Combustion of Methanol and Liquefied Butane in a Gas Turbine Combustor PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
S. Kajita, J. Kitajima, T. Kimura

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Akastii, Japan

Paper No. 81-GT-50, pp. V002T06A015; 8 pages
  • ASME 1981 International Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show
  • Volume 2: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations
  • Houston, Texas, USA, March 9–12, 1981
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7962-7
  • Copyright © 1981 by ASME


Combustion tests with a gas turbine combustor were carried out to clarify the technical problems caused when liquefied butane was supplied and burned in the liquid phase in addition to evaluating methanol and liquefied butane as an alternative fuel. For methanol, a conventional dual-orifice type fuel injector, and for liquefied butane, the same dual-orifice type injector and two types of multi-hole injectors were tested. The results of combustion tests with both fuels were compared with those of conventional gas turbine fuels — kerosene and natural gas with respect to combustion performances and exhaust emissions. It was found that both fuels had some advantages over conventional fuels.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
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