Design and Development Test of a Gas Turbine Combustor for Air-Blown Lurgi Coal Gas Fuel PUBLIC ACCESS

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K. W. Beebe

General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY

Li Jian-Ye, Yang Dao-Gang, Zhou Tian-Yu

Shanghai Power Plant Equipment Research Institute, Minhang, Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China

Paper No. 85-IGT-128, pp. V002T04A023; 7 pages
  • ASME 1985 Beijing International Gas Turbine Symposium and Exposition
  • Volume 2: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels
  • Beijing, People’s Republic of China, September 1–7, 1985
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7943-6
  • Copyright © 1985 by ASME


A heavy-duty industrial gas turbine combustion system has been designed and laboratory tested for use with low heating value coal gas produced by an air-blown Lurgi coal gasifier. The design fuel has a nominal lower heating value of 4.21 MJ/ncm (107 Btu/scf). The combustor design utilizes high-swirl fuel and air injection to provide rapid fuel/air mixing and a stable flame front, and is physically interchangeable with the conventional fuel combustion system for the General Electric model MS5001 gas turbine. Full-pressure, full-scale tests of the new combustion system have been conducted at the General Electric Gas Turbine Development Laboratory in Schenectady, New York, USA, for the Shanghai Power Plant Equipment Research Institute (SPPERI) of the Peoples Republic of China. Simulated clean low heating value coal gas fuel with a composition specified by SPPERI was used for these tests. Laboratory test results are presented for important combustor operating parameters, including exhaust emissions, combustion efficiency, exhaust temperature profile, dynamic pressure, and metal temperature distribution.

Copyright © 1985 by ASME
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