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A combustor method and apparatus is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion with one or more of three improvements to enhance ignition of the flameless combustor. A catalytic surface can be provided within a combustion chamber to provide flameless combustion at least in the vicinity of the catalytic surface at a temperature that is much lower than the autoignition temperature of fuel in air without the presence of the catalytic surface. Nitrous oxide or supplemental oxygen may also be used as an oxidant either instead of air or with air to reduce ignition temperatures. Further, electrical energy can be passed through the fuel conduit, raising the temperature of the conduit to a temperature above which the fuel will ignite when combined with the oxidant.

Title
Flameless combustor
Application Number
8/774168
Publication Number
5899269
Application Date
December 26, 1996
Publication Date
May 4, 1999
Inventor
John Michael Karanikas
Houston
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Houston
TX, US
Thomas Mikus
Houston
TX, US
Scott Lee Wellington
Houston
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 36/04
B01J 8/00
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