Fuel Flexibility Influences on Premixed Combustor Blowout, Flashback, Autoignition and Instability
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This paper addresses the impact of fuel composition on the operability of lean premixed gas turbine combustors. This is an issue of current importance due to variability in the composition of natural gas fuel supplies and interest in the use of syngas fuels. Of particular concern is the effect of fuel composition on combustor blowout, flashback, dynamic stability, and autoignition. This paper reviews available results and current understanding of the effects of fuel composition on the operability of lean premixed combustors. It summarizes the underlying processes that must be considered when evaluating how a given combustor's operability will be affected as fuel composition is varied. Copyright © 2006 by ASME.
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Lieuwen, T., McDonell, V., Petersen, E., & Santavicca, D.