|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||600/390.6 ; 600/391.2 ; 600/391.42 ; 600/723|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 46 인용 특허 : 4|
An energy producing system includes a compressor side for compressing an air/fuel mixture, and a turbine side for producing mechanical, electrical, and/or heat energy, and driving the compressor side. A catalytic combustor is disposed upstream of the turbine side for combusting a steady state air/fuel mixture during a steady state operation of the apparatus. During start-up of the system, the catalytic combustor is preheated by being supplied with a preheat air/fuel mixture capable of lighting-off therein at ambient temperature, whereby oxidization of th...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.]1. A method of preheating a catalytic combustor disposed upstream of an expansion turbine, the catalytic combustor being at ambient temperature, the method comprising the steps of:A) rotating the turbine;B) providing a medium treatable to produce a preheat fuel which when mixed with air forms a preheat air/fuel mixture capable of lighting-off at ambient temperature in the catalytic combustor;C) treating the medium to produce the preheat fuel; immediately thereafterD) mixing the fuel with air to produce the pre-heat air/fuel mix...