Design and Preliminary Results of a Fuel Flexible Industrial Gas Turbine Combustor PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
A. S. Novick, D. L. Troth

Detroit Diesel Allison, Indianapolis, IN

H. G. Yacobucci

NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH

Paper No. 81-GT-108, pp. V002T06A021; 10 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


The work described in this paper is a part of the DOE/ LeRc “Advanced Conversion Technology Project” (ACT). The program is a multiple contract effort with funding provided by the Department of Energy and Technical Program Management provided by NASA LeRc. It is anticipated that future industrial gas turbine engines will require fuel flexibility. The emphasis in this paper is the fuel flexible combustor technology developed under the “Low NOx Heavy Fuel Combustor Concept Program” for application to the Detroit Diesel Allison (DDA) Model 570-K industrial gas turbine engine. The technology, to achieve emission goals, emphasizes dry NO, reduction methods. Due to the high levels of fuel bound nitrogen (FBN) control of NOx can be effected through a staged combustor with a rich initial combustion zone. A RICH/QUENCH/LEAN (RQL) variable geometry combustor is the technology that will be presented to achieve low NO, from alternate fuels containing FBN. The results will focus on emissions and durability for fuel flexible operation.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
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