engine than the thermal blanket. An example method of limiting hose exposure to thermal energy includes routing a hose near a combustor housing of a gas turbine engine and covering the hose with thermal blanket to limit thermal energy communicated radially inwardly toward an axial center of the combustor housing.03-31-2011
20100037612FUEL DIVIDER SYSTEM FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A fuel divider system includes a housing assembly and a flow passage network having an inlet, a primary outlet, and a secondary outlet. A fuel divider piston is slidably disposed within the housing assembly and movable between a flow biasing position and a flow equalizing position. A control chamber is fluidly coupled to the flow passage network and fluidly communicates with the piston. An inlet chamber, at least partially defined by the piston and the housing assembly, is fluidly coupled to the inlet. At least one channel is provided through the piston and configured to cooperate with the flow passage network to port the FD control chamber to: (i) the fuel pressure at the secondary outlet when the FD piston is in the flow biasing position, and (ii) the fuel pressure within the inlet chamber when the FD piston is in the flow equalizing position.02-18-2010
20090126367SEQUENTIAL COMBUSTION FIRING SYSTEM FOR A FUEL SYSTEM OF A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A gas turbine combustion system for a turbine engine is disclosed. The gas turbine combustion system may include a plurality of combustor baskets positioned circumferentially about a longitudinal axis of the turbine engine, at least one firing nozzle extending into each of the plurality of combustor baskets and a fuel delivery system in communication with each of the at least one firing nozzles and in communication with at least one fuel source. Each combustor basket may include a fuel flow control device of the fuel delivery system inline with each of the at least one firing nozzles in that combustor basket such that fuel flow to some of the combustor baskets can be shut off while fuel flow to firing nozzles in other combustor baskets remains unobstructed, thereby permitting some combustor baskets to remain non-fired while other combustor baskets are firing to reduce CO emissions.05-21-2009
20110162370FUEL SYSTEM ACOUSTIC FEATURE TO MITIGATE COMBUSTION DYNAMICS FOR MULTI-NOZZLE DRY LOW Nox COMBUSTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A dry low NOx (DLN) fuel nozzle of a fuel system is provided and includes one or more downstream orifices formed to define a first fluid path along which fluid is directed to flow, an upstream orifice, located upstream from the one or more downstream orifices, formed to define a second fluid path along which the fluid is directed to flow and connecting passages disposed to fluidly couple the first and second fluid paths of the downstream and upstream orifices, respectively, to one another. At least one of a radial size and an axial location of the upstream orifice is set to cooperatively detune an acoustic impedance of the fuel system.07-07-2011
20100281869Airblown Syngas Fuel Nozzle With Diluent Openings - A fuel nozzle tip for use with a combustor and a method of assembling the fuel nozzle tip are provided. The fuel nozzle tip includes a fuel tube and an air collar coupled to the fuel tube. The fuel tube includes a first plurality of circumferentially-spaced fuel openings and a second plurality of circumferentially-spaced fuel openings. The fuel tube is configured to channel fuel into a mixing zone defined within the combustor. The air collar includes a plurality of circumferentially-spaced air openings configured to discharge air into the mixing zone.11-11-2010
20100229556TURBINE FUEL NOZZLE HAVING HEAT CONTROL - In one embodiment, a system includes a turbine engine fuel nozzle having an air path, a fuel path, and a surface along the air path. The fuel path may be directed toward the surface. The turbine engine fuel nozzle also may include a heating element configured to heat the surface.09-16-2010
20090301091COMPRESSOR-LESS MICRO GAS TURBINE POWER GENERATING SYSTEM - A compressor-less micro gas turbine has a compressed working medium container for maintaining a gas turbine under pressure. A combustion chamber is in fluid communication with the compressed gas container for receiving a gas from the gas container and heating the gas within the combustion chamber to create an expanded gas. A heater heats the combustion chamber to expand the working gas therein. A turbine in fluid communication with the combustion chamber for receiving the expanded gas. The expanded gas drives the turbine. A generator is operatively coupled to the turbine. The turbine provides a mechanical input to the generator causing the generator to produce electricity.12-10-2009
20100031660SYSTEM AND ASSEMBLIES FOR PRE-HEATING FUEL IN A COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT - A system and assemblies for pre-heating fuel in a combined cycle power plant are provided. A fuel supply system includes a water heater assembly configured to heat a flow of water using progressively higher grade heat from a multi-stage heat exchanger arrangement. The fuel supply system also includes a fuel heater that includes a first flow path coupled in flow communication with a fuel flow path wherein the fuel heater includes a second flow path coupled in flow communication with a flow path for the flow of water. The fuel heater is configured to transfer heat from the flow of water to the flow of fuel.02-11-2010
