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Measurements Inside a Bluff-Body Stabilized Gas Turbine Combustor for Application of Pressurized Biomass Derived Low Calorific Value Fuel Gas and Comparison of the Results: Part 2

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Marco van der Wel, Wiebren de Jong

Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Hartmut Spliethoff

Technical University Munich, Germany

Paper No. GT2006-91240, pp. 455-459; 5 pages
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2006: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
  • Volume 2: Aircraft Engine; Ceramics; Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Environmental and Regulatory Affairs
  • Barcelona, Spain, May 8–11, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4237-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3774-2
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


In our previous paper [Van der Wel (2005)] the main results about combustion efficiency and emissions have been presented of experiments with a medium size (TUD) combustor of 1.5 MWth operated on low calorific value (LCV) fuel gas with heating values (HHV) ranging from 1.88 to 4.64 MJ/m3 n (50 to 120 Btu/scf). In the current paper the experiments are presented where the amount of primary and secondary air are varied in order to examine the effects of stoichiometry on the combustors performance and these results are compared with a previously tested downscaled typhoon combustor from ALSTOM. Also, results are presented with respect to traversing measurements behind the primary zone of the TUD combustor. It was found that the NH3 to NO conversion decreases at increasing pressure and that higher concentrations of methane in the fuel result in higher ammonia to NO conversions. Also it was observed that the swirling typhoon combustor seemed to have less problems achieving lower ammonia conversions than the bluff body stabilized TUD combustor.

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