Gas Turbine Liquid Fuel Treatment and Analysis

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G. E. Krulls

General Electric Co., Schenectady, N. Y.

J. Eng. Power 97(1), 53-61 (Jan 01, 1975) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3445913 History: Received November 27, 1973; Online July 14, 2010


A discussion of the gas turbine and its liquid fuel burning experience leads into present concepts and practices. A description is given of the fuel treatment equipment including fuel washing, vanadium inhibition, fuel analysis and system automation. Fuel washing by centrifugal means as well as electrostatic techniques are presented. The effect of fuel parameters on system size, cost and performance is evaluated. A summary of the experience gained shows that fuel treatment has indeed become a practical procedure.

Copyright © 1975 by ASME
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