Patent Number: 6,293,088

Title: Gas turbine with steam cooling and fuel atomization

Abstract: This invention relates to a combustion turbine power plant having a gas turbine. The plant includes a compressor for generating a compressed gas stream, a fuel delivery system for supplying a combustible fuel to the gas turbine, a combustor for receiving the compressed gas stream and fuel and generating a high temperature working gas, a turbine section for receiving the working gas from the combustor and expanding the working gas through the turbine section to produce rotating shaft power, a steam generator for supplying cooling steam to components of either the combustor and/or the turbine to extract heat therefrom and cool the same and, a steam outlet manifold for collecting the cooling steam and selectively directing at least a portion thereof to either, or both, the fuel delivery system to atomize the fuel oil entering said combustor or the turbine to augment the power output of the turbine.

Inventors: Moore; Jack D. (Chuluota, FL), Steinebronn; Brad A. (Oviedo, FL)

Assignee: Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation

International Classification: F01K 21/04 (20060101); F01K 21/00 (20060101); F02C 9/00 (20060101); F02C 7/24 (20060101); F02C 7/30 (20060101); F02C 7/22 (20060101); F02C 9/48 (20060101); F02C 7/00 (20060101); F02C 003/30 (); F02C 007/16 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018