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1. (WO2018164713) APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR TESTING A LARGE COMBUSTOR USING A CAES FACILITY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/164713    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/052055
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 19 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G01M 15/14
F02C 6/16
Applicants: FLORIDA TURBINE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Inventors: BROSTMEYER, Joseph, D.
BAKER, Scott, A.
Title: APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR TESTING A LARGE COMBUSTOR USING A CAES FACILITY
Abstract:
An apparatus, system, and process for testing a gas turbine engine or other test object under a cold condition, such as a compressor of a gas turbine engine, a combustor of a gas turbine engine, or an afterburner of an aero gas turbine engine, using compressed air stored in an underground storage reservoir of a CAES system along with an air turbine or an air injector. High-pressure, but low-volume, compressed air from a CAES system can be converted into a low-pressure, but high-volume, flow of compressed air using an air injector to supply enough compressed air to test a combustor or an afterburner. High pressure compressed air from the CAES system can be used to drive an air turbine that then drives a compressor for testing.