Patent Number: 6,254,333

Title: Method for forming a cooling passage and for cooling a turbine section of a rotary machine

Abstract: A method for cooling the trailing edge 126, 146 region of a stator vane platform 48, 54 and for forming a cooling passage 198, 214 using platform slots in the side of a stator vane is disclosed. Various steps are developed which provide for effective cooling with minimal intrusion into the working medium flowpath 18. In one particular embodiment, the method includes extending a feather seal slot rearwardly with an extension 88, 96 in facing sides 116, 118, or 136, 138 of a pair of vane platforms 48, 54 and for flowing cooling fluid laterally prior to discharging the cooling air for impingement cooling of an adjacent stator vane.

Inventors: Merry; Brian (Middletown, CT)

Assignee: United Technologies Corporation

International Classification: F01D 11/00 (20060101); F01D 5/18 (20060101); F01D 009/06 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018