This paper presents an update on the status of the technology of the water-cooled gas turbine developed by the General Electric Company under contracts with EPRI, ERDA, and DOE. Particular emphasis is devoted to the design and development of water-cooled composite turbine nozzles and buckets, and a sectoral combustor designed for low-Btu coal-derived gas operation. The operating characteristics of a low-temperature coal gas chemical cleanup system which is to be added to the coal gasification facility are also discussed. Status of the materials and process developments in support of the designs are also presented, as are updates to the Phase I HTTT Program combined-cycle studies, which evaluate the commercial viability of integrated coal gasification and combined-cycle operation.
System Status of the Water-Cooled Gas Turbine for the High Temperature Turbine Technology Program
Caruvana, A, Day, WH, Cincotta, GA, & Rose, RS. "System Status of the Water-Cooled Gas Turbine for the High Temperature Turbine Technology Program." Proceedings of the ASME 1979 International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit and Solar Energy Conference. Volume 1A: Gas Turbines. San Diego, California, USA. March 12–15, 1979. V01AT01A039. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/79-GT-39
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