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Title: Combustor and method for distributing fuel in the combustor

A combustor includes a tube bundle that extends radially across at least a portion of the combustor. The tube bundle includes an upstream surface axially separated from a downstream surface. A plurality of tubes extends from the upstream surface through the downstream surface, and each tube provides fluid communication through the tube bundle. A baffle extends axially inside the tube bundle between adjacent tubes. A method for distributing fuel in a combustor includes flowing a fuel into a fuel plenum defined at least in part by an upstream surface, a downstream surface, a shroud, and a plurality of tubes that extend from the upstream surface to the downstream surface. The method further includes impinging the fuel against a baffle that extends axially inside the fuel plenum between adjacent tubes.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1248877
Assignee:
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady, NY) NETL
Patent Number(s):
9,322,557
Application Number:
13/343,926
Contract Number:
FC26-05NT42643
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jan 05
Research Org:
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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