Fairfield, CT, United States
Fairfield, CT, United States

General Electric is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in New York and headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut. The company operates through the following segments: Energy , Technology Infrastructure, Capital Finance as well as Consumer and Industrial.In 2011, GE ranked among the Fortune 500 as the 26th-largest firm in the U.S. by gross revenue, as well as the 14th most profitable. However, the company is listed the fourth-largest in the world among the Forbes Global 2000, further metrics being taken into account. Other rankings for 2011/2012 include No. 7 company for leaders , No. 5 best global brand , No. 63 green company , No. 15 most admired company , and No. 19 most innovative company . Wikipedia.


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Disclosed is an aerodynamically shaped body (1) for use in a hot fluid flow. The body (1) extends along a camber line (100) from a leading edge (11) to a trailing edge (12). The body comprises at least one coolant supply plenum (101) provided inside the body, wherein the coolant supply plenum is delimited by a body wall, wherein the body wall extends from a first side of the camber line (100) to a second side of the camber line (100) and extends over the leading edge (11), thereby providing a leading edge wall section. The wall further comprises an inner surface facing the coolant supply plenum (101) and an outer surface. At least one first leading edge cooling duct (20) extends from the inner surface to the outer surface and is in fluid communication with the coolant supply plenum (101) through an inlet opening (21) and opens out onto the outer surface through a discharge opening (22). The inlet opening (21) is provided on a first side of the camber line (100), the discharge opening (22) is provided on a second side of the camber line (100), and the leading edge cooling duct (20) is provided inside the wall and extending inside the wall from the first side of the camber line (100) to the second side of the camber line (100) and thereby crossing the camber line (100,) in a leading edge (11) region.


Patent
General Electric | Date: 2017-03-22

A method of identifying a faulty sub-module (26) of a chain-link converter (24), wherein the chain-link converter (24) includes a plurality of sub-modules (26) with each sub-module (26) including at least one switching element and an energy storage device which together are selectively operable to provide a voltage source, comprises the steps of: (i) measuring a switching characteristic of each sub-module (26) of the chain-link converter (24); (ii) establishing a switching characteristic signature (40) of the chain-link converter (24); and (iii) identifying the or each sub-module (26) with a switching characteristic that deviates from the switching characteristic signature (40) as being a faulty sub-module (42).


Patent
General Electric | Date: 2017-02-08

A pre-film liquid fuel cartridge includes a main body having a water passage, a liquid fuel passage, a compressed air passage and a pre-film tip disposed at a downstream portion of the pre-film liquid fuel cartridge. The pre-film tip includes a forward end portion that is axially separated from an aft end portion and an inner side that extends therebetween. The inner side at least partially defines a pre-filming surface which terminates at an emulsion atomizing shear edge. The pre-film tip includes a plurality of water injection ports oriented tangentially through the pre-filming surface, a plurality of liquid fuel injection ports oriented tangentially through the pre-filming surface and a plurality of atomizing air injection ports axially oriented around the emulsion atomizing shear edge. An atomizing air shear edge is defined downstream from the emulsion atomizing shear edge and the atomizing air injection ports.


Patent
General Electric | Date: 2017-04-05

A turbine engine having a bypass fluid conduit coupled to the turbine section includes at least one particle separator located within the bypass fluid conduit to separate particles from a bypass fluid stream prior to the bypass stream reaching the turbine section for cooling. A centrifugal separator for removing particles from a fluid stream includes an angular velocity increaser, a particle outlet, an angular velocity decreaser downstream of the angular velocity increaser, and a bend provided between the angular velocity increaser and the angular velocity decreaser.


In a first embodiment, a system for controlling a microgrid includes a processor-based control system. The control system is configured to receive information via a communications pathway from at least one microgrid asset within a microgrid system and identify one or more errors associated with an operation of the microgrid system. In addition, the control system is configured to respond to the one or more identified errors with one or more actions. Each identified error from the one or more identified errors is associated with at least one action from the one or more actions. Further, control system is configured to generate an optimal dispatch schedule having one or more control signals configured to control the microgrid operation to reduce cost and to improve an operational efficiency of the microgrid. The optimal dispatch schedule is based at least in part on the response to the one or more identified errors.


Patent
General Electric | Date: 2017-03-22

A chromatography lab system comprising a cooling compartment arranged to hold both fraction collector devices and sample containers, whereby the cooling compartment comprises an identifying device which is arranged to identify the fraction collector devices such that fractions from the chromatography are collected only in the fraction collector devices.


Patent
General Electric | Date: 2017-04-05

An engine component assembly is provided for impingement cooling including discrete cooling features. An insert is located opposite and adjacent to a cooled surface of the engine component and includes a plurality of angled impingement air holes. A cooling fluid flow path is flowing on one side the cooled surface of the engine component and adjacent to the insert and passes through the angled cooling holes of the insert in order to cool the cooled surface of the engine component. Additionally, a plurality of discrete cooling features may be located along the cooled surface of the engine component opposite the plurality of cooling holes in the insert.


Patent
General Electric | Date: 2017-03-22

A titanium alloy comprising 5 wt% to 8 wt% aluminum; 2.5 wt% to 5.5 wt% vanadium; 0.1 wt % to 2 wt% of one or more elements selected from the group consisting of iron and molybdenum; 0.01 wt% to 0.2 wt% carbon; up to 0.3 wt% oxygen; silicon and copper; optionally upto 2 wt.% of one or more elements selected from zirconium and tin, and the balance being titanium. A turbine component is also generally provided, in one embodiment, that comprises an article made from a titanium alloy. Additionally, methods are also generally provided for making an alloy component having a beta transus temperature and a titanium silicide solvus temperature.


A reverse osmosis unit for processing a feed solution is provided. The unit includes a pressure vessel includes an inlet end, an outlet end, and a vessel body extending between the inlet end and the outlet end. The reverse osmosis unit further includes a plurality of first membrane modules positioned within the pressure vessel. Each first membrane module of the plurality of first membrane modules has a first salt permeance value. At least one second membrane module is positioned within the pressure vessel and coupled in flow communication to the plurality of first membrane modules. The at least one second membrane module has a second salt permeance value that is different from the first salt permeance value.


A system includes a machinery protection monitoring system. The machinery protection monitoring system includes a memory configured to store a plurality of alarm escalation rules associated with an operational protection function of an industrial machine, and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and configured to utilize the plurality of alarm escalation rules. The processor is also configured to receive an indication that the operational protection of the industrial machine is at least partially suspended, compare the measurement of the one or more operational parameters to at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules, and generate an alarm signal based at least in part on whether the at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules is satisfied. The alarm signal includes an indication of an adverse operational condition of the machinery protection monitoring system.

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