US 9,810,159 B2
Method and apparatus for controlling gas turbine combustor
Tatsuya Sekiguchi, Hitachinaka (JP); Shouhei Yoshida, Hitachiota (JP); Yoshitaka Hirata, Tokai (JP); Akinori Hayashi, Hitachinaka (JP); Nozomi Saitou, Hitachinaka (JP); Kazuo Takahashi, Hitachi (JP); and Takeo Saitou, Hitachinaka (JP)
Assigned to Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., Yokohama (JP)
Filed by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa (JP)
Filed on Feb. 13, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/621,575.
Application 14/621,575 is a division of application No. 13/213,263, filed on Aug. 19, 2011, abandoned.
Claims priority of application No. 2010-198518 (JP), filed on Sep. 6, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2015/0159562 A1, Jun. 11, 2015
Int. Cl. F02C 9/28 (2006.01); F02C 9/26 (2006.01); F02C 9/46 (2006.01)
CPC F02C 9/263 (2013.01) [F02C 9/28 (2013.01); F02C 9/46 (2013.01); F05D 2270/091 (2013.01)] 1 Claim
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for controlling a gas turbine combustor including a diffusion combustion burner
and a premix combustion burner, comprising the steps of:
detecting a rotating speed of a gas turbine;
recording a detected value of the rotating speed of the gas turbine;
calculating a value of a change of the rotating speed with respect to time of the gas turbine in accordance with the detected value of the rotating speed of the gas turbine;
detecting an opening angle of a compressor bleed valve installed in a compressor;
regulating a fuel flow rate fed to the gas turbine combustor on the basis of results of the value of the change of the rotating speed with respect to time of the gas turbine and a signal of the opening angle of the bleed valve; and
controlling with a fuel control unit to control a fuel flow rate for a diffusion combustion to be fed to the diffusion combustion burner installed in the gas turbine combustor and a fuel flow rate for a premix combustion to be fed to the premix combustion burner so as to switch a combustion state of the gas turbine combustor from an independent diffusion combustion by the diffusion combustion burner to a mixed combustion of the diffusion combustion and the premix combustion by the diffusion combustion burner and the premix combustion burner, wherein:
when it is detected that the rotating speed of the gas turbine increased from a rated rotating speed at a time that a load dump of the gas turbine begins to decrease and the opening angle of the bleed valve installed in the compressor is totally closed,
regulating the fuel control unit to control the fuel flow rate fed to the gas turbine combustor; and
switching the gas turbine combustor from the independent diffusion combustion by the diffusion combustion burner to the mixed combustion of the diffusion combustion and the premix combustion by the diffusion combustion burner and the premix combustion burner by respectively controlling the fuel flow rate for the diffusion combustion fed to the diffusion combustion burner and the fuel flow rate for the premix combustion fed to the premix combustion burner.