20100024425TURBINE ENGINE FUEL NOZZLE - A fuel nozzle for a gas turbine combustor that includes an extended flange. At a first end, the extended flange may be configured to engage an end cover, thereby securing the position of the fuel nozzle within the combustor. At a second end, the extended flange may be configured to engage a swozzle, within which a supply of fuel and compressed air is mixed during the operation of the combustor. The extended flange may be formed as a single piece.02-04-2010
20090049839JET AIRCRAFT ENGINE WITH IONIZED THROUGHFLOW - A jet aircraft engine is ionized to improve its power and efficiency. Various engine components may be electrostatically charged to form positive and negative ions causing the air and the fuel-air mixture to electrostatically accelerate from the engine intake to the exhaust.02-26-2009
20100031658GAS TURBINE FUEL METERING UNIT - A fuel system for a turbine engine is provided. The fuel system includes a positive displacement pump driven by an electric motor. The pump is rotated in a first direction to deliver fuel to the turbine engine, and a second direction for evacuating fuel from the turbine engine. A shut-off check valve is open in a first direction in response to a first differential pressure created by the pump in the first direction. The shut-off check valve is biased to a closed position when the pump is rotating in the second direction. An ecology check valve is biased to a closed position in the first direction and open in the second direction in response to a second differential pressure created by the pump. The check valves open and close automatically in response to the pressures generated by the positive displacement pump in each of the first and second rotational directions. In this manner, simple, reliable valves are utilized to regulate the flow of fuel in the fuel system.02-11-2010
20100122535FUEL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR GAS TURBINE AND FEED FORWARD CONTROL METHOD - A fuel controller for a combustion system in a gas turbine having a combustion system, a fuel supply, a pressure control valve proximate the combustion system and a first pressure sensor proximate the pressure control valve, the fuel controller including: a proportional-integrated (PI) logic unit generating a control command for the pressure control valve and receiving input signals representing a desired fuel pressure at the pressure control valve and an input signal from the first pressure sensor representing an actual fuel pressure at the pressure control valve, and a plurality of control gains stored in electronic memory of the controller, wherein each control gain is applicable to a predefined operating condition of the gas turbine, and wherein the controller determines which set of control gains is to be applied by the PI logic unit based on an actual operating condition of the gas turbine.05-20-2010
20110094232APPARATUS FOR CONDITIONING AIRFLOW THROUGH A NOZZLE - A nozzle includes a center body and a shroud surrounding the center body to define an annular passage. An arcuate annular guide extending from a point radially inward of the shroud to a point radially outward of the shroud defines a first airflow between the arcuate annular guide and the shroud and a second airflow between the arcuate annular guide and the center body.04-28-2011
20110088400GAS FUEL SUPPLY APPARATUS - A gas fuel supply apparatus is constructed to be capable of supplying any one of propane gas and butane gas to a gas engine while switching between the propane gas and the butane gas. A check valve is provided in a gas fuel supply passages corresponding to a gas canister containing the gas fuel of a low working pressure (propane gas). The check valve prevents the gas fuel of a higher working pressure (butane gas) from flowing from a downstream side of the check valve to an upstream side of the check valve.04-21-2011
20090133401COMBUSTOR FOR TURBINE ENGINE - A turbine engine includes an annular combustor having a combustion chamber defined between an annular outer wall and an annular inner wall. A diffuser case substantially encloses the annular outer and inner walls. A fuel nozzle extends through the diffuser case to an outlet that provides fuel to an interior chamber of the combustor. In one embodiment, front portions of the inner and outer walls curve toward one another and overlap to form an annular gap or manifold through which fuel is distributed to the combustion chamber.05-28-2009
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20100205970Systems, Methods, and Apparatus Providing a Secondary Fuel Nozzle Assembly - Provided are systems, methods, and apparatus providing secondary fuel nozzle assemblies. For example, a secondary fuel nozzle assembly can include a central portion having a proximal end and distal end, and defining a central passage therethrough, which can include at least one coiled tube extending through the central passage from the proximal end to the distal end; a flange having at least one main secondary fuel orifice in fluid communication with the central passage at the proximal end and at least one pilot orifice in fluid communication with the at least one coiled tube at the proximal end; and a tip portion having a proximal end and distal end, and defining at least one passage therethrough, which can be in fluid communication with the distal end of the at least one coiled tube and at least one orifice formed in the distal end of the tip portion.08-19-2010
20120210716Pumping Arrangement - An aircraft fuel pumping arrangement comprises a first fuel pump, an electrically powered motor operable to drive the first fuel pump to deliver fuel to an outlet, a second fuel pump, a gas driven turbine operable to drive the second fuel pump to deliver fuel to the outlet, and a controller operable to control the operation of the gas driven turbine to determine the rate at which the second fuel pump is driven.08-23-2012
20100175380TRAVERSING FUEL NOZZLES IN CAP-LESS COMBUSTOR ASSEMBLY - A combustor includes a central fuel nozzle assembly and a plurality of outer fuel nozzle assemblies, each of the plurality of outer fuel nozzle assemblies having a center body and an outer shroud, the plurality of outer fuel nozzle assemblies being configured to abut one another in a surrounding relationship to the central cylinder such that no gaps are present between any two abutting ones of the plurality of outer fuel nozzle assemblies. One or more of the plurality of fuel nozzle assemblies may traverse axially back and forth according to embodiments of the invention.07-15-2010
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20100050640THERMALLY COMPLIANT COMBUSTION CAP DEVICE AND SYSTEM - A combustion cap plate is disclosed. The combustion cap plate includes: a plate having a planar surface and configured to be affixed to an assembly connected to a turbine combustion chamber, the plate defining a central axis perpendicular to the planar surface; a plurality of openings through the plate; and a plurality of raised portions formed by the plate. The raised portions each extend away from the planar surface in a direction of the central axis and having a shape conforming to a thermal gradient incident on the plate during a combustion process.03-04-2010
20120312022COALESCING FILTER - A fuel system comprising a liquid fuel tank, an engine, and a coalescing filter adapted to separate water from fuel, the filter having an inlet fluidically connected to the fuel tank, a first outlet fluidically connected to a fuel feed system for the engine, and a second outlet fluidically connected to the fuel tank, wherein the coalescing filter is adapted to discharge fuel filtrate from the second outlet and filtrand from the first outlet. Also, a method of removing water or ice from a fuel tank, the method comprising directing a flow of fuel from a fuel tank to a coalescing filter adapted to separate water from fuel, discharging filtrand from a first outlet of the coalescing filter to a fuel feed system for consumption by an engine, and discharging fuel filtrate from a second outlet of the coalescing filter and returning the fuel filtrate to the fuel tank.12-13-2012
20120186255SYSTEM FOR PRE-MIXING IN A FUEL NOZZLE - A system includes a fuel nozzle. The fuel nozzle includes a hub having an axis, a shroud disposed about the hub, an airflow path between the hub and the shroud, multiple vanes extending between the hub and the shroud, and a first fuel path leading to multiple first fuel outlets disposed on the multiple vanes. The fuel nozzle also includes a second fuel path leading to multiple second fuel outlets disposed on at least one of the hub and/or the shroud, wherein the multiple second fuel outlets are disposed at an axial distance upstream from a downstream end of the hub.07-26-2012
20100326077SYSTEM FOR MITIGATING A FUEL SYSTEM TRANSIENT - The present invention takes the form of a system that may reduce the effect of a transient of a fuel system. Essentially, an embodiment of the present invention incorporates a pressure control cell (PCC) with the fuel system. The PCC may be considered an additional volume that removes some of the fuel remaining in the fuel system during a transient event. During a transient event, when a rapid reduction of fuel is required for a fuel circuit, fuel may be allowed to exit a manifold of the fuel system and enter the PCC. This fuel may now be stored within the PCC and may no longer be available to the combustion can. A benefit of the present invention may be a reduced possibility of an undesired increase in rotor speed, and a lean blowout event.12-30-2010
20120260658FUEL FEED CIRCUIT FOR AN AEROENGINE - A fuel feed circuit for an aeroengine, the circuit including a high-pressure pumping system for delivering fuel at high pressure to combustion chamber injectors, the high-pressure pumping system including first and second positive displacement gear pumps driven simultaneously by the engine. A hydraulic switch member is interposed between respective outlets of the pumps, which makes it possible, in one state, to combine outlet flows from the two pumps to deliver fuel at high pressure to the combustion chamber injectors, and in another state, to discharge some or all of outlet flow from the first pump to a low-pressure feed line, an electrical control member serving to cause the hydraulic switch member to pass from one state to the other.10-18-2012
20100229555Fuel manifold with reduced losses - A fuel conveying member of a gas turbine engine fuel system conducting pressurized fluid flow is provided. The fuel conveying member comprises a body defining an L-shaped fuel flow passage therein, the L-shaped passage including an elbow. The elbow portion provides a substantially smooth fluid-dynamic transition between portions of the passage upstream and downstream thereof.09-16-2010
20110277480SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WASHING AND PURGING THE LIQUID FUEL SYSTEM OF A TURBINE WITH WATER - This system for supplying a turbine with liquid fuel comprises a liquid fuel inlet (11-17-2011
