An experimental program was conducted to develop premixer concepts for use in GE’s aero-derivative Marine and Industrial gas turbine engines such as the LM 1600, 2500 and 6000. These engines operate typically at pressure ratios up to 30:1. Extensive tests in 1 and 2 cup test combustors were carried out to evaluate the Double Annular Counter-Rotating Swirler (DACRS) premixers at test conditions representative of the above mentioned engines. These tests also help establish combustor design parameters. Single digit NOx emissions were measured at engine operating conditions with the DACRS II and III premixers. Premixer interactions and their effects on Lean Blow Out were also studied.

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