A Direct Coal-Fired 80 MW Utility Combustion Turbine-Status Report PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
R. C. Diehl, D. B. Stickler, P. J. Loftus

Avco Research Laboratory/Textron, Everett, MA

R. L. Bannister, P. W. Pillsbury

Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Orlando, FL

Paper No. 89-GT-116, pp. V003T05A004; 6 pages
  • ASME 1989 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 3: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 4–8, 1989
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7915-3
  • Copyright © 1989 by ASME


The objective of this effort is to establish the technology required for private sector use of an advanced coal-fueled gas turbine power system. The system is to burn low-cost, utility-grade coal, and yet comfortably meet the EPA New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for coal-fired steam generators. Plant thermal efficiency is to surpass competing coal-utilization cycles.

Development of a successful high pressure slagging combustor is the key to meeting these objectives. As subcontractor to Westinghouse, Avco Research Laboratory/Textron (ARL) has designed and fabricated a subscale slagging combustor based on earlier MHD and boiler-type units. The new device is currently in a 12½-month developmental series of tests. Based on these series of tests, Westinghouse is to design, manufacture, and test a full-scale slagging combustor in a test cell at nominal field operating conditions. The activities described in this paper are sponsored by the Morgantown Energy Technology Center of the Department of Energy.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
Topics: Combustion , Coal , Turbines
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