20120324895FUEL SUPPLY DEVICE OF GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A fuel supply device of a gas turbine engine is provided. The fuel supply device includes a fuel divider which divides fuel supplied from a collecting fuel passage to feed the fuel to a pilot fuel passage and to a main fuel passage. The fuel divider includes a movable member which is movable according to fuel pressure at the fuel entrance and opens and closes pilot ports and main ports according to a distance of the movement of the movable member. When the fuel pressure at the fuel entrance is not higher than a predetermined value, the fuel is supplied only to the pilot fuel passage, while when the fuel pressure at the fuel entrance is higher than the predetermined value, the fuel is supplied to the pilot fuel passage and to the main fuel passage.12-27-2012
20120137692 Combustion Apparatus - A gas turbine engine is provided. The gas turbine engine includes an air inlet, a combustor, an exhaust and first and second measurement devices. A plurality of fuel supply lines is provided to the at least one combustor. The first measurement device measures an amount of a gas in the air inlet. The second measurement device measures an amount of the gas in the exhaust. A control unit varies the fuel supply in the plurality of fuel supply lines so as to control the amount of the gas in the exhaust. The variation is made in dependence upon both the measured amount of the gas in the air inlet and the measured amount of the gas in the exhaust.06-07-2012
20100162708METHODS, APPARATUS AND/OR SYSTEMS RELATING TO FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEMS FOR INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY - An assembly for delivering a supply of liquid fuel and a supply of purge air to a gas turbine engine, the assembly comprising: an annular dual-flow check valve for controlling the flow through concentric channels that have a common outlet, the annular dual-flow check valve comprising: an outer body and an inner body that define the concentric channels, which include an outer channel and an inner channel formed therein; a spring activated annular poppet that resides in the outer channel and has a range of motion in the axial direction; and an opening through the inner body that connects the outer channel to the inner channel; wherein the axial movement of the annular poppet is regulated by the pressure of the flow upstream of the annular poppet in the outer channel; and the axial range of motion of the annular poppet includes at least two axial positions.07-01-2010
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20130174558SYSTEM FOR INJECTING FUEL IN A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a turbine combustor having a primary fuel injection system, a first wall portion disposed about a primary combustion zone downstream from the primary fuel injection system, and a second wall portion disposed downstream from the first wall portion. The turbine combustor also has a secondary fuel injection system disposed between the first wall portion and the second wall portion, where the secondary fuel injection system is removable form the first and second wall portions.07-11-2013
20130098042DETECTION OF THE OVERSPEED OF A FREE TURBINE BY MEASURING USING A TORQUE METER - An overspeed protection device includes at least one torque measurement unit supported by an output shaft coupled mechanically to a free turbine of a turbine engine and a signal processing unit able to transmit to a turbine engine regulating system a command to reduce a flow of fuel injected if it is detected that the torque has dropped below a first datum value. The signal processing unit is shaped to command a reduction of the flow if it is detected that the torque has dropped below a first datum value, the torque measurement used to trigger the reduction being taken during a rotation corresponding to a fraction of a revolution of the output shaft.04-25-2013
20130098040SYSTEM FOR TURBINE COMBUSTOR FUEL ASSEMBLY - A system includes a gas turbine engine having a combustor, a liquid fuel supply coupled to the combustor, and a water supply coupled to the liquid fuel supply. The water supply is configured to flow water through the liquid fuel supply while the liquid fuel supply is not in use to flow a liquid fuel.04-25-2013
20080289338High Efficiency 2-Stage Fuel Pump and Control Scheme for Gas Turbines - A two-stage system for delivering fuel to a gas turbine including a first stage variable pump for serving as a primary source of fuel, a second stage fixed pump for selectively supplementing the variable pump, a bypass valve connected to the fixed pump for loading and unloading the fixed pump and a regulator valve assembly connected to the variable pump and the bypass valve for controlling operation of the variable pump and the bypass valve. Preferably, the two-stage system also includes a control valve connected to the regulator valve assembly for setting a pressure differential across the regulator valve assembly and, thereby, loading and unloading the fixed pump.11-27-2008
20130192232Annular combustion chamber of a gas turbine - The present invention relates to an annular combustion chamber of a gas turbine with—relative to the engine axis—a radially outer combustion chamber wall and a radially inner combustion chamber wall, with the combustion chamber walls forming an annular combustion space, with a combustion chamber head having a plurality of fuel nozzles and air inlet openings, with the respective central axes of the fuel nozzles forming an envelope rotationally symmetrical to the engine axis, the envelope dividing the combustion chamber into an annular and radially outer area and an annular and radially inner area, with the radially outer area and the radially inner area having the same volumes.08-01-2013

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