TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Combustion and Fuels

Advanced Catalytic Pilot for Low NOx Industrial Gas Turbines

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H. Karim, K. Lyle, S. Etemad, L. L. Smith, W. C. Pfefferle

Precision Combustion, Inc., 410 Sackett Point Road, North Haven, CT 06473

P. Dutta, K. Smith

Solar Turbines, Inc., 2200 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92186

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 125(4), 879-884 (Nov 18, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1586313 History: Received December 01, 2001; Revised March 01, 2002; Online November 18, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Sketch of the catalytic pilot concept within a lean premixed injector (swirler+pilot)
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Sketch of the catalytic reactor for the pilot
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Prediction of autoignition delay
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Photograph of modified Solar Taurus 70 premixed fuel/air injector hardware, with PCI’s catalytic pilot
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Top panel: single-injector atmospheric pressure test facility at PCI. botom panel: single-injector high-pressure test facility at Solar Turbine.
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Lightoff for the catalytic reactor at a pressure of 15 atm
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Catalyst surface temperatures at a pressure of 15 atm
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NOx emission dependence on catalytic pilot equivalence ratios
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Measured NOx and CO emission for the modified Taurus 70 injector at close to 100% load condition
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NOx emission (100% load) as function of front end temperature with percent pilot as parameter
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Measured NOx and CO emission for the modified Taurus 70 injector at 50% load condition



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