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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Combustion and Fuels

Field Demonstration of a 1.5 MW Industrial Gas Turbine With a Low Emissions Catalytic Combustion System

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D. Y. Yee, K. Lundberg, C. K. Weakley

Catalytica Combustion Systems, Inc. 430 Ferguson Drive Mountain View, CA 94043-5272

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 123(3), 550-556 (Oct 01, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1374199 History: Received October 01, 1999; Revised October 01, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Schematic of key elements of the Silicon Valley Test Facility (SVTF)
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Schematic of Silicon Valley Test Facility’s (SVTF) data acquisition capabilities
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Schematic of catalytic combustor
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Preburner NOX emissions comparison to Magruder et al. 9
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Primary stage lean blowout versus preburner inlet temperature
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Relative fuel concentration at the catalyst inlet face with the engine operating at 1250 kW and with an average fuel composition of 3.5 percent methane
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Thermal uniformity of catalyst outlet face with the engine operating at 1250 kW and with an average fuel composition of 3.5 percent methane
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Schematic of catalytic combustion process with partial fuel combustion in the catalyst
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Start sequence illustrating the fixed schedule of preburner discharge, combustor fuel to air (F/A) and turbine speed
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Fixed schedule of preburner discharge and catalyst fuel to air (F/A) while ramping generator load
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Typical emissions (correcetd to 15 percent O2) at 18°C ambient
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Emissions (corrected to 15 percent O2) during a 24-hour period

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