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Development and Application of Industrial Gas Turbines for Medium-Btu Gaseous Fuels

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J. G. Meier, W. S. Y. Hung, V. M. Sood

Solar Turbines Inc., San Diego, Calif.

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 108(1), 182-190 (Jan 01, 1986) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3239869 History: Received December 18, 1984; Online October 15, 2009

Abstract

This paper describes the successful development and application of industrial gas turbines using medium-Btu gaseous fuels, including those derived from biodegradation of organic matters found in sanitary landfills and liquid sewage. The effects on the gas turbine and its combustion system of burning these alternate fuels compared to burning high-Btu fuels, along with the gas turbine development required to use alternate fuels from the point of view of combustion process, control system, gas turbine durability, maintainability and safety, are discussed.

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