An aerodynamic study for the premixing device of an industrial turbine gas combustor is discussed. The present work is based on a joint application of numerical CFD and experimental investigation tools in order to verify and optimize the combustor gaseous fuel injection system. The objective is the retrofit of an old generation gas turbine combustion chamber that is carried out considering new targets of NOx emission keeping the same CO and combustion stability performances. CFD has been used to compare different premixing duct configurations for improved mixing features. Experimental test has been carried out in order to assess the pollutant emissions, flame stability and pattern factor characteristics of the full combustion chamber retrofitted with the modified injection system.

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