Accession Number:

ADP003132

Title:

Fuel Character Effects on Performance of Small Gas Turbine Combustion Systems,

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Corporate Author:

PRATT AND WHITNEY CANADA MISSISSAUGA (ONTARIO)

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Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The effects of potential broadened specification and alternate source jet fuels on the performance of small gas turbine combustors are presented. The review is based primarily on the results of a research program to evaluate the performance of a small can combustor and two reverse-flow-annular combustors with fifteen different fuels. The fuels represented variations in several key characteristics such as hydrogen content, aromatics, viscosity, boiling range, volatility and thermal stability. Alternate source fuels included oil shale and tar sand derived fuels. Results of property changes on performance parameters of the can combustor, such as life, starting and stability characteristics, exhaust emissions and smoking tendencies, are discussed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE