RECENT EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS ON GASIFICATION COMBUSTION OF LOW BTU GAS FOR GAS TURBINES

A proposed system is presented for low pollution power generation by means of a combined cycle gas turbine system using low BTU fuel gas produced from high sulfur residual oil and solid fuel. Experimental results and conclusions are presented from a cooperative research program whereby high sulfur crude oil residue was partially oxidized with air to produce a 100 to 150 BTU/scf sulfur-free gas for use in a turbine combustor. An FT 4 gas turbine combustion chamber test demonstrated that low BTU gas can be efficiently burned with a large reduction in NOx emissions. Gas turbine modifications required to burn low BTU gas are described and projected NOx emissions compared to No. 2 fuel oil and natural gas are shown for an FT 4 gas turbine. Integration of the gas turbine combined cycle system to a low BTU gasification process is described. The system provides an efficient method of generating electrical power from high sulfur liquid fuels while minimizing emission of air and water pollutants. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented by ASME at the Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show, Zurich, Switzerland, 30 March-4 April 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Combustion Publication Company

    277 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Crouch, W B
    • Schlinger, W G
    • Klapatch, R D
    • Vitti, G E
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 32-38
  • Serial:
    • Combustion
    • Volume: 45
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Combustion Publication Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056719
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME #74-GT-11 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM