RESEARCH PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Combustion and Fuels

On-Engine Evaluation of Emissions Characteristics of a Variable Geometry Lean-Premixed Combustor

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H. Yamada, K. Shimodaira, S. Hayashi

Thermofluid Dynamics Division, National Aerospace Laboratory, Chofu, Tokyo 182, Japan

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 119(1), 66-69 (Jan 01, 1997) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2815563 History: Received February 10, 1995; Online November 19, 2007


The design and on-engine testing of a lean-premixed, low-NOx combustor for a simple-cycle, single-shaft, 250-kW gas turbine engine of a pressure ratio of eight are described. A variable-geometry system composed of butterfly air valves was used to control the combustor air split between combustion and dilution. Fuel was staged to a direct-injection pilot burner, and a lean-premixed main burner was fitted to the combustor liner. The NOx emissions with natural gas fueling were found to be less than 20 ppm (at 15 percent O2 ) at and near full-load conditions with combustion efficiencies greater than 99.8 percent. Emissions data from early high-pressure rig tests of the combustor hardware are also presented.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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