|A more significant benefit of the LSI technology is its ability to
burn a variety of different fuels from natural gas to hydrogen and the
relative ease to incorporate it into current gas turbine design —
extensive redesign of the turbine is not needed. The LSI is being
designed as a drop-in component for gas-burning turbine power plants.
This technology is available for license for gas turbines and certain other fields of use. For information, go to http://www.lbl.gov/Tech-Transfer/techs/lbnl0916.html.
|A cutaway view of Solar Turbines' Taurus 70 engine. The research team has adapted the low swirl injector for use in this technology, which is similar to a jet engine, but is used to generate electricity in power plants on the ground.|
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- Diffusion flame nozzle based on the design that successfully operated at the SGT6-3000E (formerly known as the W501D5) Dow Chemical Plaquemine site.
- Dual fuel design: Natural gas as startup & backup fuel, H2 / Syngas as main fuel.
- Dilution is premixed into the fuel.
- Combustor basket is an improved Siemens diffusion flame basket design.
- The transition segment and downstream turbine hardware is the standard design, no change is necessary for IGCC.