Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A combustion chamber and its igniters, injectors, and other related apparatus in a jet engine or gas turbine.

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  • n. A chamber acting as the furnace in a jet engine or turbine engine, where intense combustion is induced.

Etymologies

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combust +‎ -or

Examples

  • Actually knowing how much nitrous oxide is actually being generated in a combustor is a hard problem to solve because now you have to deal with not only the temperature distribution in the combustor, but also the constituent chemicals that are coming out of there.

    Honeywell Faces Mother Nature

  • And think about this: Unlike rockets, which must carry oxygen with them as a "combustor" to ignite the fuel supply, scramjets take oxygen from the atmosphere, offering a huge savings in aircraft weight, and researchers around the world would like to take advantage.

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • [[Cyclone furnace | cyclone]] burners, a specific kind of combustor that can efficiently burn larger pieces of coal.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • In plants that do not burn pulverized coal, the crushed coal may be directly fed into cyclone burners, a specific kind of combustor that can efficiently burn larger pieces of coal.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • In plants that do not burn pulverized coal, the larger 2-inch pieces may be directly fed into the silos which then feed the cyclone burners, a specific kind of combustor that can efficiently burn larger pieces of fuel.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • The combustor is changing as people become more environmentally sensitive.

    Honeywell Faces Mother Nature

  • I think one of the key aspects that's changing is really in the combustor.

    Honeywell Faces Mother Nature

  • Remember the difference here is taking out the dust at much higher temperatures than for instance in IGCC, because your replacing the combustor of the gas turbine, not making a syngas for the gas turbine.

    Rabett Run

  • When using CLC to replace a conventional combustor, you would expect it to be placed between the compressor and expander of a gas turbine, which necessarily means it operates at pressure.

    Rabett Run

  • The now high-pressure airflow enters the combustor where it is mixed with fuel and ignited.

    The Nature of Technology

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